33 Ways to Use Lemon Oil
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Looking for a few new ways to use lemon oil?
Lemon is one powerful essential oil: use it to support immune function, respiratory health, digestion, mood, energy, and more. Plus it’s great for cleaning, deodorizing, and general grease, grime, and stain removal.
I like to start each each day by drinking one full glass of water with 1-2 drops Lemon oil.
Here’s why: just 1-2 drops of Lemon oil in a full glass of water…
- helps me wake up
- boosts my mood
- increases my energy
- supports healthy digestion
- provides a gentle detox and supports my liver
- encourages healthy lymphatic drainage
- supports my immune function
- soothes my drippy nose
- provides metabolic support
Starting the day with a glass of lemon water is a powerful way to support overall good health, but there are so many other ways to use lemon oil. To get you started, here’s a list of 33 of my favorite ways to use lemon oil!
33 Ways to Use Lemon Oil
- Add 1 drop to a glass of water and sip throughout the day for a gentle detox, liver support, immune support, metabolic support, and lymphatic support. (Or use a glass or stainless steel water bottle, but never plastic!)
- Kick your daily Lemon water up a notch by turning it into this magic tonic with apple cider vinegar.
- Dilute and apply to neck for extra immune support.
- Dilute and apply to neck and chest for respiratory support.
- Add 20-40 drops to a 16 oz spray bottle for an all purpose cleaning spray.
- Add about 5 drops to your washing machine for deodorizing and to help with stains. More details here.
- Add 1-2 drops to each dryer ball in your dryer for fresh smelling laundry. More details here.
- Apply 1 drop directly to stains before washing. I like to combine with eco-friendly stain remover. More details here.
- Use a few drops to remove paint, grease, or sap from your hands. Or make a lemon sugar scrub for the same purpose. It’s the most effective solution I’ve found for my hands after I’ve been painting or gardening, etc.
- Add a few drops to a cotton ball and place in the fridge or trash can for deodorizing power.
- Combine with Lavender and Peppermint to soothe seasonal irritations. Use topically (dilute first), internally, and aromatically. More tips for spring survival here.
- Add 1 drop to a cup of warm tea for immune and respiratory support, and to soothe an irritated throat.
- Combine with On Guard and Melaleuca in a cup of warm water and gargle for immune and respiratory support and to soothe an irritated throat.
- Combine with On Guard, Melaleuca, Oregano, and Thyme for a topical immune support roller blend.
- Soak glass bottles in a bowl of warm water with a few drops of Lemon oil for easy removal of sticky goo left behind by labels or stickers.
- Add a few drops to a microfiber cloth and use it to clean the surface of your phone.
- Try this natural nail polish remover recipe.
- Dilute and apply topically or inhale or diffuse to soothe occasional nausea.
- Boost your mood and increase energy by diffusing Lemon with other citrus oils like Lime, Wild Orange, Grapefruit, etc.
- Diffuse Lemon with Peppermint for energy and concentration or with Rosemary for memory and concentration.
- Knock out stubborn sinus issues and promote open airways with a steam tent. Instructions here for my mug of death method.
- Reduce the appearance of pesky veins by diluting Lemon with Cypress and applying topically.
- Take in a capsule, glass of water, or apply topically to reduce water retention.
- Support kidneys to break up stones by drinking in water and applying topically with a heat pack.
- Dilute and apply over the bridge of the nose to stop a drippy nose.
- Soothe occasional heartburn or reflux by taking Lemon and Ginger oils in a capsule or glass of water.
- Add a few drops to your facial cleanser or moisturizer for a healthy complexion. Exercise caution: do not apply to the face or skin immediately before sun exposure.
- Soak fresh berries and fruit in a bowl of water with several drops of Lemon oil to clean and preserve freshness.
- Soak apple slices in water with Lemon oil to prevent browning. Or make a simple spray with water and Lemon oil and spritz each slice, front and back.
- Add a drop to your dishwasher soap to boost cleansing power.
- Combine a few drops with a carrier oil in a mini sprayer for a natural and moisturizing hand sanitizer.
- Use a few drops to replace lemon juice in marinade or salad dressing recipes.
- To remove permanent marker, crayon, and other marks from surfaces in your home, use Lemon oil on a cotton ball. Like this.
What’s your favorite way to use Lemon oil?
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