As we saw in the previous article, lemon essential oil is versatile and fresh, a vivacious and sassy friend when needed. Now let’s put to use the freshness, vigor, versatility, and clarity bestowed by this amazing oil.
1. Immune System Blend
Whether it’s because of stress, fatigue, or colds on the loose, you can reach for this lemon-aid!
- Place 2 drops of lemon essential oil on a handkerchief or small cloth.
Keep in a glass container. Inhale the refreshing, nurturing aroma on and off during the day.
With every wiff you take, your immune system stays awake!
2. Lemon Lotion
Lemon helps to flush toxins, aiding the immune system. And so too it lifts the spirits, helping stress to slip away, adding to that boost!
- 30 ml of an unscented lotion
- 8 drops of lemon
- 4 drops of copaiba
Blend well and massage gently on hands, arms, or legs.
3. Blend For Circulation
Lemon supports more efficient circulation. It balances blood pressure and its stress-reducing benefits help to regulate a person’s heart rate. This blend is a touching reminder to share lemon’s loving benefits with your circulatory system.
- 60 ml of coconut carrier oil
- 10 drops lemon
- 10 drops geranium
- 3 drops of helichrysum
Blend well and pour into a glass bottle. Encourage circulation by applying a small amount to one set of pulse points. Provide balance by massaging oil into pulse points on both sides of your body.
Alter points you use to assess results!
- Wrist pulse points are at the inside of the wrists just below each thumb.
- Elbow points are located on the inside of each arm.
- Knee points are in the middle at the back of your knees.
- Try the pulse points on the inside of your ankles!
You can also gently massage over areas with varicose veins.
4. Diffusing Lemon Essential Oil
This use encourages lemon essential oil to surround you with airborne benefits. This is the perfect method to turn to when you want lemon’s support without the risk of sensitivity to the sun. And with lemon being a volatile oil you are assured happy returns in a matter of minutes!
- 60 ml of distilled water
- 5 ml of white vinegar or vodka.
- 6 drops of lemon
Blend well, pour into the top of a candle diffuser, and diffuse in your immediate area, keeping an eye out for when liquids are about to evaporate.
5. Infusing Lemon Essential Oil
This blend offers beautiful diffusing to lemon-ize the air you breathe! Lemon essential oil blends well with lavender and eucalyptus essential oils to offer calm, cooling support. Please be seated during this inhalation.
- Pour hot water into a medium-size bowl, then add:
- 5 drops each of lemon and lavender
- 4 drops of eucalyptus, and
- 3 drops of patchouli essential oils.
If desired, add several slices of lemon, and blend well. Cover your head with a large towel, tucking the edges in to make a tent. Hold your face 6 to 8 inches from the bowl, being careful not to scald your skin.
Inhale for 10 minutes, and rest quietly afterward, giving the vapors time to thoroughly circulate throughout your lungs, bronchial tubes, nose and sinuses.
6. Chest Rub
This luscious lemon chest rub benefits breathing, regardless of the cause of congestion. It is supportive of your respiratory and immune systems, making it an ally during cold season.
- 30 ml Apricot carrier oil
- 5 drops of lemon
- 3 drops of lavender
- 2 drops of eucalyptus essential oils.
Blend well and massage onto chest, extending its full width. If able, have someone apply as well to your upper back, between your shoulder blades. Deep, gentle, circular massage strokes aid with oil absorption.
End with a period of rest if at all possible!
7. Stomach Compress
Compresses can be as beneficial for stomach aches and intestinal ills as for muscle pain. Sit or recline to keep the compress nicely in place. This is a time for peace, perhaps some lemon tea, or a good story.
- A bowl or basin with warm water.
- 5 drops each of lemon
- 5 drops eucalyptus
Add the oils to the water, soak a small towel or soft cloth in the water and wring thoroughly. Place on the affected area and cover with a towel to insulate.
Keep in place for 15 to 20 minutes.
8. For Acidity
Heartburn, nausea, and belching can each be a sign of an acidic stomach. Turn to lemon essential oil to help quell the beasts within. This blend brings to mind the fresh aromas and colors of a summer garden. Lemon and dill partner to bring your stomach relief as they balance your nerves.
- 30 ml of coconut oil
- 8 drops of lemon
- 5 drops of dill
Add the oils to a roller bottle, blend well and massage onto upper abdomen just below the end of your breastbone.
Focus on inhaling this blend’s aromas during its use.
9. Gum Rinse
A healthy mouth aids digestion right from the first bite of food. This invigorating mouth rinse is worth trying as part of your oral hygiene routine.
- 60 ml of filtered or distilled water
- 10 ml of white vinegar
- 6 drops of lemon
- 1 drop of peppermint
Add this into a bottle, blend well, and use as a mouth rinse by swishing for 30 seconds and releasing into the sink.
10. Blend For Acne
This quick, simple blend is a super go-to for clearing acne outbreaks. Begin its use at the first signs of new inflammation.
- 20 ml of grapeseed carrier oil
- 8 drops of lemon
Pour into a bottle, blend well. Dab onto the affected area with a cotton ball, or gloved fingertip to avoid germ transfer.
