Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil has a fresh, uplifting aroma that cleanses the air and eliminates odors when used aromatically. Taken internally, it provides immune and circulatory support and can be used to add a fresh flavor to food and beverages.* Originally native to Asia, the lemon tree wasn’t common in Europe until the 16th century. It is part of the evergreen family and reaches a height of about 20 feet. Lemon essential oil is known for its cleansing properties, and it is widely used in skincare and home cleaning solutions for these benefits. Its fresh, zesty aroma also makes it an important top note in perfumes, as well as an effective odor neutralizer when diffused. Lemon Vitality™ essential oil has a fresh, citrusy flavor and provides immune support and antioxidant properties when taken internally.*
Lemon and Lemon Vitality are the same essential oil.
Has a fresh, zesty, citrus aroma
Helps neutralize unwanted odors
Removes sticky adhesives and residues from non-porous surfaces
May support the immune system when taken internally*
Product Use & Tips
Suggestions from Young Living
Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and apply to desired area as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.
Diffuse Lemon to neutralize unwanted odors and fill your space with its uplifting and refreshing aroma.
Add it to your floor, window, or multisurface cleaning solutions for a boost of aroma and cleaning power.
Add it to dishwashing detergent to help clean and deodorize your dishwasher.
Add Lemon Vitality to a tall glass of cold water for a fresh, antioxidant-infused drink to start your day.*
Add 1–2 drops of Lemon Vitality to a vegetarian gel capsule and take daily for immune support and healthy weight management.*
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These are approximate drops. Adjust recipes to your needs. If a recipe is too strong for you, add fewer drops. Do you need more? Just add more, but no more than 8-12 drops for all of our diffusers with the exception of the Aria diffuser which requires 15-25 drops.
Tip: When you first begin diffusing, start with less essential oil than listed in the recipes and build to more as desired. You should give your body time to adjust to the essential oils. Almost all the Young Living diffusers are ultrasonic which provides a cool-mist humidifier along with the essential oils. These diffusers are safe to run all day. Pay attention to the size of the room because the size will impact the intensity of diffusing. Nebulizers and atomizers are different than ultrasonic diffusers because they do not use water. For these, note the time limit for diffusing stated on each individual oil bottle.
Ultrasonic diffusers work by using vibrations to break down water and essential oils into tiny particles, creating a fine mist that is released into the air. Inside the diffuser, there’s a small disc that vibrates rapidly, usually at ultrasonic frequencies (beyond what humans can hear). This vibration agitates the water and oil mixture, breaking it into micro-droplets that are then dispersed as a mist. This mist carries the pleasant aroma of the essential oils and tiny water particles, helping to humidify the air and spread the fragrance throughout a room. Ultrasonic diffusers are popular for their ease of use, quiet operation, and ability to provide both aromatherapy benefits and a visually appealing ambiance.
Cleaning Your Diffuser
- Always turn off and unplug the diffuser prior to cleaning.
- To ensure proper performance, clean the ultrasonic plate and lid after each use.
- If essential oil begins to build up on the ultrasonic plate, gently wipe it off using a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol.
- If essential oil begins to build up on the lid, gently wipe it off using mild soap and water only.
- Never use a corrosive detergent to clean the ultrasonic plate or damage will occur.
- Periodically check under the diffuser to keep the fan intake free of debris.
- Debris can be removed by blowing on the fan intake opening or wiping with a clean, dry cloth. (Do not use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives to clean the plastic housing.)
- When not in use, clean the diffuser and store dry. Replacement ultrasonic plates can be purchased from Young Living.
When odorant molecules attach to odorant receptors, your body responds by sending electrical impulses into your brain. This causes different physiological reactions depending on the aromas detected.
The sense of smell has a profound impact on your emotions and inner desires. Those scents can set the mood or bring up memories before you are even aware of it.
Aromas impact your body and they can set the mood and atmosphere in any environment.
The sense of smell is directly connected to the limbic lobe of your brain, also known as the emotional control center. The limbic lobe plays a big role in your mood, memory, behavior, feelings, and emotions, and it is connected to the olfactory bulb in the nose.
How to Use Essential Oils
Aromatically, Topically, Internally & Safely
You just purchased a bundle, kit, or collection of essential oils. Now you’re overwhelmed by how to use them. We’ve all been intimidated by how to use essential oils. With a little practice and this simple guide, you’ll be an expert in no time.
