10 Lemon Essential Oil Uses for an Amazing Health

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10 lemon essential oil uses

Lemon essential oil has many uses and health benefits. This essential oil is readily available and inexpensive, and it has uplifting and revitalizing scent to the body and mind. Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons and has many easy and practical uses.

Let’s have a look at the health benefits and uses of lemon essential oil.

Top 10 Lemon Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

1. Minor skin infections

Lemon essential oil has antiseptic properties and acts as an astringent that can be used for minor skin infections including acne. Lemon essential oil is often used in a compress or as a cleanser to disinfect the skin infection. Dilute lemon and lavender essential oils (or tea tree essential oil) in a bowl of water and use a facecloth absorbed with the mixture and hold on the skin infection for up to 10 minutes.

Further reading: tea tree essential oil also has strong antiseptic properties, and is also uses in topical applications. Read more about this oil in my article about the top 5 medicinal uses for tea tree oil.

2. Toner for oily skin

Lemon essential oil benefits your skin as it’s a natural toner that helps to balance oil glands and minimize oil production. Mix a few drops of lemon essential oil in a tablespoon of carrier oil, such as jojoba or sweet almond oil, and apply with cotton wool.

Further reading: Read more about essential oils for healthy skin in my previous article.

3. Reduces cellulite

Blending lemon essential oil with other essential oils such as rosemary and juniper in a carrier oil can help reduce cellulite. The essential oil massage stimulates the lymphatic system and aids your body to eliminate toxins and fight cellulite. Add 20-30 drops of the above essential oils to ½ cup carrier oil and massage the affected areas for 10 to 15 minutes a day. For a better effect you could regularly use a deep tissue foam roller.

Further reading: Find more ways to reduce cellulite naturally in my previous article.

4. Treats cold sores


Lemon essential oil is used to treat cold sores due to its anti-viral properties. Lemon essential oil can be used in a lip balm to treat cold sores as soon as you feel a cold sore coming on. Mix 1 tablespoon of base oil with a few drops of lemon oil (you can also add to the mixture tea tree oil or lavender essential oil), dip a clean cotton swab in the mixture, and apply directly to the cold sore. Keep the mixture in sealed glass container and repeat several times a day until the sore is gone.

Further reading: Also have a look at this recipe for homemade natural lip balm for smooth and kissable lips.

5. Treats Greasy/Oily Hair

You can use lemon essential to treat your oily hair by mixing it with a base oil such as sweet almond, apricot kernel, avocado, jojoba or olive oil.

For one scalp treatment choose up to three essential oils for greasy hair such as lemon, rosemary and eucalyptus and use five drops of each for two tablespoons of base oil.

For very long hair you will probably need more oil. Warm the blended oils by placing the container in a bowl of boiling water, and then massage into the scalp. Wrap with a hot towel, leave for at least 15 minutes and then shampoo. Repeat once or twice a week.

Further reading: Read more about essential oils for healthy hair in my previous article.


6. Household cleaner

I’ve written in the past about the power of Essential Oils to disinfect, sanitize, kill germs, destroy bacteria and eliminate bad odor due to their antiseptic qualities. Add 1/2 (half) a cup of borax to 1 gallon (4 liters) of tepid warm water. Then add 20 drops antibacterial essential oil such as lemon, lavender, tea tree, or rosemary. It can be used in place of your household cleaners and is just as effective as industrial strength brands without the potential harm to your health.

Further reading: Find here more information how to use essential oils as natural sanitizing household cleaners.

7. Carpet cleaning

You can put a few drops of lemon essential oil on the vacuum cleaner bag or filter for extra cleaning power and for additional great scent.

8. Air freshener

Fill a spray bottle with 8-10 drops each of three different air-freshening essential oils such as lemon, tea tree and eucalyptus and add in 1/2 to 1 cup water. Mist spray around your home whenever you want to freshen the air.

Further reading: Also read my article about the 20 best uses for essential oils.


9. Enhances mental clarity and concentration

Diffuse lemon oil to the air: add a few drops to a vaporizer, or just sniff it from the bottle or a cloth. It has the ability to refresh the mind, increase alertness, improve cognitive performance, create a positive mindset and remove negative emotions. Do it while studying or working to improve concentration and mental accuracy.

Further reading: Peppermint essential oil is also known to increase concentration and alertness – read about the top 10 uses for peppermint essential oil.

10. Flavoring

Some of the lemon essential oil uses are for flavoring the food and it can be used in small quantity as a substitute for lemon juice in cooking (use food grade only and buy from trusted companies).

For example, one drop helps detoxify the body when added to a cup of drinking water (Get more information about detox in my eBook The Detox Guide). For homemade lemonade blend 2 drops of lemon oil, 2 cups of pure water and add honey to taste.

Further reading: also pure lavender essential oil can be used as a flavor booster. Find here top 10 uses for lavender essential oil.


Lemon essential oil is photo sensitive so don’t expose the skin to direct sunlight or UV rays. Also this essential oil can cause skin irritation for some people, so it is recommended to dilute this oil.

If you are pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician before using this essential oil. Also when you buy this oil, look for therapeutic grade and buy from trusted companies.

If you are interested to learn more about essential oils you can find useful information in my e-book Magical Aromatherapy. This e-book will help you to discover the power of essential oils and the most effective ways to use them.

Read these related articles:
1. The Top 20 Essential Oil Uses
2. The Top 16 Essential Oils to Relieve Pain and Inflammation
3. How To Use Essential Oils To Combat Wrinkles Naturally

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One Response to 10 Lemon Essential Oil Uses for an Amazing Health

  1. Faye Pollard says:

    Where is the best place to buy Lemon oil on-line?

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