Sneaky Ways to Use Lemon Essential Oil

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As the adage goes, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” The same could be said for lemon essential oil. No, really. You can make some awesome lemonade when you substitute whole lemons for lemon essential oil (I will talk more about that later).

That is not the only sneaky way to use lemon essential oil in your daily life. From stinky spaces to skincare routines, lemon essential oil is a valuable tool for your oily toolkit. Consider trying it to meet these everyday needs.

Around the house

My house is my castle. It makes me feel safe and warm and I have made some awesome memories within these walls. If your family is anything like mine, you also have created a variety of odors inside your abode (some less pleasant than others). Sniffing out the origins of these smells is more difficult than anticipated at times. Never fear! Lemon essential oil can fix just about any noxious stench. Its zesty aroma is perfect for putting the kibosh on strong scents. Just diffuse in a few rooms or place a few drops on some cotton balls to stash in inconspicuous places. Voila – problem solved.

There are some other ingenious ways to use this cheerful-smelling essential oil around your house. Here are just a few more of my favorites.

  • Stinky laundry is no match when you use a few drops of this magic elixir in your wash. Put a few drops in during the rinse cycle to leave your clothes smelling fresh and invigorating.
  • Gunky shower buildup is one of my least favorite things to tackle because it is such a pain to remove. Drop the gas mask and clean your bathroom the all-natural way by adding a few drops of lemon oil to water and spraying on hard water and other hard water stains.
  • Stop grease with just a few drops of this essential oil mixed in with your favorite dish soap. Lemon essential oil is an efficient degreaser.
  • Make stainless shine when you make an all-natural surface scrub using baking soda, castile soap, and a few drops of lemon essential oil.
  • Lift scuffs off your flooring easily by mixing a few drops of this oil with water and gently buffing the area with a soft cloth.

These are just a few of the ways you can use this oily staple in your home. Have some creative ways you have used it in your home? I would love to hear about it in the comments.

lemon essential oil cleans hard water stains and soap scum from the shower
Lemon essential oil is tough on hard water stains and soap scum buildup in the shower.

On your face

Lemon essential oil is a superstar ingredient in one of my all-time favorite DIY face masks. Using this homemade formula is like giving your face a mega boost of hydration. You will need 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1 drop of lemon essential oil. Mix thoroughly, then apply to your face. Leave on for about 15 minutes. Then, gently rinse with warm water.

Your face is not the only part of your body that benefits from this remarkable essential oil. Make a DIY loofah soap and scrub your entire body down for an at-home spa experience. To make your own, you will need:

  • 2 pounds of clear glycerin soap
  • 3-4 drops of soap dye
  • 3-4 drops of lemon essential oil
  • Round silicone molds (3 inches in diameter)

Melt your ingredients in the microwave for about 30 seconds on high, then pour into the silicone molds and allow to set.

In the kitchen

Did you know that you can use your favorite essential oils in some of your favorite recipes? Young Living’s Lemon Vitality™ is sweet and tart and packs a lot of lemony goodness into each drop. I alluded to one of my favorite ways to use it in the opening lines of this blog post: lemonade. You can make a totally tasty version of lemonade by combining Lemon Vitality™ with a few other basic ingredients. Here is what you need to enjoy this refreshing twist on an old classic:

  • 1 gallon of filtered water
  • 2 juiced organic lemons
  • 1 juiced organic lime
  • 15 ounces of organic blue agave
  • 10-12 drops of Lemon Vitality™ essential oil

Serve over ice for a crisp, refreshing drink that is perfect for hot, summer days.

You can add a few drops of Lemon Vitality™ to any recipe that calls for lemons or lemon juice to give them an extra boost. From lemon cookies to morning smoothies, you cannot go wrong with a few drops of this oily goodness included.

The benefits of lemon essential oil

The benefits of lemon essential oil are endless. Every oiler should have at least one bottle at their disposal for everyday use. Young Living recognizes the versatility of this amazing little oil, which is why Lemon Vitality essential oil is included in our popular Young Living Starter Bundles. Lemon essential oil boosts your energy, promotes your health and well-being, and purifies your environment.

The power of lemon essential oil

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