All About Lemon

30 May 4, 2015 - essential oil research, Essential Oils, How to Use Essential Oils, Nutrition with Essential Oils, Vitality™ essential oils

All About Lemon Oil Infographic

Check the blog Wednesday for some delicious recipes featuring Lemon essential oil!

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  • Rachel

    Hi, I drank a few drops of lemon eo in my water bottle today and I had no idea that you couldn’t do that! am I going to be alright?

    • Hello Rachel. Lemon essential oil and Lemon Vitality contain the same essential oil. Lemon Vitality is, however, labeled for dietary use and the regular Lemon is labeled for topical and aromatic use. The designation of the two products allows you to share all the ways to use Lemon essential oil in the correct way. That being said, if you are not allergic to Lemon, you will be fine if you drank some in your water. Hope that helps and thanks for stopping by with your concern.

  • JANE

    Hello, need to know, for women which plan pregnancy, still can continous drink YL lemon ?

    • Hi Jane, as with any medical condition, including pregnant, nursing, or planning a pregnancy, it is strongly recommended that, prior to use of essential oils, you seek the advice and recommendation of a competent, trained health care advisor who is experienced in EO usage for targeted advice.

  • Violettte

    Can you drink the lemon essential oil even though it states it’s for topical use or auromatic

  • Violettte

    I have the lemon theraputic grade oil and was informed you can put 1-2 drops in your glass of water. I don’t see that it’s comsumable but i asked the rep that i bought it from and she said you can ingest it. What will it do/not do with me drinking it?

  • Amy

    Both YL Lemon and Lemon Vitality list Lemon (citrus limon) peel oil; 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil as their only ingredient. So what is the difference between the two?

    • Lemon and Lemon Vitality contain the same essential oil. Lemon Vitality is, however, labeled for dietary use and the regular Lemon is labeled for topical and aromatic use. The designation of the two products allows you to share all the ways to use Lemon essential oil in the correct way. Hope that helps! Thanks for stopping by with your question.

  • Sam

    What is in the citrus oils that cause them to be detrimental to plastic containers? How does YL’s plastics (i.e. the bottle caps) differ from conventional plastics elsewhere?

    • Hi Sam, Essential oils are very concentrated. Because of this, many essential oils are incompatible with plastic material. You may want to drink the water immediately as the oils will cause the plastic to breakdown. We feel that it is better to avoid adding essential oils to plastic contains whenever possible. Using a PETE or PP plastic bottle can help, but we recommend switching to glass or stainless steel if you would like to use the same bottle for extended periods of time. The LDPE material we use for the drop reducers is high quality and has been used in the essential oil industry for years. We rarely see any visible plastic breakdown. We recommend always storing the oils upright to ensure that the plastic orifice is not in constant contact with the oils. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Marijo Phelps

    How many drops in your water daily to alkalize your body?

    • Hello Marijo, We recommend following the label directions found on your bottle. 1-2 drops of Lemon Vitality added to your water is great for a fresh drink to start your day. For targeted advice for your specific needs, we recommend speaking to your healthcare provider. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Such great information.

  • Very informative infographics. thanks for sharing.

  • Cristi

    Hi can I mix lemon with water directly to consume or do I need a capsule with carrier oil? What oils can I use if so. Thanks

    • Hey Cristi! You can add Lemon Vitality (or any Vitality oil) to your water to flavor it. Lemon Vitality, Peppermint Vitality, or Grapefruit Vitality are some of my favorites. Just be sure to always read the usages on the bottles. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Jimmy W

    Quick question – can you consume Lemon EO? Or do you have to have the Lemon Vitality specifically for cooking or enhancing waters and teas? Thanks!!

    • Hey Jimmy! Excellent question! Lemon essential oil is labeled for aromatic or topical use and therefore not for internal use. We recommend using our Lemon Vitality™ which is labeled for dietary use and is a great choice to be added to your favorite beverages or for cooking. Hope that answers your question and thanks for stopping by!

  • Danielle

    What country does Young Living get the lemon oil from?

