Lemon Essential Oil: So Many Awesome Uses!

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Le-le-le-LEMON! Today we are talking about Lemon Oil folks – and I’m pumped! Why, you might ask? Well, lemon happens to be one of my most favorite oils in the Everyday Collection. I “big puffy heart” lemon oil! 😉

Ok, ok…in all seriousness though, lemon oil does rock and I am just a little obsessed with it. Well, I’m a little obsessed with all the oils, but you all already know that don’t you?




I drink lemon oil daily in my water – it is so refreshing and love that it makes water even better for my body!


Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons. Jean Valnet MD estimated that it takes 3,000 lemons to produce one kilo of oil.

I also use Lemon Oil for all sorts of cleaning around the house and I love diffusing it in my diffuser – it’s perfect for summer!

-Quick Pick Me Up: Inhale lemon essential oil or place a few drops on a cotton ball to replenish your mind, body, and spirit.
-In the Kitchen: Add several drops of lemon essential oil to a chicken marinade for a delicious dinner.
-Surface Cleaning: Use 1–2 drops of lemon essential oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots, glue or adhesive, and crayon from most surfaces.
-Hydration: Add 1-2 drops to a large glass of water.
-Carpet Cleaning: Add 10–15 drops of lemon essential oil to a gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains, brighten carpet and rugs, and leave a fresh smell in the room.
-Includes the naturally occurring constituent limonene.
-Enhances the flavor of foods and water.
-Is a key ingredient in Thieves®, NingXia Red®, and Inner Defense™.

Tip: Lemon is a photosensitive oil, so you will want to prevent from having it on any exposed skin when going out into the sun.



I use my lemon oil in everything – cupcakes, tea, water, homemade salsa – love it! Another way you can use your Lemon Oil is make Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub. This stuff is heavenly! It’s perfectly invigorating and wonderful for summer! It also happens to be incredibly easy to make.

What You’ll Need
1/2 Cup Organic Virgin Coconut Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (this is the brand I use)
10 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil (Young Living is the only brand of oil I will use, here is why)
2 Cups of Sugar

How to Make It
1. Melt Coconut Oil in a glass bowl
2. Mix in 10 Drops of Lemon Oil
3. Mix in 2 Cups of Sugar (use more or less depending on the consistency you prefer)
4. Store in a glass jar. For an inexpensive option you can use a glass canning jar.

You can use this scrub on your hands, feet and even all over your body for silky smooth and invigorated skin!

Very Important: All of the above testimonials and recipes refer specifically to Young Living’s therapeutic grade Lemon Oil. Please do not attempt to purchase lemon oil from a retail store. Check out my post on why I chose Young Living oils for more details on this topic. All oils are not created equal. It is definitely a case of ‘you get what you pay for’.


The best way to get your hands on a bottle of Lemon Oil is with the Young Living Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit! Why? Because you’ll also get a diffuser, the 9 other amazing oils that I’m talking about in this series, samples of Ningxia Red, stress away oil + roller, an Essential Oils Guidebook, a set of oil labels and much more!

If you do not yet have your Young Living Premium Kit, make sure to check out this month’s incredible offer that comes with a bunch of awesome freebies to help you get started! Head on over here to get all the details on this offer:)


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