Top 10 Lemon Essential Oil Uses

Powered by Mom’s Top 10 Lemon Essential Oil Uses

There are so many uses for lemon essential oil that it would take pages to write them all so I’m going to share my top 10. It’s no secret that I love essential oils and it’s become a lifestyle. I use doTERRA as I’ve learned over the years that it’s imperative to utilize a good quality essential oil. Quality over quantity is important when it comes to essential oils.

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Now my top 10 lemon essential oil uses

  1. Add a few drops to water or better yet sparkling water. The latter is my favorite. I rarely drink pop but I drink a lot of sparkling water and like to add a bit of flavor to it. If you need a bit of sweetness add a bit of liquid honey with lemon essential oil it’s yummy.
  2. Body cleanser – add a few drops to distilled water to freshen your skin (test spot on your elbows). This one is not for the face.
  3. Use when steam mopping floors. I only use a steam mop so I add a few drops on the floor (not the machine) and use it to steam away. You can also use peppermint, any citrus and lavender.
  4. Smelly Garburator. Add 2 drops down your garburator with some warm water. No more smell
  5. Soak a cloth in lemon essential oil and use it to preserve and protect your leather furniture and other leather surfaces
  6. Diffuse of course to give the air a citrus scent that is energizing and let’s face it just smells good. lemon essential oil 4
  7. Use on silver and other metals when they first start to tarnish
  8. Remove black grease from your hands from working on cars, bikes etc.. add lemon essential oil to your soap mixture and it gets that hard to wash off grease off of your hands.
  9. Baking or cooking add a few drops for more of a lemon zing. Think lemon meringue pie, oh so many baking recipes
  10. Stubborn or sticky residues, we’ve all had them in the kitchen, price tags on items etc.. Don’t ruin your counters with scrubbing add a few drops of lemon oil to a cloth and wipe it off.

There you have it my top 10 uses for lemon essential oils and that’s just scraping the service. If you’d like to get more tips and tricks to essential oil uses sign up for our newsletter HERE and just for signing up you can also get our FREE Simply Sweet Recipes e-book.

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  1. This is going to sound so silly, But I didn’t know that essential oils were edible! I know, I’m a noob!

    • Powered by Mom says:

      LOL you’re not silly, many people don’t know that and not all essential oils can be consume internally….

  2. Stopping by from Sat. Sharefest – this list is so helpful. I’m a newbie to essential oils and am still learning how to use them. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a great overview! I had no idea that lemon EO removes black grease, or that you could use it in a drink!! Thank you for sharing at the Friday Favorites linky party this week 🙂


  4. Lemon is one of my favorite essential oils. I love mixing it with vanilla in the diffuser!

  5. I love the smell of lemon at home. so refreshng!

  6. I love this list of ideas. I am pinning now so I can keep it in mind for later. If you’re interested, I think this would be a great addition to a new link up over on my blog called Be Clean Be Green With Kids. I would love for you to share; hope to see you there!

  7. Love this (and my lemon oil)! I seriously use mine for everything — including this blueberry lemon bundt cake I made this week.

  8. Gentle Joy Homemaker says:

    Lemon oil IS a great oil for so many purposes… I use it for many of the same ones you do… and also some others. Thank you for sharing this. 🙂

  9. Jeanine Carlson says:

    I’m learning a bit at a time about oils. I’ve tried getting oils one at a time and getting used to one before I get another one. Otherwise, I just get a bunch of bottles of stuff I don’t use… So far, so good!

  10. Robyn Cobb says:

    my sister swears by essential oils…i guess i need to start trying some myself

  11. sarah l says:

    Thank you for the tips!

  12. Debbie Yoder says:

    Thanks for all the tips for using Lemon Essential Oil, I learned some new ones here, Iv been using the essential oils for quite awhile now. I love making my own homemade cleaners with them!

  13. Tami Lewis says:

    Lemon eo is one of my favs! I use it daily…a dab on my tongue…to help promote t cell growth to prevent cancer. Great mood lifter too.

  14. I hadnt realized there were so many uses for lemon oil! I’ll definitely be using some of these tips. Thanks

  15. Susan Bilger says:

    I was just reading on the top 10 uses for lemon oil from Do Terra. I’m just now learning about essential oils and the only one I’ve tried so far is peppermint oil that you put on your temples and under your nose for headaches

  16. Janet Neufeld says:

    I just started using essential oils. And I am always on the look out for pages helping give uses. Thanks so very much for posting this.

  17. Angela Saver says:

    I’m excited to learn about the black grease and sticky resides. Awesome!!

  18. I’ll be ordering the lemon and some other oils as well

  19. monique s says:

    this is such good info. I love the smell of lemon oil and more ways to use it is great.