This video covers how to use essential oils:
How to Apply Essential Oils - Three Main Methods
Stumped on how to apply your essential oils? How you apply an oil depends on what benefit you want to get out of it. Different oils offer different benefits, depending on how and where you apply them. So, before using any new essential oil, be sure to check that oil’s uses and benefits and read any labels and instructions that come with it. If you have questions or concerns, check with your healthcare provider.
Using Essential Oils Aromatically
Let’s start with the hallmark way to use essential oils: aromatically. All essential oils feature a signature aroma you can smell and inhale for various effects. One oil’s crisp scent can invigorate you when you need a midday pick-me-up. Another’s soothing aroma can help you unwind after a tough day. You can use essential oils aromatically by simply opening the bottle and inhaling its aroma. They can also be applied topically as a personal fragrance, but always dilute them with a carrier oil, which is a plant-derived oil like coconut or almond oil. Dilute a few drops of essential oil with your carrier oil and then rub it into your palms and inhale or dab some behind your ear or on your neck. You can also use a diffuser to disperse the essential oil into the air.
Using Essential Oils Topically
Another favourite way to apply essential oils is topically, where you allow the oil to absorb into your skin. As mentioned before, always dilute oils with a carrier oil before you apply them topically. Topical oils can become part of a massage or added to your preferred lotion, moisturizer or other personal care product. Some oils, particularly those from the citrus family, can cause photosensitivity. A carrier oil is a plant-derived oil like coconut and almond oil that can be used to dilute an essential oil’s concentration.
Using Essential Oils Internally
If you think an oil smells terrific, wait until you taste it! You can season your favourite dish or flavor a drink with certain grades of essential oils. Ingesting oils lets you savor all their savory, herbaceous, spicy, fruity potential. The simplest ways to take essential oils internally is to add them to a glass of water, take them in a capsule or use them as seasoning. Start off with a small amount. A little goes a long way, and even a single drop might overpower your recipe. One recommendation is to dip a toothpick in the oil and stir that little bit in as a starting point. Of course, before you use any oils internally, make sure the oil is safe to ingest. Unless it specifically says on the label that it’s safe for ingestion, assume it’s safe for external use only.
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- How to Use Lemon Essential Oil
- Diffuser Recipes
- Lemon Dusting Spray
- Bathroom Toilet Spritz
- Floral Lotion Bars
- DIY Exfoliating Soap
How to Use Lemon Essential Oil
In this video, it’s all about Lemon! Watch as the Young Living Training and Education team explains the benefits and uses of Lemon Vitality Essential Oil and Lemon Essential Oil.
These are approximate drops. Adjust these recipes to your needs. If the recipe is too strong for you, add fewer drops. Do you need more? Just add more, but no more than 8-12 drops for all of our diffusers with the exception of the Aria diffuser which requires 15-25 drops.
Tip: When you first begin diffusing, start with less and then build to more if desired.
- 4 drops Clove
- 4 drops Christmas Spirit
- 3 drops Lemon
- 4 drops Lavender
- 4 drops Lemon
- 4 drops Peppermint
- 3 drops Lemon
- 4 drops Thieves
- 3 drops Oregano
Treat for Santa
- 4 drops Cinnamon Bark
- 2 drops Peppermint
- 3 drops Lemon
- 3 drops Lemongrass
- 3 drops Eucalyptus Radiata
- 2 drops Lavender
- 2 drops Lemon
- 3 drops Lemon
- 2 drops Peppermint
- 4 drops Frankincense
- 1 drop Rosemary
Sunny Side Up
- 4 drops Lemon
- 3 drops Lavender
- 3 drops Cypress
Get Going Morning
- 4 drops Lemon
- 2 drops Spearmint
- 2 drops Lemongrass
- 5 drops Lemon
- 3 drops Stress Away
- 2 drops Orange
- 4 drops Orange
- 3 drops Lemon
- 2 drops Cinnamon Bark
- 1 drop Clove
Lemon Dusting Spray
You know that oil and water don’t mix, so just shake this often as you are using it. I like to use a microfiber cloth when dusting, but any old cloth will work, especially if cotton. Enjoy the fact that you won’t have to dust as often with this DIY because of the oil in it. Whether you use fractionated coconut oil or olive oil, it is anti-static and that’s a win in my book. There are no skin or lung irritants in this making it healthy for you to use, and it smells great.