    • Young Living

      Hi Danielle, Unfortunately we are unable to provide you with specific information on each source of our oils as we regard it as proprietary information and a source of our competitive advantage. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Alex Hernandez

    I’m wondering if I can give my 2 year old anything from the vitality line?

    • Young Living

      Hi Alex, Although we do recommend extreme caution when using essential oils for children, through our research and 20+ years of experience, we have found that essential oils can be safe and beneficial for people of all ages. We recommend referring to the individual label directions for any age restrictions. Essential oils should also be diluted for use on children. If you have further questions, we recommend speaking with a pediatrician about the use of the Vitality oils. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Debbie Gouty

    I am needing some information on changing into the EO equivalent. I want to make a marinate for lamb chops. 2 Tablespoon olive, juice of 1 lemon, 2 cloves garlic, 1 teaspoon Rosemary and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, to marinate one pound of lamb chops. How would I use my YL lemon and YL rosemary vitality for this flavor? Does one drop from each cover the flavor I am looking for? Thank you for your response in advance. Debbie

    • Hey Debbie,

      It sounds like a delicious marinate! EO tend to be quite potent. When trying something new with them, it’s best to start with a drop and make your way up from there! A lot depends on the personal taste, too.

      If you make a ratio you like, let us know!

      Best,

      YL

      • Sheila

        Marinade. One marinates with a marinade.

  • Kalpa

    Hi is it safe to drink peppermint essential oil by diluting with water for cleansing of stomach? Please suggest. Thanks.

    • Young Living

      Hi Kalpa, Great question. A drop of Peppermint Vitality can be added to a tall glass of water for a bright, cool flavor to start your morning. Thanks for stopping by!

  • I’m curious if there is vitamin C in the lemon oil . If so how much is Inne drop ?

    • Hi Elesnor, there isn’t any Vitamin C in Lemon essential oil. Hope this helps!

  • Danielle Dugan

    What does young living do with the pulp after rind is removed?

    • Young Living

      Hi Danielle, Great question. Citrus essential oils are byproducts of the juicing process for fruit juices. The fruits are pressed and squeezed producing juice and essential oil which will rise to the top. The essential oil is separated from the juice through filtration. The juice and pulp are used in fruit juices. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Danielle

    If I put lemon EO in my hand soap or lotion will it affect my skin if I’m in the sun after using it?

    • Young Living

      Hi Danielle, If you desire to use citrus oils in your own skin care products we suggest extreme caution. The oil(s) should be heavily diluted in the formula. We also suggest performing a test on a small area of skin before applying the mixture to a larger area to ensure it is properly diluted for your skin and that no photosensitive reaction occurs. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Danielle

    Why is lemon made with the rind and not the pulp?

    • Young Living

      Hi Danielle, Great question! Citrus essential oils are byproducts of the juicing process for fruit juices. The fruits are pressed and squeezed producing juice and essential oil which will rise to the top. The essential oil is separated from the juice through filtration. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Ottilia

      Hello Danielle,
      In citrus fruits (such as lemon or orange) the oil, is in the rind. Just try it with fresh lemon, you will see it.

      • Sara (Kate) Briscoe

        Just a quick question. There are two separate answers to Danielle’s question-one says the oil is a byproduct of the juicing process after the fruits are pressed and squeezed, producing juice and EO, which then get separated. The second answer says that the oil is in the rind.

        MY question is WHICH ONE IS CORRECT?

        Thank you very much in advance!
        Kate

        • Young Living

          Hi Sara, Both answers are correct! Lemon essential oil is cold pressed from the rind. The first answer explained the processed of extracting the oils from the rind further. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Lau

    Hello
    Can you tell me if lemon oil is acid or alkaline or better yet what is its Ph ? I bought a box of cookies and the last ingredients in the list was lemon oil. Not sure how acid reflex friendly lemon oil might be but I would imagine it’s less acidic when added to other ingredients.

    • Young Living

      Hi Lau, Great question! Lemon essential oil is not acidic and does not have a pH as essential oils do not contain water. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Brian B

    Oil and water don’t typically mix well leaving the oil sitting on top of the water. Does the new vitality line do anything different so that it mixes well?

