lemon Essential Oil
Why & how to use it
A few basic facts about Lemon Essential Oil from doTERRA
🍋Sourced from Sicily and cold pressed from the peel – check out how Sourcing dōTERRA LEMON oil Video
🍋The main chemical component of lemon essential oil is limonene.
🍋It takes the peel from 75 lemons to make one 15 ml bottle of Wild Orange essential oil
✅Sharp, clean refreshing aroma for diffusion or use on surfaces.
✅Invigorating and clarifying
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.
Suggested ways to use Lemon Essential Oil
🍋 Diffuse lemon to neutralise odours. Got a house full of stinky boys, like me? Lemon is your friend. You can also use a few drops on cotton wall bools and place in your fridge, in shoes, wherever you want to get rid of nasty smells.
🍋Add a few drops to your laundry.
🍋 Soothing to add a drop to some manuka or raw honey when your throat isn’t feeling great.
🍋 Lemon, like all citrus oils, is very uplifting and also promotes positive mood and cognitive ability, a great one to diffuse at your desk. You could also add a drop or two of peppermint to keep you alert.
🍋 Flavour boost, our oils are beyond food grade you could add a drop of Lemon essential oil anytime you are cooking with lemon juice (Salmon on the BBQ, Lemon meringue pie, Hummus, Avo Smash) to boost the flavour. You could also add a drop or two to tea or a smoothie. Lemon naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion.
🍋Add a couple drops of Lemon essential oil to your dishwater or to the rinse section of your dishwasher.
🍋Make an All Purpose Cleaning Spray. In a glass bottle with a spray trigger add a quarter cup of Vinegar and 30 drops of your choice of essential oils, any Citrus oil like Lemon will make a great cleaner, you could also add a squirt of the cleaner concentrate, shake, spray and wipe. Clove oil is a great mould killer! One for the bathroom.
🍋 Remove sticky labels with lemon essential oil! Simply add a few drops of the oil to the label, wait a minute or so and it will peel right off.
🍋 Use lemon essential oil in a spray bottle with water to keep fruit fresh until serving. It will also add a nice zesty flavour!
🍋 Make your own natural wood polish using olive oil and Lemon or Wild Orange and/or cedarwood essential oil.
🍋It’s one of the ingredients in my Wellness Warrior blend, especially good for winter wellness!
Cooking with Lemon Essential Oil
Anywhere it asks for the rind/zest in a recipe you can use your citrus oils, typically 1 drop of citrus can substitute for 1 tsp of zest. If a recipe calls for the zest 1 citrus fruit you can use 3-10 drops of the oil instead.
It goes well with other citrus essential oils, like in my Citrus Bliss cake recipe.
Here is a yummy Lemon Roasted Chicken recipe too
Diffuser Blend Ideas
💧2 drops lemon, lavender and peppermint for seasonal threats
💧Lemon and peppermint for energy and focus.
How to get your hands on Lemon Essential Oil
The best and cheapest way to buy Lemon (and all of doTERRA’s essential oils) is to open your own wholesale account. In fact, for those that buy essential oils through me, if I can post, I will post you a free 5ml wild orange when you open an account as part of your welcome pack.
I have put together step by step instructions here to help you do that.
You can always contact me too and I’ll help you get started.