- 32 oz. glass spray bottle
- 1 cup distilled water
- 1/2 cup of unscented witch hazel or white vinegar
- 1/4 cup fractionated coconut oil or olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon unscented Castile soap
- 20 drops Lemon essential oil optional-I am a woodsy fragrance girl so I also add 10 drops of Northern
Lights Black Spruce, but the lemon on it’s own is wonderful! optional- Dusting spray Label
- Add all of the ingredients to your spray bottle and shake.
Want some other combinations of essential oils to use in your dusting spray?
Fresh and Invigorating
- 20 drops Lemon
- 10 drops Peppermint
Clean & Calm
- 20 drops Orange
- 10 drops Lavender
- 20 drops Orange
- 5 drops Cinnamon
- 3 drops Cardamom
- 2 drops Clove
Bathroom Toilet Spritz
Keep this in your bathrooms to have on hand. This is a lovely way to keep odors at bay by spraying in toilet bowl before using.
- 8 ounce spray bottle
- Unscented Witch Hazel
- Distilled water
- Lemon Essential Oil.
- Optional: Label
- Add a 1/2 cup of Witch hazel, a 1/2 cup of distilled water into an 8 ounce decorative spray bottle.
- Add 15 drops of Lemon essential oil to the top and shake gently.
- Apply your label if desired.
Floral Lotion Bars
For any change of season, these easy DIY floral lotion bars are a wonderful way to give your hands, face, and feet a little TLC. They are perfect to make to give as gifts or to keep as a gift for yourself. Made with coconut oil, beeswax and Shea butter, these bars are as smooth as you want your skin to feel. If you are looking for exfoliation, add oatmeal, citrus zest, lemon zest or dried lavender.
- 1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil
- 1/2 cup beeswax
- 1/4 cup Shea butter
- 1/4 cup Cocoa butter
- 15-20 drops of your favorite YL essential oil-I love using Lavender or Lemon,
but have fun and play around with your favorite oils.
- Optional- use dried lavender, oatmeal, or lemon zest for exfoliation
- Silicone molds or muffin tin
- In a glass measuring cup (4 cup or larger size), combine coconut oil,
beeswax, shea butter, and cocoa butter.
- Place in a pot with water that rises halfway up the measuring cup.
- Bring water to a boil, stirring frequently until ingredients are completely
- Remove measuring cup from pot.
- Add the dried ingredients if you desire.
- Add essential oils and stir until completely combined.
- Immediately pour into molds.
- Let sit overnight.
Your bars should be stored in baggies or tins. If you want to wrap them, use brown paper, freezer paper, or wax paper. Enjoy these hydrating, soothing bars all year round.
DIY Exfoliating Soap
Dry, itchy skin got you down? Don’t worry, there’s hope—or rather, soap—for that! With our all-natural, homemade exfoliating soaps, hydrated skin is only a shower away.
Gentle exfoliation is the key to silky-soft skin. Our DIY soap bars include natural exfoliating ingredients to remove dead skin from the surface, plus a combination of coconut and essential oils to soothe as you scrub.
After a couple weeks, don’t be surprised if your friends are all, “Look at you glow, girl!” the next time you meet for lunch.
• 6 ounces suspended organic melt and pour glycerin soap
• 1 tablespoon coconut oil
• Exfoliating ingredient
• Essential oils
1. Cut soap into about 1-inch cubes.
2. Put soap and coconut oil in a large microwave-safe bowl.
3. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time until soap is completely melted, stirring in between to smooth clumps.
4. Add essential oils and mix well.
5. Add exfoliating ingredient slowly, stirring well to combine and remove all clumps. Work quickly before the soap gets too cool.
6. Pour into molds. Let sit until solid, approximately 1-3 hours.
Rosemary-Lemon-Sage soap with cornmeal
• 1 tablespoon cornmeal
• 10 drops Lemon essential oil
• 10 drops Rosemary essential oil
• 10 drops Sage essential oil
Cinnamon-Orange-Ginger soap with coffee grounds
• 2 tablespoon organic coffee grounds
• 15 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
• 10 drops Ginger essential oil
• 10 drops Orange essential oil
Joy-Geranium-Patchouli soap with poppy seeds and pink Himalayan salt
• 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
• 1-2 tablespoons fine pink Himalayan salt
• 15 drops Joy essential oil blend
• 10 drops Patchouli essential oil
• 10 drops Geranium essential oil
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