Benefits and Uses for Lemon Essential Oil

 

Skin Care

 

Lemon essential oil is astringent and detoxifying. Its antiseptic properties help in treating and clearing skin. Lemon oil also reduces excessive oil on the skin. Add a few drops of the oil to facial cleanser to help remove dead skin cells.

 

 

Laundry

 

Add a few drops to your laundry cycle or to the final rinse cycle to freshen up your laundry. Your washing machine will also smell clean.

 

Disinfectant

 

Lemon oil is terrific to disinfect wooden cutting boards and kitchen counters. Soak kitchen cleaning cloths in a bowl of water with several drops of lemon oil to disinfect.

 

 

Degreaser (goo be gone)

 

Very effective in removing glues and labels that are difficult to remove. Lemon oil will also remove grease and grime from hands as well as tools and dishes.

 

Mood Booster/Concentration

 

Diffuse in the room or place a few drops in your hands, rub and inhale.

 

Insect Repellent

 

Bugs are not in favor of lemon oil. Combine lemon with peppermint and eucalyptus essential oil along with coconut oil for an effective repellent.

 

Hair/Nail Care

 

Lemon oil is an effective hair tonic and helps to eliminate dandruff while strengthening the hair.

 

 

Immune Support

 

Mix a few drops of lemon oil and coconut oil and rub on the back of the neck.

 

 

Feet Care

 

Add a few drops of lemon oil to help treat callouses, corns, and bunions. 

 

Wood Polish

 

Mix olive oil and several drops of lemon essential oil in a glass spray bottle. Spray on wood to be cleaned and rub in circular motions with a soft cloth.