Easy peasy lemon squeezy: 21 uses for Lemon essential oil
When your kitchen smells like the ghost of dinners past, you diffuse Lemon oil. When a child’s sticker leaves residue on your car window, you defy it with Lemon. When you need a little more spring in your step, you dilute Lemon with V-6 and dab it on your wrist. Life is full of Lemon moments; it’s no wonder this essential oil is a Young Living favorite!
From brightened beverages to sparkling skin, we’re sharing 21 ways to use those little drops of liquid sunshine. Say hello to Lemon essential oil, your new zest friend!
Whether you’re tackling traffic or battling bad odors, Lemon essential oil’s zesty aroma can shed sunshine on the situation. Its invigorating scent is like the perfect rush-hour playlist—light, bright, and energizing!
1. Snuff out stinky smells by placing a Lemon-infused cotton ball in the refrigerator, bathroom drawer, or trash can.
2. Stay on task when working on that big business presentation or last-minute school project and add a few drops of Lemon to your essential oil diffuser.
3. Blast some great tunes on the radio—and Lemon oil in your Car Vent Diffuser—to channel your inner road warrior. Life is a highway!
4. Draw on the energizing aroma of Peppermint and Lemon oils when you need an aromatic pick-me up! Take a drop of each and dilute with 8 drops V-6. Apply the blend to your temples or behind your ears.
5. Look on the bright side by surrounding yourself with this blend’s stimulating aroma.
Skin care superstar
Chemical peels have nothing on these lemon peels! Radiant-looking skin is a real thing thanks to Lemon essential oil. Add a few drops to your skin care routine if you’re ready for glowing, gorgeous skin. Remember to use Lemon on your skin only at night or wait at least 12 hours before heading outdoors. Permission to fall in love with more lustrous skin? Granted!
6. Wake up to a complexion that has some serious wow factor by adding Lemon oil to your favorite night cream.
7. Give your face a hydration hug with a DIY face mask: 1 teaspoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon honey, plus 1 drop Lemon oil. Apply and let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
8. Wash away the day’s stress and impurities with a Lemon-infused cleanser like our ART® Gentle Cleanser.
9. Treat the rest of your body to the skin-smoothing power of DIY loofah soaps and enjoy the sunny citrus scent of this at-home spa experience!
If commercial cleaners had a popularity contest, lemon-scented products would win the gold. Unfortunately, so would products filled with harsh chemicals and toxic ingredients. When it comes to cleaning your home naturally, Lemon essential oil and other natural cleaners win best in show. If best in safe were a category, they’d win that too!
10. Find gum in your child’s hair? Liberate their locks with 1-2 drops of Lemon oil.
11. Discover your resident artist has left crayon drawings all over the bedroom wall? A little lemon oil goes a long way in creating a clean slate!
12. Fight oil with oil—for real! Battle greasy stovetops, counters, and dishes with a mix of Lemon and vinegar. Mix 20 drops with 1 cup white vinegar in a 16-ounce spray bottle and fill to the top with water. Spray those sticky surfaces and wipe clean with a damp cloth.
13. Infuse your laundry with the citrusy freshness of a lemon grove by adding 5-8 drops to the rinse cycle when washing clothes and towels.
15. Banish hard-water buildup by tackling it with a paste made of baking soda, a little bit of water, and Lemon essential oil.
16. Dreaming of stainless steel sans syrupy fingerprints? Add 3 drops Lemon to a damp rag and polish those appliances to perfection!
17. Sit in some sap while on your great-outdoors getaway? Combine a drop of Lemon with a drop of V-6 and work it into that sticky spot.
Best food friend (BFF)
Lemon Vitality is your new BFF—a little bit tart, a little bit sweet, and a lot of citrusy goodness. Add a splash of citrus to your favorite vinaigrette or a burst of lemon to your famous baked oatmeal. Lemon essential oil is the perfect spice cabinet sidekick, whether you’re sipping or sautéing.
18. Convince your kids to eat the sliced apples in their school lunch by tossing them in 2 drops of Lemon Vitality essential oil. Lemon Vitality provides powerful antioxidants and will also help keep those vitamin-packed wedges from turning brown.*
19. Add a few drops of oil to a batch of Grandma’s lemon cookies. It’s a squeezy way to add some pucker power to her classic recipe!
20. Boost your motivation and your morning smoothie with a drop each of Lemon Vitality and Grapefruit Vitality. This dynamic duo supports your immune system and may help support your weight-loss regimen.*
21. Meet your midday slump with a tall glass of water infused with a couple drops of invigorating citrus flavor. This calorie-free pick-me-up will brighten your day and bring a little sunshine into even the most windowless cubicle.
To help spread the sunshine, we’re giving away a sunshine bundle (Lushious Lemon Foaming Handsoap, Lemon Vitality, Jade Lemon, and Lemon Myrtle essential oils) to three lucky winners! Simply enter your email in the form on this page and comment on this post for your opportunity to win! What are some of your favorite ways to use Lemon?
- To enter, fill out the form on this page and comment on this post.
- Contest ends at 9 a.m., MT, on Friday, April 10.
- Three winners will be chosen at random and emailed accordingly.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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