Lemon essential oil has so many uses, is so refreshing and is so versatile that it has become one of my all-time favorite citrus oils. It can be used to freshen rooms and sheets, as a cleanser, to polish furniture and much more.
I’ve never been a big fan of lemons or lemonade, but lemon essential oil is in a class by itself. The scent of lemon oil is simply divine! It smells exactly like the clean, fresh scent of a freshly cut lemon – and it enlivens my senses. It seems to make everything seem “more alive.”
Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons, giving its aroma all the brightness of the freshly picked fruit. Jean Valnet, MD, estimated that it takes 3,000 lemons produce one kilo of oil.
Cheerful, sweet, and nostalgic, Lemon oil can eliminate odors and infuse your whole home with its clean, lemon-drop scent when diffused.
With its bright and joyful aroma, Lemon oil benefits skin and hair as much as its aroma benefits your environment. Your teens can add a drop to their evening moisturizer to reduce the appearance of blemishes, while you can add it to your conditioner for an aromatic treat that smoothes and shines the look of your hair. Because some citrus oils like Lemon can cause photosensitivity, avoid applying to exposed skin before spending time outside.
Lemon oil uses:
- Boost your home cleaning with the cheerful scent of fresh Lemons! Add a few drops to naturally derived floor, window, and surface cleaning solutions. Do not use Lemon oil on granite or stone, as it may etch the surface.
- Make Lemon part of your beauty routine, adding it to skin care products to reduce the appearance of blemishes or to conditioner and DIY hair masques to give your hair a smoother, shinier look.
- Diffuse Lemon alone or with other citrus and crisp-smelling oils such as Tangerine, Grapefruit, Orange, Bergamot, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Tarragon, and Eucalyptus Radiata to create an aromatic environment that is clean-smelling and positive
To Remove Tree Sap or Gum: Lemon essential oil is one of the best ways to remove tree sap, gum or just about any heavy, sticky glue, or sticky substance from your skin or surfaces. I have a pine tree in the back that beetles have gotten to and it drips sap (the tree will have to be removed soon). Every so often I accidentally brush against it and get some of the gooey, sticky sap on my arm or step into it on the ground. Just a couple drops of lemon oil takes the goo off my skin and out of my clothes quickly.
Price tags also leave seemingly indestructible glue residue. Nothing will get it off but lemon oil. If your kids or pets get into some tar, lemon oil will remove it. Gum in the hair (or on furniture)? Try a few drops of lemon oil.
“I consistently use the following with minimal elbow grease and stellar results: Lemon essential oil is a quicker, safe alternative to Goof Off to remove any type of gummy residue Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend removes most paint spots and spills, no matter how old Peppermint removes Sharpie ink from most surfaces, no matter how long it’s been there.” – Kerin Benjamin
As a Great-Smelling Natural Cleanser: To get your whole kitchen smelling lemon fresh, put 10-15 drop of lemon oil in 2 cups of water and wash the counters down. Use lemon oil to rub off stubborn stains on dishes. Put a couple of drops in the final rinse of the dishwasher for lemon-fresh dishes!
Polish Wooden Furniture, Molding, Etc: Rub lemon essential oil on wood surfaces to clean and polish. Lemon oil restores the natural wood oils and adds a beautiful gloss and scent.
Corns, Calluses, Bunions: Rub lemon essential oil on your corns, calluses or bunions in the morning and in the evening for soothing relief and softening of skin.
Caution: If you put lemon essential oil on your skin, avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying. Citrus essential oils react with sunlight and can cause discoloration of the skin when exposed to light for up to 12 hours. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children. Do not use near fire, flame, heat or sparks.
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Item No. 3578, 15 ml – Lemon Essential Oil