5 Reasons to Keep Lemon Essential Oil on Hand

Did you know that Christopher Columbus introduced lemons trees to America? They were also used back then by sailors at sea to help combat vitamin deficiencies and scurvy.

Lemon Essential Oil has antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties. It offers numerous health benefits and is a top contender for cleaning supplies. It’s still used to prevent contagious illnesses and boost the immune system.

Some of the ways to use lemon in your daily life:

Reduce anxiety and uplift mood

Lemon helps ease stress, nervous tension, and anxiety, yet it can energize and refresh your mind. It’s a nice pick-me-up that’ll perk you up if you’re feeling tired and fatigued. It relieves mental exhaustion while improving focus, memory retention, and concentration.

Skin care

Its astringent properties reduce cellulite, remove dead skin cells, brighten and clear up your complexion. Lemon tightens sagging skin, helping to prevent wrinkles. It’s detoxifying and reduces excessive oil on your skin, so it’s often used on acne.

Boosts immune system

Applied topically (mixed with carrier oil) to the bottoms of your feet, lemon helps bring down fevers and helps ward off diseases. It does this by stimulating white blood cells. Lemon is rich in vitamins and nutrition.

  • To increase circulation, try mixing it with peppermint essential oil.
  • Either diffuse (including diffuser jewelry) or apply topically. If you do come down with an infection or illness, it helps relieve muscular aches and pains.


Nail and hair care

  • When your nails are looking a little drab or yellow, use cotton balls to rub lemon essential oil on them to get them looking white and shiny.
  • For more vibrant hair, mix a few drops of lemon with a spray bottle of water and spray onto hair. It refreshes your mane, giving you shiny, healthy hair.


All-purpose cleaner

Get rid of the chemical in cleaning supplies. Lemon is a disinfectant and works in all kinds of ways around the house. Its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties make it a great choice for one all-natural household cleaner or make different DIY recipes for various cleaning jobs around the house.

  • You can simply mix several drops of lemon essential oil in a spray bottle and mix with water and use it on countertops, ovens, toilets, sinks, you name it. Vinegar is great for cleaning, too.

Here’s a recipe combing the two with a few other ingredients:

All-Purpose Cleaner

Mix in a spray bottle:

Citrus Soft Scrub

One of my favorite DIY recipes for cleaning around the house is a soft scrub that’s easy to make.

  • Combine 1 cup of baking soda,
  • ¼ cup of liquid castile soap
  • 10 drops each of lemon and orange essential oils.
  • Mix together to form a paste.


Lemon has such a refreshing scent. It mixes great with other oils, too, such as peppermint, tea tree, and eucalyptus. Whether your skin, health, or the air in your home needs a boost, lemon alone or combined with other oils works wonders.

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    Great article, exactly what I needed.

  • Regina

    This was wonderful. Thank u. Now we need help with staying healthy and you’ve given me so many ways to stay healthy

  • Denise

    This sounds delightful.. When using it on your skin or face, do you mix with water?

    • Katie B

      When applying topically we recommend diluting with a carrier oil first.

  • Rosie

    Very helpful advice…anything that helps strengthen nails please?

    • Katie B

      Check out our Nail Envy blend 🙂

  • Judy

    Great blog and helpful suggestions. I use baking soda and vinegar as cleaners in my house almost daily. Never thought to mix in essential oil. Thanks for the hint.

  • Dolores Peacock

    Enjoyed reading this. Did not know that lemons were so powerful.

  • Laura Curry

    I love learning new thinga! T his is excellent. I love lemons Now i love even more!!!! Thanks so much !

  • Lori Thomas

    Great article. Will be trying some of the ideas.

  • Betty O’Nrien

    Yes, I’m a firm believer in lemons