11. For Warts
Anyone plagued by warts knows they are downright troublesome! They hurt, the viruses that cause warts can make them spread, and it takes too long for them to be gone. Plus, some methods for eliminating warts are painful, and may not work. Here’s something to try that smells good and is gentle too.
- 20 ml avocado carrier oil
- 2 drops each of lemon
- 2 drops tea tree
- 2 drops lavender
- 2 drops eucalyptus
Blend well and add to a glass bottle. Place two drops of the blend on a band-aid and adhere securely over wart.
Change twice a day, washing and drying the wart thoroughly each time. Continue this practice—with patience, as warts can take weeks to resolve!
12. Foot Bath
Athlete’s foot, toenail fungus, and foot odor are just a few ways our dear feet suffer. Time to change that with a luxurious treasured foot bath starring lemon essential oil. It will tone, cleanse, and soften as it offers moments of restful peace for your feet!
- ½ cup of Epsom salts
- 8 drops of lemon
- 3 drops of copaiba
Fill a basin with warm water–please test with hands to assure it is not too hot. Blend everything well, and soak feet for 30 minutes.
Dry feet thoroughly, concentrating on areas between the toes. (Yes, lemon will guide your focus!)
13. Hair Toner
Use this toner twice a week for special care to balance natural oil production for hair health.
- 60 ml of castile shampoo
- 10 drops of lemon
- 4 drops each of patchouli and tea tree
Add the oils to the castile, shampoo and rinse as usual.
14. Hair Rinse
I call this my wonder-hair rinse. This is an easy, refreshing way to infuse your hair and being with the uplifting qualities of lemon essential oil.
- 120 ml of filtered or distilled water
- 20 drops of lemon
Blend well. Shampoo as usual, using this as the final rinse.
15. Lifting Lemon Whiff
Thinking of a quick way to have a lemon lift, remember that the sense of smell is exceptionally strong. We even have olfactory memories related to some aromas. This use shares the lifting and balancing qualities of lemon essential oil, which can even help to create happy lemon memories!
- A few cotton balls or small pieces of absorbent fabric.
Drop 1 drop of lemon onto each cotton ball, Then store in a little jar. When desired, remove one item from the jar and just take a few whiffs.
Place the used item nearby where it will gently diffuse lemon aromas. Time to swap out a blue day for blue sky…
16. Bath Blend
Water often aids emotional release, albeit the shedding of tears, or a calming bath. This blend shares gentle lifting qualities that are enhanced by lemon essential oil’s cleansing and toning aids.
- 6 drops lemon
- 6 drops geranium bourbon
- 1 tablespoon of whole milk
Blend well. Draw a warm bath, get in and relax for 20 minutes. (Use care when arising.)
Best benefits are achieved with a period of relaxation after the bath, allowing the essential oils to be fully infused for your wellbeing.
17. De-Stressing Blend
This oil offers balance to help a person to feel centered and grounded. This provides a solid foundation for living one’s life each day, amidst stressors woven with moments of joy and hope.
- 20 ml of your favorite carrier oil
- 3 drops each of lemon and rose geranium
- 2 drops of copaiba
Blend well and add to a glass bottle. Massage onto skin at the base of your breastbone and elbow pulse points on the inside of each arm.
Repeat every day or two when stress levels are high, with occasional days off from oil use.
18. Lemon Home Disinfectant
Let lemon essential oil be your champion cleaning agent around the house! This fresh, lively mixture supports household disinfection and invigorates the immune system as it wards off trouble-making microbes.
- A glass spray bottle filled with 240 ml of water.
- 15 ml of white vinegar
- 40 drops of lemon
Add the vinegar and oil to the water.
Note: Lemon oil is volatile with a short shelf life. Please get a new batch after using for 2 months.
19. Insect Repellent
This blend combines lemon’s power-packed compounds with patchoulol. This patchouli oil compound is a valued insecticide, including its ant-repelling power.
- 30 ml of distilled water in a spray bottle.
- 14 ml of white vinegar,
- 7 drops of lemon
- 2 drops of patchouli
Add the oils and vinegar to the water. Spray in cracks as well as corners frequented by pests.
20. Lemon Anti-Mold Recipe
This spray combines the cleansing powers of lemon, tea tree, and patchouli essential oils to make these household annoyances ancient history.
- 240 ml of distilled white vinegar in a glass spray bottle
- 15 drops of lemon
- 30 drops of tea tree
- 4 drops of patchouli
Add the oils to the vinegar, blend well and spray where needed in order to rid mold and mildew. Please also note that these oils may stain fabrics.
21. Lemon Furniture Oil
Lemon essential oil offers a protective sheen that highlights wooden textures.
- 60 ml each of white vinegar
- 60 ml olive oil
- 10 drops of lemon
Add all in a spray bottle and shake well to blend. Spray onto a soft cloth for polishing wood surfaces.
These 21 methods details exactly how to use your bottle of luscious lemon essential oil to:
- Promote holistic wellbeing
- Support sensational skin and hair
- Bring emotional equilibrium
- Promote a clean and fresh home environment