Essential Oils: Part 7: Lemon

Today I’m sharing about one of my favorite tasting essentail oils, lemon, which is a great oil to use for energizing, circulatary support, and cleansing.  Since water is the main thing I drink during the day, I’m so grateful to add some flavor and some extra health benefits too. I also add lemon to my face wash and face lotion recipes as well as use it with pepermint and lavender for allergies.  You only need a drop or two at a time and to prove how potent the oil is, it take 75 lemons to make one 15ml bottle of oil. When drinking oils with water, never put them in plastic. Always use glass!

Below are several ways to use lemon and while this list isn’t exhaustive, it should give you an idea of some of the benefits:

  • Remove Spots (gum, oil, grease) – Apply 1-2 drops to stain
  • Detoxify – Add 1-2 drops to water
  • Freshen Laundry – Add drops to homemade laundry detergent
  • Minimize/Sooth Calluses – Apply 1-2 drops to area
  • Hand Sanitizer – Apply 1-2 drops to hands
  • Exfoliant – Add 1-2 drops to skin cleanser
  • Minimize Acne/Oil Production – Apply 1-2 drops to oil/acne area
  • Alkalize body/Relieve Heartburn – Add 1-2 drops to water
  • Purify air – Diffuse in air

If you missed any of the other posts you can check them out below! If you want to buy any or all of these oils, please let me know as I am a member and get a 24% discount! You are welcome to use my account! Also, I’m hosting an online virtual class this Tuesday if you want to learn more! Please email me if you want to be added!


I am not a medical doctor. The opinions expressed reflect my personal experiences and my personal opinions. The information and statements on this website are intended for educational purposes.

  • patricia umeh
    Posted at 05:51h, 17 April Reply

    thanks and shalom

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 07:07h, 17 April Reply

    Oh, my word! I couldn’t believe the timing of this post!! I was just praying this morning seeking God’s will about a way to cleanse my lymphatic system. I was planning to do the lemonade cleanse for 3 days next week, Lord willing, but now that I am reading this, I am wondering if possibly I should do the lemon in water instead, since it is so much more concentrated. I had no idea they use that many lemons to make one bottle of oil!!! No wonder it is so effective. I am SO thankful you helped get us started on these oils, Caroline. I am enjoying your posts about them…wish I could participate in the online classes you are hosting. But, so thankful you share this info. here! 🙂

  • Elena
    Posted at 07:29h, 17 April Reply

    When you add the lemon oil do you had real lemon juice too to your water or just the oil?

  • Sarah J
    Posted at 08:02h, 17 April Reply

    Love this! Might have to try it in my water!

  • Dawn
    Posted at 08:21h, 17 April Reply

    Lemon is the best! I do the allergy trio also and put it in my water. It’s also great for getting sticky stuff off of things!

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 09:40h, 17 April Reply

    lemon is the one oil that i’ve been using for a while – i use it in the bath, and also as a skin softener when i get out of the shower – keeps me soft & smelling like lemons 🙂

  • Tiffany @ A Touch of Grace
    Posted at 11:15h, 17 April Reply

    LOVE lemon! I use it to clean sometimes and it always smells so good! And I like to diffuse it with Joy for a great smelling house!

  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 12:41h, 17 April Reply

    Yes! I love lemon too! I haven’t used it on my face but that’s a good idea! I was thinking of making a face wash soon!

  • Amanda Elizabeth
    Posted at 14:19h, 17 April Reply

    I have been drinking hot water with lemon in the morning and such a difference!

  • Angela
    Posted at 14:56h, 19 April Reply

    I love the lemon oil! It’s the only one that I’ve actually gotten to use so far… I want to get more into them soon though!

    Posted at 20:19h, 19 April Reply

    love essential oils and use them in my DIYs all the time.

  • Laura @ Making Baby Provence
    Posted at 16:58h, 22 April Reply

    So you’re saying that 12-14 drops at a time isn’t necessary for this one, either?! 😉 Only kidding. So glad you’re so knowledgeable on these oils!!

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