10 Fun Lemon Essential Oil Uses
What is lemon essential oil good for? Here are ten fun lemon essential oil uses you haven’t thought of! Gumdrop lip scrub, Bohemian body spray, and citrus splash bath salts are just a few unexpected ways to use lemon.
Everyone agrees lemons are a happy fruit; from their cheerful lemon color to their zesty flavor, you can’t disagree this citrus fruit is fun! And it is no surprise lemon essential oil is one of the most popular oils.
You know the age-old phrase, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But there’s a lot more to lemon than making lemonade.
All of these describe lemon essential oil!
There’s a wealth of lemon essential oil uses packed inside this happy fruit. The bright color, refreshing aroma, and zesty flavor are just the beginning. We gathered up ten fun, unexpected ways to use lemon essential oil!
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What Is Lemon Essential Oil Used For?
Lemon essential oil is used for a wide variety of things, from getting out even the toughest stains in the laundry to adding a spark to your morning in the diffuser; you can’t go wrong! It can be applied topically to the skin (don’t miss the yummy lip scrub recipe below), inhaled for aromatherapy, or put to use in the home – have you tried it on stubborn sticker residue yet?
All in all, lemon essential oil is a multipurpose bottle of sunshine! You can put lemon’s purifying properties to use in your beauty routine, cleaning hacks, wellness support, or just enjoy its energizing aroma. It is one of the best essential oils to have in your collection.
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Which Lemon Essential Oil Is Best?
Did you know lemon comes from the botanical family Rutaceae? You may find its botanical names of citrus lemon, citrus limonum, Citrus limon, or citrus x Limon listed on a bottle of essential oil. (I dare you to say that three times fast!) All are great for use, but I love Young Living’s lemon essential oil best.
Because you can extract quite a bit of oil from a lemon, it’s one of the more affordable essential oils to buy.
If you’re still wondering what is lemon essential oil good for, turn to the fun ideas below. You’ll quickly see why many of us always keep lemon on hand.
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How Do I Use Lemon Essential Oil?
There are a ton of lemon essential oil uses, but I like to think outside the box. Lemon has a cheerful freshness that can brighten any day, and these ten ways to use lemon essential oil prove it!
Try a playful gumdrop lip scrub or an earthy Bohemian body spray, or make a luscious lemon reed diffuser. No matter which lemon essential oil DIY you try, I know you’ll be glad you found more ways to use lemon than lemonade.
10 Unexpected Lemon Essential Oil Uses
1. Vanilla Lemon Essential Oil Lip Balm
Did you know homemade lip balm is easy to make? It takes just a mere five minutes to make this vanilla lemon essential oil lip balm. So if you thought making lip balm was complicated and felt a little nervous about it, don’t be. This recipe is easy to follow and will instantly make your lips feel softer.
2. Luscious Lemon DIY Reed Diffuser
When I want to create a subtle ambiance for those spaces in our home that aren’t ideal for candles or electronic diffusers, I turn to an essential oil reed diffuser. If you aren’t familiar with them, a reed diffuser allows essential oils to slowly travel up reeds that are held in a container, and in the process, they are released into the air.
You can purchase a reed diffuser or make your own, as I did here with natural reed diffuser sticks. Combine lemon’s wonderful, uplifting, fresh scent with minty notes of eucalyptus and spearmint, sweetly floral ylang-ylang, and warm cinnamon bark to create a luscious lemon essential oil blend that has me OBSESSED.
Luscious Lemon Essential Oil Blend
- 5 drops Eucalyptus Globulus
- 4 drops Lemon
- 4 drops Ylang Ylang
- 3 drops Lemon Myrtle
- 3 drops Spearmint
- 2 drops Cinnamon Bark
3. Bohemian Body Spray
Making your own fragrant body spray with essential oils might sound involved, but it truly isn’t. Our body spray recipe requires just four ingredients and takes only a few minutes of your time to make.
Outside of its quickness, one of the best parts about making a body spray is choosing your favorite essential oil scents and combining them into unique blends. This Bohemian body spray recipe of lemon, chamomile, and neroli is a prime example of an unexpected lemon essential oil use.
4. Lemon DIY Multi-Purpose Cleaner
Do you ever feel like you have no idea where all your time goes? This essential oil cleaning spray is an incredible time-saver as it is a DIY multi-purpose cleaner spray that can be used in every room of the home! I know it will make a difference for you, too, when you feel like there’s not enough time to clean.
Cleaning is, in fact, one of the best ways to use lemon essential oil. Its fresh, clean aroma and natural cleaning properties go hand-in-hand.
If you’re on the hunt for more ways to clean with essential oils, don’t miss our top 10 essential oil cleaning recipes.
5. Gumdrop DIY Lip Scrub
No matter if your weather app is displaying cold or hot temperatures, you may find yourself in need of a way to exfoliate your lips quickly.
Fortunately, the best way to exfoliate lips doesn’t require an expensive beauty product, tool, or a trip to the spa. The easiest way to exfoliate lips is to start with a simple DIY lip scrub made with just three ingredients. Together these ingredients shed dead skin cells and restore moisture to the lips.
Our gumdrop lip scrub recipe containing lemon, grapefruit, and vanilla is a treat!
6. Cover Up Essential Oil Room Spray
If you’re looking for a natural deodorizing air freshener – this is it! Like the drug store beauty brand Cover Girl, this essential oil room spray will cover up and ultimately purify unpleasant odors. Keep a small bottle of it in your powder room or water closet, if you know what I mean.
The good news is, making your own essential oil room spray truly couldn’t be easier when you’ve got your room spray base recipe covered. It’s just a four-step process from there: essential oils – witch hazel – water – shake.
Cover Up Room Spray Blend
- 10 drops Tea Tree
- 10 drops Lemon
- 10 drops Lime
7. Immunity Boost Roller Bottle
Rather you are traveling on an airplane or going to a big concert or theme park; it’s not a bad idea to make an immunity boost roller blend.
Immunity Boost Roller Blend
- 10 drops Thieves
- 10 drops Lemon
- 8 drops Frankincense
- 6 drops Oregano
Find more essential oil blends for traveling here.
8. Lemonade Stand Diffuser Recipe
No summer is complete without a batch of fresh-squeezed lemonade. This lemonade stand diffuser recipe is a bright, uplifting blend perfect for rainy summer days inside. So, you can soak up the summer vibes with the best essential oils for summer.
- 4 drops Lemon
- 1 drop Basil
- 2 drops Spearmint
9. Essential Oil Perfume
Do you have trouble finding a perfume scent that feels like you? Or do you like mixing it up – matching your fragrance to your mood? Then make your own with lemon essential oil! With less than a handful of ingredients, you can craft a one-of-a-kind fragrance and save oodles of money compared to name-brand perfumes.
Essential oil perfumes are fairly simple to make and completely customizable. I love making my own perfume so much that I even make hair perfume spray! I swear the scent stays for days!!
These essential oil perfume blends spell out exactly what essential oils make good perfume. So you don’t waste a single drop!
10. Citrus Splash Essential Oil Bath Salts
Take a splash in the bathtub with an energizing blend of lime, lemon, and white angelica after a tough workout or cleaning your home from top to bottom. It’s a fun essential oil blend for bath bombs too!
Find a printable essential oil blend list and quick instructions for creating DIY bath salt recipes here to clear the mind and relax the body.
There are SO many lemon essential oil uses, from softening lip balms and lip scrubs to covering up odors. Now, you see why everyone should keep a bottle of lemon essential oil on hand.
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