Lemon essential oil is very popular oil used as a natural disinfectant to clean the house as well as to remove odors from the air, the trash can, to your shoes. Physically lemons can provide a huge benefit to the body by supporting and stimulating the nervous system, enhancing immunity, alleviating stress and supporting digestion. Because lemons are so commonly found at your local grocery store for adequate prices you can easily pick up a few and scrape them with a knife or fork to release the wonderful smell into your home.

The goal of this article is to explain to you the science that explains why lemon essential oil brings some huge benefits to your body and your home, as well as discussing the various uses lemon essential oil brings to the table. Good products of lemon essential oil include the Majestic Pure Lemon Essential Oil and an edible version Zongle Lemon Essential Oil. If you want more explanation as to what makes a good quality essential oil I explain that in this blog post: What’s the Deal With Essential Oils? A Medical Student’s Perspective.

In this post we break down the science behind this powerful essential oil and use that to categorize 11 major uses for lemon essential oil. Stick around to check out the FREE essential oil mood quiz too!Ayurvedic medicine, a 5,000 year old medicinal philosophy based in India explains that lemons provide the following therapeutic properties:

  • Antiviral
  • Antibacterial
  • Immune stimulant
  • Digestive stimulant
  • Anti cancer
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Stress relieving
  • Diuretic
  • Antioxidant
  • Antidepressant

What are the major chemical components of lemons that make it such a super fruit?

D-limonene

The most abundantly found chemical in lemon that contributes to its definitive scent and taste. D-limonene is an important chemical that is normally found in the rind of the lemon fruit and has been shown to play a very important role in the management of antitumor effects, alleviating asthma and allergies as well as anti-inflammatory effects.

Alpha and Beta-pinene

A very important compound that is most abundantly found in forest trees – the quintessential pine smell. It plays a crucial role aiding as an antidepressant as well as a natural antibacterial. A study done at the Northeast Forestry University treated gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria with the essential oils of R. Officinalis which contains alpha-pinene, beta-pinene and 1,8-cineole. The study found that gram-positive bacteria were more responsive to the oil.

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Now that we understand the science, let’s discuss the 11 major ways that you can use lemon essential oil on a daily basis.

1. Household cleaner

Lemon essential oil can be added to a vineager solution to create a natural and super effective homemade cleaner. You can also put lemon oil in a dropper like this one or a diffuser like my favorite ArtNaturals Introductory Kit to give your home a refreshing and uplifting smell.

2. Body Cleanser

Because of its anti-inflammatory effects, lemon essential oils that are meant for ingesting like this one are great to add to your morning routine. Place a few drops under your tongue every morning and allow the oil to flush out your stomach, intestines, kidneys and lymphatic system and help you feel your absolute best.

3. Deep Focus

The known antidepressant effects of lemon essential oil help to uplift our mood and help us reach that state called the “Flow Zone”. The Flow Zone is a mindset in which concentration and focus on a specific task is extremely high, it can also be called tunnel vision. Scents like lemon oil can help students and children decrease distractions and focus on schoolwork or projects. Put a few drops into a diffuser to allow the scent to travel throughout the room.

4. Immune Stimulant

If you feel like you’re about to come down with a cold, or even if you want to boost your immune system so that you can prevent yourself from getting a cold, lemon oil is a great addition to your self care. Put a few drops of ingestible oil into a glass of water to get the benefits of the high potency of vitamins in the oil. This will give your white blood cells the source of energy and fuel to fight off foreign substances like viruses or bacteria.

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5. Digestive Stimulant

Lemon oil gives your stomach and intestines a helpful boost to digest foods and break them down in order to access nutrients and vitamins inside. Once again, place a few drops of ingestable lemon oil into a glass of water and drink this daily to experience the benefits on the toilet!

6. Soften Calluses

Apply a few drops of lemon essential oil and massage it into the areas of your body with hardened calluses or bunions. Over time and consistent application you will notice the areas starting to soften.

7-11. Popular Diffuser Blends

These blends of essential oils can be combined in a diffuser to create and aromatherapeutic atmosphere in your home. All of these blends can be accomplished using the ArtNaturals Introductory Kit . Otherwise you can get the lemon essential oil by itself with the Majestic Pure Lemon Essential Oil and an edible version Zongle Lemon Essential Oil.

In this post we break down the science behind this powerful essential oil and use that to categorize 11 major uses for lemon essential oil. Stick around to check out the FREE essential oil mood quiz too!

In this post we break down the science behind this powerful essential oil and use that to categorize 11 major uses for lemon essential oil. Stick around to check out the FREE essential oil mood quiz too!

Kate Maplethorpe

Kate Maplethorpe

Kate is an empathic healer and free spirit currently studying medicine in the British West Indies. She enjoys spending her free time reading tarot for friends and sipping rum punches on beautiful white sand beaches.
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