Skip to main content

33 Uses for Lemon Essential Oil

**You can purchase doTerra Essential Oils and Products HERE**

~~Health and Wellness~~
  • Help fight off kidney stones every time you eat, drink or take lemon oil in capsules.
  • Use a drop of lemon oil to help balance oil glands, this fights off oily skin and acne.
  • Add 2-3 drops of lemon oil to a glass of water to help your body gently detox.
  • Add a couple drops of lemon oil into a spray bottle of water and use on your hair for natural highlights.
  • Add a couple drops of lemon oil to a warm glass of water to help calm a sore throat, calm a cough and even fight a fever. Lemon oil helps to fight bacteria and well as viruses.
  • Help fight off heartburn by simply adding 1-2 drops to a small glass of water and drinking it.
  • Improve your mental clarity by diffusing  lemon oil into the air.
  • Rub a drop of lemon oil onto your hands and enjoy the smell for a quick pick me up!
  • Improve your complexion by adding a drop of lemon oil to your facial cleanser. It helps to promote a healthier skin tone while removing dead skin cells.
  • You can combine lemon oil with lavender to help lift your mood, these oils have been shown to work together as a natural anti-depressant.
  • 2 drops of lemon oil into a half a glass of water can be gargled to get rid of bad breath odors.
  • Help get rid of cold sores by applying a drop of lemon oil to the area.
  • Get softer feet, a few drops of lemon oil massaged regularly onto dry feet will help to soften them.
  • Apply to bug bites for itch relief!


  • Did you let your laundry sit to long?? Add a drop or two to a rinse cycle and remove the odor of forget.
  • Clean lightly tarnished silver with a couple drops on a rag.
  • Remove scuff marks with a drop of lemon oil.
  • Make those dishes sparkle, just add a drop to your dishwasher soap container.
  • Apply a couple drops to a microfiber cloth to clean your phones screen(make sure you don’t have a plastic protector on though!
  • A couple drops on a cotton ball placed into your vacuum bag will help refresh the air as you clean.
  • Add a couple drops to the water in your steam cleaner or wet floor mop to help freshen and disinfect your floor.
  • Use 1-2 drops of lemon oil to remove gum, grease, oil, glue, and crayon from most surfaces. Including hair and clothing.
  • Sterilize your counter tops by adding 2-3 drop of lemon oil to a spray bottle of water.
  • Add a couple drops of lemon oil to baking soda, let sit in a seal container for a couple days. It can then be used as a carpet fresher. Sprinkle on, let it sit 20 minutes then just vacuum away.
  • Soak your dish rag or sponge over night in a bowl of water with 2 drops of lemon oil to disinfect.
  • Kill aphids on contact with a couple drops of lemon oil in a spray bottle of water.
  • Help preserve leather with a few drops of oil on a cloth.

~~Food and Drink~~

  • Add flavor to sweet treats with just a couple drops.
  • Make homemade lemonade, mix 2 drops of lemon oil with 2 tablespoons of honey and 2 cups of water.
  • Add a little lemon to your iced tea.
  • Use on seafood or veggies to add a little flavor. 8 drops of lemon oil will replace the zest of 1 lemon.
  • Keep fruit from browning by adding lemon oil to water and rinsing cut fruit, rinsing fresh fruit will also lengthen shelf life.
  • Use a 1-2 drops of lemon oil to help soften butter, great for use on fish and veggies.
**You can purchase doTerra Essential Oils and Products HERE**


Popular posts from this blog

#Cozycatfurniture Growing up Kitty with Ginger

  It has been so many years since we have had a kitten around the house I think I had forgotten just how active and amazing they are! I am sure many of you have seen me talk about Ginger our baby. She is FeLV positive, and just days short of her 7 month birthday. We also have 2 other boys with are getting up there in age. Thomas has always been a scratcher and I admit I had never thought about getting a kitty tree before this. Earlier in the month a great opportunity to review the Kitty Condo Tree from   Cozy Cat Furniture came about I thought oh great Ginger will have a place to nap, play, learn, and most importantly SCRATCH!      It Arrived in a box which I have to admit scared me a bit at first, it was much small then I thought.....was the tree smaller....was this one of those "some adult assembly required" items? Luckily it was easy to put together and came out so much sturdier then I had expected.  Even before we could give the word go Ginger was eager to play a

Jello Hard Candy

Most hard candies call for corn syrup, but since I was out and I have 3 children home I decided to experiment and make something fun! Here is what you need: 2 Cups of Sugar 2 Cups of Water 1 Package Sugar Free Jello A candy Thermometer Making candy is a pretty tricky process and trust me I messed up a batch or two getting this to work Put the sugar and water into the pot and turn on medium whisking well till the sugar is dissolved. Stirring pretty regularly to help the sugar from burning. As the sugar begin to boil turn the heat up to high. Watch your thermometer when the candy reaches 230 pour in the jello continuing to mix. Pour this mixture immediately into a cake pan that is lined with parchment paper of you can rub a little veggie oil in it. The candy will continue to cook as it melts anything over 230 you will be left with a burnt candy that tastes like After you candy is cooled completely turn it out onto a cookie sheet and break apart :O) I li

Killing Ants Safely

LOL okay I know the title seems a bit silly. Here is West Texas ants are a BIG problem. Not only do they bite, but well they are really annoying! They sneak into every crack in your house no matter how hard you try. With pets though you are very limited to the products you can safely use to kill ants. As time goes on more and more I am concerned about the products I keep in this house and the effect they have on not only me and my children, but my pets. When looking for ways to rid myself of these pests I found a simple, cheap, and effective means to do so. CORNMEAL! Yep it is very simple, for about $2 a bag I can treat weekly for an entire year! While it doesn't kill them all it has certainly brought down the population so that now it isn't even noticeable. All you do it sprinkle it on top of their mounds and watch the greedy little ants drag it all inside! When eaten it expands and POOF! ;O) You get the picture.