  20. Wow! I’ve been hearing & seeing so much about essential oils, but this review has opened my eyes. I never knew you could use it for food and or drinks!! I love everthing about lemon (taste & aroma)! Loved the idea of using it for steam cleaning the floor and the garbage disposal! How do I get more info from you to purchase? Can you e-mail me? Thanks! 🙂

  21. Christine A. says:

    I like to use lemon essential oil in my diffuser. Good to know they help with silverware tarnish.

  22. Patricia Hoffmeister says:

    I have not used essential oils, but would like to try. I used to take care of an autistic boy. His mother used essential oils on him to calm him down. They would make a great gift for my youngest daughter-in-law.

  23. I’m slowly learni g the uses now and how you can mix different oils yo get the effect you want.

  24. Vikki Billings says:

    I do not know a lot about essential oils but I am learning a lot through some other blogs. I love that you can use lemon for so many things, I love the smell of lemon. Thank you for sharing these uses.

  25. Susan Hartman says:

    I would never have thought to use essential oil for all those uses. I love the idea of using it while steaming floors.bNice aroma.

  26. Tricia Hope says:

    My daughter has recently started selling essential oils.I am very happy to learn more about them

  27. Michelle S says:

    I love the idea to use to take stickers off! I received lemon oil from a friend for Christmas and didn’t quite know what I could use it for so thanks for the new ideas.

  28. Yvonne Delgado says:

    Very useful. I didn’t know it had so many uses. Removing black grease will be useful.

  29. courtney hennagir says:

    I have never used essential oils but it seems that this would be a great one to start with.I love all things lemon and it can be used for so many different things so it would be perfect.

  30. DENISE LOW says:

    Thank you for sharing. I like the smell of lemon. It smell fresh and clean.

  31. I make my own all purpose cleaner using lemon oil, vinegar, baking soda, and water. LOVE the smell of the lemon oil!

  32. Cynthia Knisley says:

    I learned a lot about the uses of lemon oil. Didn’t know could use it as body cleanser or counter cleaner

  33. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I hadn’t thought of adding a few drops of essential oil to the steam mop! What a great idea. Thanks!

  34. My favorite way to use lemon oil is as an adhesive remover.

  35. These are great tips o how to use lemon essential oil drops.I love the one for using it to clean leather furniture.

  36. I’ve always loved the smell and taste of lemons. I keep planning to make a lemon pie but something keeps coming up. Soon.

  37. I read this and went and put some lemon eucalyptus oil in my diffuser.

  38. Catherine Lewis says:

    I knew most of these ideas, but next time I need to get something sticky off, I’m going to use lemon! Thank you!

  39. DENISE LOW says:

    I love the smell of lemon. It seems to have a clean smell. Thank you for sharing.

  40. I haven’t tried essentials oils before but have been so intrigued by them!

  41. I never really thought about adding it to a drink. I bet it would be great in tea.

  42. I use lemon oil all the time in my diffuser.

  43. I haven’t heard of lemon oil. Is it in the baking section of the supermarket?

    • Powered by Mom says:

      Hi Lisa,

      No essential oils you don’t find in most supermarkets. doTERRA you can order from individual wellness advocates like myself and other ones you can buy in some natural food/product stores. Be wary of very cheap brands that may contain synthetic ingredients. No matter what brand you buy do your research on them to make sure it’s a good quality oil.

  44. Um just starting out learning what they all help with.

  45. Tricia Hope says:

    My daughter has just started selling essential oils.I will pass this along to her,thanks for sharing!

  46. Melanie Borhi says:

    I love essential oils therr amazing and so natural. Ive never tried lemon essential oil before but id love to. I never knew there were so many uses to it

  47. I love the tips,I have no clue what works with what

  48. Margot C says:

    I use Lemon Oil for everything! I also make a cleaner with Lemon, Rose & Bergamot that makes everything smell divine.

  49. Calvin F. says:

    Some tips I haven’t heard about. I like the smell of lemon.

  50. Amber Ludwig says:

    Yes!! I love Lemon!! Mainly in my water honestly lol!!! But its so fabulous for cleaning too!!

  51. gloria patterson says:

    When I walk into a room and it smells of lemon my mind always says clean.

    Our minds are trained to think that a bigger bottle of something is better than the little one! What makes the doTERRA oils better?

  52. Susan S.,TN says:

    I have been interested in learning more about this essential oil movement but they seem to be very expensive. I am interested in all they have to offer but how can a person do this with the oils being so expensive??

    • Powered by Mom says:

      Hey Susan, when you actually cost it out the oils are not expensive not all of them. When you have a good quality of oil for example it can last months because you only need to use a few drops. When I diffuse it I use 2-3 drops, when I add it to water as a room spray 5-6 drops. doTERRA’s lemon essential oil costs me about $10 and that bottle will last me months and it replaces several household cleaners. When people first start using oils the most common mistake is to use too much, of course if they buy a poorer quality oil they will have to use more and that supposedly cheaper oil is not more expensive. Feel free to email me if you want more inf.

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