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Lemon oil is another one of my favorite oils because it’s so versatile! There are literally hundreds of ways you can use this amazing oil. Here are just 10 of them 🍋
1. Internal Cleanser
Lemon oil is a gentle, yet effective internal cleanser, helping the body get rid of toxins. Not all lemon oil is safe to take internally, so make sure to check the label. doTERRA lemon oil is CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) and 3rd party tested for safety and purity, making it a great choice! Add 2-3 drops to water to gently cleanse the body.
2. Helps easily remove sticker residue.
Isn’t it frustrating when you can’t get the gooey sticker residue off price tags and other stickers? Well, lemon oil to the rescue! The constituents of lemon oil help to break down petrochemicals, helping it to easily remove any residue they leave behind.
3. Takes smudges off your stainless steel appliances.
I love my stainless steel appliances, but I don’t love the fingerprints and smudges they so easily show! I like to add 10 drops of lemon essential oil to equal parts white vinegar and water in a glass spray bottle (lemon will eat away at the petrochemicals in plastic spray bottles, so only use glass!). I spray my appliances and then wipe with a microfiber cloth and they look as good as new!
4. Freshens a stinky garbage disposal.
A stinky garbage disposal can make the entire kitchen smell unpleasant. Try adding 4 – 5 drops lemon oil with one tablespoon baking soda into your garbage disposal and let sit for 20 minutes. Then run your disposal with hot water to get rid of the “gook” and unpleasant smell. Your kitchen will smell fresh and citrusy!
5. Helps remove soap scum from shower.
Lemon oil makes the perfect soap scum remover. I like to add 10 to 20 drops to equal parts white vinegar and distilled water (you can also add 10 drops of melaleuca to up the cleansing power!). Spray your shower down and leave for 15 minutes. Sprinkle floor of shower with a light dusting of baking soda and give it a good scrub. This really cuts down on the amount of scrubbing you have to do, and soap scum literally starts to melt away!
6. Diffuse several drops to instantly boost your mood AND cleanse the air.
Lemon oil is cleansing and uplifting. It’s made up of chemical constituents known as monoterpenes, which are known to have an uplifting effect. This is where the benefits of “aromatherapy” come in. Lemon and other citrus oils can help to quickly boost your mood and your overall outlook. Try diffusing several drops either by itself or combine with wild orange, grapefruit, or Citrus Bliss blends for a wonderfully uplifting scent.
7. Add several drops to fractionated coconut oil for a beautiful wood polish.
Lemon oil makes a great furniture polish. It will help to give your wood a nice shine as well as make your house smell amazing (without the nasty chemicals of other furniture polishes on the market!).
8. Makes a great de-greaser!
Do you have greasy pots and pans? Add several drops of lemon oil to your dish water and allow them to soak for 10 to 15 minutes. Give them a good scrubbing and watch them shine!
9. Add to natural mouthwash to freshen breath and naturally whiten teeth.
Because lemon is a powerful cleansing agent, it can help to freshen your breath and remove stains from your teeth. Try adding a drop or two to your natural mouth wash or add several drops to coconut oil for oil pulling, which is great for overall oral health! You could also replace the Patchouli with Lemon in this recipe!
10. Add to baking soda for an all-natural exfoliant that will reveal brighter skin ✨
Lemon oil’s powerful cleansing components make it a great choice for helping to cleanse the skin. To make a simple yet highly effective brightening facial scrub, add 1 to 2 drops of lemon oil to 2 teaspoons of baking soda and gently massage over face to reveal brighter skin!
What’s your favorite way to use lemon oil?