    • Young Living

      Hi Brian, As the Vitality™ line of oils are 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils these oils will also float on top of the water. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Anne-Marie

      Brian, I have found that if you place a drop or two of vitality oils in the glass before adding water that it helps to mix the oil into the water.

  • Jennifer

    I just purchased both the Lemon & Grapefruit EOs for adding to my water just for the taste benefits and then got home to read the fine print that it is for topical & aromatic use only. I’m confused. Is it safe or not?

    • Young Living

      Hi Jennifer, Great question! We recommend following the usage directions as listed on the label. Our New Vitality Dietary Essential Oils offers both Grapefruit Vitality and Lemon Vitality. With the same constituents and purity, our Vitality line is labeled for dietary use, while the topical/aromatic line is labeled for topical and aromatic uses. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Kristin S

    Where is the lemon farm located?

    • Young Living

      Hi Kristin, Unfortunately we are unable to provide you with specific information on where the lemons are farmed as we regard it as proprietary information and a source of our competitive advantage. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Vivian H

    i have read some articles warning about drinking pure lemon essential oil in water directly and the harm it could bring to the body internally. How does the essential oil by young living differ and safe?

    • Young Living

      Hello Vivian, Thank you for your question. Only pure essential oils, proven safe and labeled as dietary supplements, should be used internally. Our New Vitality™ Dietary Essential Oils can be used in several different ways, from gourmet cooking to wellness supplements. It is always important to follow the recommended usage on the individual product labels to ensure safety or seek the advice of a health professional before administering oils internally. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Trevs

    Does lemon essential oil have vitamin C?

    • Hi Trevs, According to the testing we have performed, there are no appreciable amounts of any vitamins or minerals present in Lemon oil. Thanks for stopping by with your question.

  • sophia

    Does lemon essential oil have acid in it? Is it 100% safe to mix with rubbing alcohol and water to clean your granite counter?

    Please let me know, been looking all over online.

    • Hi Sophia, Thanks for stopping by with your question. Unlike lemon juice, Lemon essential oil is pH-neutral, so it should not be harmful to the granite counter. However, we would suggest doing a spot test on an inconspicuous area before cleaning the entire surface to ensure the mixture is compatible with your counter. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Julie

    Are lemon vitality and lemon the same thing? Are they both safe for consumption?

    • Hi Julie, thank you for your question. With the same constituents and purity, our Vitality line is labeled for dietary use, while the topical/aromatic line is labeled for topical and aromatic uses. We recommend following the usage directions on each individual product label. Thanks for stopping by!

      • Kai

        If they have the same constituents and purity, why would the labels be different? Does one or the other go through a different or shorter process making one for dietary use and the other not?

        • Young Living

          Hi Kai, Great question! These changes were made to align our labels with FDA regulations that state a product cannot be labeled for use as a dietary supplement AND for topical or aromatic use, both could not be on the same label. In compliance with these regulations, our essential oils have been displaying labels that distinguish the products intended as a dietary supplement and those intended to be used for topical application or aromatic use. The Vitality line has been created so that members can now draw clear distinction between topical/aromatic use and dietary use. This should drastically widen the communication opportunities for Young Living essential oils moving forward. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Sylvia

    How many carbohydrates and fiber are in lemon essential oil?

    • Hi Sylvia, Based on our testing, there are 0 grams of carbohydrates and fiber in our essential oils. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Cindy Stanek

    Thanks for all the good information you are sharing.

  • Joanne

    What will it do for my health if I drink water with the Young Living Lemon Essential Oil?

    • Young Living

      Hi Joanne! Our Lemon essential oil includes the naturally occurring constituent limonene. We would suggest discussing the use of Lemon with your health care provider to determine if Lemon dietary supplement should be included as part of your daily routine.

  • Debbie Zuehlk

    I had a red ink stain on my honey colored walnut table. I’ve tried everything safe for wood to remove the stain, with no luck. After I received my intro kit, I started learning about the oils. I relearned that lemon is a fantastic stain remover. So, with one drop of Lemon EO on a cotton cloth, and gentle rubbing, the stain was completely gone!

  • Julie

    What does YL do with the left over lemon juice and pulp?

