Lemon Essential Oil: Powerful Antioxidant, Immune System Booster and More!

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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?

If you’ve missed my previous posts in this series so far you can check them out here:

Join Me on a Journey Through the Everyday Oils Collection
Lavender Oil: My Tool For Cuts, Allergies, Burns and So Much More!
Joy Essential Oil: Boost Your Mood, Ease Anxiety and Much More!
Frankincense Essential Oil: Wrinkles, Concentration, Anxiety and More!


First, let me tell you just why I love lemon oil so much. Lemon oil consists of 68 percent dlimonene, which is an extremely powerful antioxidant. It is delightfully refreshing in water and so, so, so good for you body.

You see, most American’s have very acidic bodies and diseases like cancer have been found to thrive in acidic conditions. Lemon oil neutralizes acidity when ingested, so yes, VERY good for your body! I drink several glasses of lemon oil water daily. I previously drank lemon water using lemons from the grocery store which is still good for you (as long as you are buying organic), but lemon oil water is about a 1,000 better. Here is why:


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. In his book, The Practice of Aromatherapy, Valnet wrote that lemon is a tonic for supporting the nervous and sympathetic nervous system. More for me please! :) Lemon oil also supports liver and kidney health.

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!


1. Cold Sores: Place a drop of Lemon Oil on a cold sore to help promote quick healing.
2. Runny Nose: Rub Lemon Oil on the outside of your nostrils to dry up a runny nose.
3. Sanitize: Combine 2–3 drops of lemon essential oil with water in a spray bottle to help cleanse and sanitize surfaces.
4. Skin Blemishes: Place a drop on oily skin or blemishes to help balance oil glands and minimize oil production.
5. Cellulite: Massage lemon essential oil into cellulite to help improve circulation and eliminate waste from cells.
6. Quick Pick Me Up: Inhale lemon essential oil or place a few drops on a cotton ball to replenish your mind, body, and spirit.
7. In the Kitchen: Add several drops of lemon essential oil to a chicken marinade for a delicious dinner.
8. Surface Cleaning: Use 1–2 drops of lemon essential oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots, glue or adhesive, and crayon from most surfaces.
9. Hydration: Add 1-2 drops to a large glass of water to reduce body acidity.
10. 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.

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

Here are just a few of the thousands of testimonials out there about Young Living’s Lemon Oil:

I’ve wanted to stay away from the commercial deodorants for long time and couldn’t find any natural products that helped. I received my Essential 7 kit and decided to try the lemon oil as a deodorant because in Ecuador people sometimes use lemon juice. Well, the lemon oil has worked perfectly and now that is the only thing I use.
~Solange from New York

I am currently 29 weeks pregnant with my second baby. After having my first little girl, a medium sized spider vein appeared on my thigh and a few small veins. Determined not to get anymore i have decided to put Lemon oil on my thighs every morning after my shower. I have notice that my varicose veins have decreased in size and appear less prominant, and i also feel that my legs appear less tight with the increasing fluid retention. I am loving lemon oil…and also gentle baby of course, no stretch marks! Looking forward to an oily labor!
~Amy from Australia


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:)


Want to know more about how my life has been changed by Essential Oils? Check out these posts…

How I Got Started with Essential Oils: My Story

Why I Chose Young Living Essential Oils

How to Get More Restful Sleep with Essential Oils

Essential Oil for Stress and More

How I Used Essential Oils to Beat a Cold Quickly

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please confirm any information obtained from or through this web site with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on this website. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

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