11 Diverse Ways To Use Lemon Essential Oil

Written by Ashley Turner

When life gives you lemon essential oils, make lemonade ... or a naturally disinfecting cleaner.

Lemon has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that have been shown to boost immune system function. This essential oil has a fresh, zesty aroma that uplifts and energizes the body and mind. Because of its versatility, lemon is definitely one of the most useful essential oils to keep with you at home or on the go. Here are 11 ways you can use lemon essential oils.

CAUTION: Citrus oils should NOT be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 72 hours.

1. Air freshener.

Put 6 drops of lemon oil and 6 drops of purification oil in a squirt bottle mixed with distilled water to use in the bathroom, or any room, as an air freshener.

2. Spot cleaner.

Use 1 - 2 drops of lemon oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon marks from surfaces.

3. Varicose veins.

Rub several drops of lemon oil on varicose veins to improve circulation and relieve pressure on the veins.

4. Lemonade.

For homemade lemonade, in a blender mix 2 drops of lemon oil, 2 tablespoons honey and 2 cups of pure water. Adjust to suit your taste and enjoy!

5. Calluses, corns and warts.

Rub a drop of lemon oil on a corn, callus or wart each day until it disappears.

6. Prolong life of fresh fruit.

To clean and increase shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl with cool water and add 2 - 3 drop of lemon oil. Drop cleaned fruit into water and stir, being sure to coat all surfaces of the fruit with lemon water.

7. Countertops.

Add 2 - 3 drops of lemon oil to water and spray counter top surface to sterilize.

8. Dishcloths.

Soak your dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water and a drop of lemon oil to disinfect and kill germs.

9. Public bathrooms.

Rub a drop of lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom.

10. Mental clarity.

Diffuse lemon in your work or study space to improve mental accuracy and concentration.

11. Acne.

Put 3 drops of lemon oil on a cotton ball and apply to clean, dry affected areas.

Please leave a comment below with any essential oil questions, and be sure to share how you use your favorite essential oil!

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