Lemon Essential Oil

(Citrus limon)
Containing the naturally occurring constituent D-limonene, Lemon is a key component in many popular essential oil-infused products. Lemon is used worldwide in cleaners and soaps for its refreshing scent.
Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons, giving its aroma all the brightness of the freshly picked fruit. Cheerful, sweet, and nostalgic, Lemon oil can help eliminate odours and infuse your whole home with its clean, lemon-drop scent when diffused.

With its bright and joyful aroma, Lemon oil benefits skin and hair as much as its aroma benefits your environment. Your teens can add a drop to their evening moisturiser to reduce the appearance of blemishes, while you can add it to your conditioner for an aromatic treat that smooths and shines the look of your hair. Because some citrus oils like Lemon can cause photosensitivity, avoid applying to exposed skin before spending time outside.

This oil is a key ingredient in many hair and skin care products, Thieves® cleaning products, and essential oil blends such as Thieves® Joy™ and Harmony™.

Lemon essential oil can add a bright, dynamic flavour to many dishes. Its versatility in sweet and savoury recipes is what makes this fruit a popular item in kitchens around the world. Lemon essential oil has a bright taste you’ll want to keep on hand for almost anything you whip up. Instead of zesting or juicing, use Lemon essential oil for a convenient way to use this great flavour. Start small with a single drop of oil.

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Product Snapshot

Product Snapshot

Features & Benefits
  • Keep Lemon on hand for its clean, energising, and invigorating aroma.
  • Diffuse it to create a more focused environment.
  • Use its aroma to create an uplifting atmosphere.
  • Add Lemon to skin care products to help reduce the appearance of aging.
  • Use it to help remove adhesives.
Aromatic Profile
From the bottle: Clean, refreshing, citrus aroma
Key Constituents
  • Limonene
  • Gamma-terpinene
  • Beta-pinene
  • Alpha-pinene
  • Sabinene
Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients
Citrus limon† (Lemon) peel oil
†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil
Suggested Uses

Suggested Uses

Applications
  • Boost your home cleaning with the cheerful scent of fresh Lemons: add a few drops to naturally derived floor, window, and surface cleaning solutions. Do not use Lemon oil on granite or stone, as it may etch the surface.
  • Make Lemon part of your beauty routine, adding it to skincare products to reduce the appearance of blemishes or to conditioner and DIY hair masques to give your hair a smoother, shinier look.
  • Diffuse Lemon alone or with other citrus and crisp-smelling oils such as Tangerine, Grapefruit, Orange, Bergamot, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Tarragon, and Eucalyptus Radiata to create an aromatic environment that is clean-smelling and positive.
  • Diffuse it at work or school for a bright aroma that creates a sense of focus and motivation.
  • Add to a tall glass of cold water for a fresh drink to start your day.
  • Create custom vinaigrettes or marinades to add a bright taste to summer salads and grilling.
  • Add it to tea, baked goods, homemade preserves and other treats.
  • Add 1 drop in plain or vanilla yogurt. Top with fresh berries.
  • Combine with savoury foods such as chicken, fish, shrimp, and vegetables and with sides such as noodles, rice or pasta salad.
  • Remove burnt food from pots and pans by putting a few drops of Lemon in boiling water.
  • Diffuse Lemon in your bathroom to make your bathroom smell fresh.
  • Keep your carpet or rug smelling fresh with Lemon essential oil added to baking soda. Sprinkle the mixture into the carpet, let it sit for at least 15 minutes, and then vacuum it up.
  • Freshen your rubbish bins with Lemon essential oil sprinkled into baking soda. Shake mixture into the bottom of the bins and refresh as needed.
Where to Diffuse
  • Fill the kitchen with a dose of Lemon’s familiar lemon-drop aroma to take clean to a whole new level.
  • Banish everyday odours in your living room or family room by combining Lemon with other purifying scents such as Pine, Grapefruit, or Peppermint.
Experience
Lemon essential oil has a cheerful, sweet aroma that can freshen and fill your home with its clean, lemon-drop scent when diffused.
Label Directions
Topical: Dilute with V-6™ and apply to desired area as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.
Culinary: Add to food or drink recipes to create another layer of flavour.
Storage: Store in a cool, dark place.
Diffuser Blends
Rome, Italy
  • 4 drops Bergamot essential oil
  • 3 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 3 drops Basil essential oil
Lemon Bars
  • 4 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 4 drops Stress Away essential oil blend
  • 2 drops Lemongrass essential oil
Fresh Start Blend
  • 3 drops Orange
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 3 drops Grapefruit
Cautions:
Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health care professional prior to use. Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.
Get to Know

Get to Know

Product Background
Originally from regions in Asia, the lemon tree wasn’t common in Europe until the 16th century. It is a part of the evergreen family and reaches a height of about 6 metres. From those trees, 75 lemons are required to make one 15-ml bottle of Lemon essential oil. This is accomplished by cold pressing the rinds of the lemons, producing an oil with the aroma of the freshly picked fruit.
Scientific name: Citrus limon
Botanical family: Rutaceae
Region(s) grown: Argentina, California, South Africa, Italy, Asia
Plant part used: Rind
Extraction method: Cold pressed
YL Region: Most Young Living Lemon essential oil comes from Argentina and South Africa.