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Essential Oils: Lemon

Lemon is one of the top selling essential oils on the market.  Lemon is extremely versatile with its many uses and benefits. The purifying and cleansing power of lemon oil can be used for the health benefits. It can also be used as a non-toxic option for cleaning!  Similar to other citrus oils, lemon provides an uplifting aroma that can help energize and invigorate your home. Another great quality of lemon essential oil is the low cost. Pick up a bottle of doTERRA’s Lemon essential oil today and try these amazing uses!

Add Lemon oil to your water for a refreshing taste or as an alternative to sodas and sugary drinks. When taken internally, Lemon oil can also naturally cleanse the body and aid in digestion. You can even add a drop of Lemon oil and sliced fruit to your water for a delicious infused flavor. Only use glass water bottles when putting essential oils in your water.

Black grease on your hands from working in the garage? Give your soap a little extra cleaning power by adding a few drops of Lemon oil to your soap mixture, and give your hands a good scrub.

Diffusing Lemon oil will help cleanse and purify the air and surfaces in your home. Whether you are trying to eliminate airborne odors, or just like to keep your house smelling fresh, bright, and clean, Lemon is an optimal choice for diffusing—on its own or in a diffuser blend. Looking for a good Lemon oil diffuser blend? Add 2 drops of Lemon, 1 drop of Lime, 1 drop of Lavender, and 1 drop of Rosemary to your diffuser for a “Clean Summer Kitchen” aroma.

The cleansing and preserving qualities of Lemon make it the perfect oil for maintaining your furniture. By adding a few drops of Lemon oil to olive oil, you can create your own non-toxic furniture polish at home. When applied to furniture, Lemon oil leaves a clean shine, prevents fine wood finishes from drying out, and can replace lost moisture in antique woods as it penetrates worn finishes. When trying this polish on your own homemade furniture, always apply the polish in an inconspicuous spot before applying it to the entire piece. Check out doTERRA’s Wood Polish DIY to learn how to make your own.

Lemon oil is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals. Simply put a couple drops of Lemon oil on a cotton ball, and rub on the tarnish to bring back the natural beauty of your metals.

Lemon oil can help exfoliate your skin. When incorporated into your skincare routine, Lemon oil can help give your complexion a refreshed, healthy looking glow. To make your own homemade exfoliant scrub, combine 4-5 drops of doTERRA Lemon essential oil to a small amount of oatmeal and water. As you apply the Lemon oatmeal scrub to your skin, you will feel the cleansing and refreshing properties of Lemon oil working to exfoliate and clean your skin.

If seasonal changes start to bother you, try taking Lemon internally to assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort. When taking Lemon essential oil internally, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid in a glass cup.

Here are a couple more DIY recipes that will help you enjoy your new bottle!

Rosemary Lemon Hummus

Sauteed Brussel Spouts and Asparagus

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