    • Young Living

      Hi Julie! Citrus essential oils are byproducts of the juicing process for fruit juices. The fruits are pressed and squeezed producing juice and essential oil which will rise to the top. The essential oil is separated from the juice through filtration. Hope this is helpful and interesting!

      • Cindy

        Hi, I thought citrus essential oils are cold pressed from the rind? How are they a byproduct then of the juicing process? What is then done with the pulp and juice after expelling the essential oil?

        • Young Living

          Thanks for your questions, Cindy. Citrus essential oils are produced by pressing and squeezing the whole fruit which produces juice and essential oil. The essential oil is then filtered from the juice. The juice and pulp are used in fruit juices. We hope information is helpful!

  • Shellie Dell

    I am hoping someone can answer this question – I am new to YL and am in love with the lemon in my water…I don’t like drinking plain water, but I can’t get enough of water with oil. Can anyone tell me how to measure the calories in this and any oil? My thought is, anything that tastes that good can’t be low in calories!!! Your input is GREATLY appreciated!

    • Young Living

      Hi Shellie! Welcome to Young Living! You’re in luck – both water and essential oils are calorie free!

      • Deanne Furan

        How many drops can be consumed in a given day? Sometimes I have a few glasses of water in a day and like to add the lemon EO, but want to be cautious not to have too many. How much is acceptable/safe?

        • Young Living

          Hi Deanne, We recommend following the usage directions on the label which states take 2 drops up to 3 times daily. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Cheryl

    What is the best way to use lemon as a stain remover?

  • Sam N

    I too would like to know what they do with the lemons

  • What do they do with the lemons after they make the oil out of them??

  • Jonell Palmer

    Please new information about young living. I like oil, it help use to live a healthier life style if used the right way. I am a older adult that what’s to live a long life they my parents and there parents.

  • I usually squeeze a fresh organic lemon into water in the morning. Do you think a drop of the lemon oil would have equivalent effects on me in terms of cleansing my system, or should I continue my practice and add in a drop of lemon oil later in the day?

    • Amy Sullivan

      Lemon essential oil doesn’t contain the acid that you are getting from the lemon pulp and your teeth will thank you in the long run! In answer to your question though, yes. 1 to 2 drops in your water. Personally, I love drinking EOs and have several bottles of water throughout the day with 4 to 5 drops of different citrus combos but I’ve been ingesting them for some time now, you might want to start slower.

  • Teri West

    Julie Czajka, YL Lemon oil is cold pressed from the rind and not from the fruit inside and doesn’t have the acidity that the fruit does. That is my understanding.

  • There are so many uses for Lemon. We do not drink water without.

  • Julie Czajka

    I love the lemon oil. My dentist is interested in understanding why this would not be harmful to the enamel on your teeth as the juice is from the lemon. Can someone comment on why this is so. He would like information to support this so he can feel safe about letting his patients know about this option. Thanks!

    • Debra

      Following.

    • Julie, lemon essential oil is cold pressed from the rind and contains no acidic lemon juice that could damage the enamel of your teeth. It makes it a great alternative!

    • Noelle Smith

      I would like to know too! I’m a dental hygienist and I’ve been worried about it. I have noticed that when I add lemon juice to my water my teeth get sensitive and I know that’s because of the acidity. But when I add lemon oil to my water it never bothers me!!!

  • Becca Marie Adkins

    i love putting Lemon essential in my water, food and using it to clean my kitchen counters, skins and putting it in my home made dish soap.

    • Laurie long

      How are you making your cleaner and or dish soap? Thanks for the info

  • Carol church

    can I put some drops in water to drink?

    • April Jawish

      You can most definitely put it in water to drink! Just do not drink out of a plastic cup because the lemon will eat away at the toxins in plastic. And I suggest only a drop or two in your glass to start. Over doing it can make your tummy a little upset if it’s not used to it.

      • melissa

        Ill start with one to two drops. How many glasses can I do that in? Ill start slow, but wondering what is max you should consume in day. Thanks!

        • Young Living

          Hi Melissa! Thanks for your question. Please follow the label directions which state to take two drops up to three times daily.

  • Tamara W

    This graphic is fantastic…..modern and clean.

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