All About Lemon

27 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!



  • Lyfboat April 21, 2017 - 4:00 am Reply

    Very informative infographics. thanks for sharing.

  • Cristi March 21, 2017 - 11:05 am Reply

    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

    • Young Living March 21, 2017 - 3:37 pm Reply

      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 March 14, 2017 - 2:33 pm Reply

    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!!

    • Young Living March 14, 2017 - 4:54 pm Reply

      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 February 28, 2017 - 9:15 am Reply

    What country does Young Living get the lemon oil from?

    • Young Living February 28, 2017 - 1:52 pm Reply

      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 January 4, 2017 - 8:11 am Reply

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

    • Young Living January 4, 2017 - 8:23 am Reply

      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 August 12, 2016 - 11:31 am Reply

    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

    • Young Living August 15, 2016 - 10:07 am Reply

      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!



      • Sheila October 31, 2016 - 7:03 am Reply

        Marinade. One marinates with a marinade.

  • Kalpa August 3, 2016 - 9:58 pm Reply

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

    • Young Living August 4, 2016 - 3:19 pm Reply

      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!

  • Elesnor July 31, 2016 - 4:28 am Reply

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

    • Young Living August 3, 2016 - 12:54 pm Reply

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

  • Danielle Dugan July 25, 2016 - 12:08 pm Reply

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

    • Young Living July 25, 2016 - 2:49 pm Reply

      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 May 22, 2016 - 10:07 pm Reply

    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 May 23, 2016 - 1:32 pm Reply

      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 May 22, 2016 - 9:51 pm Reply

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

    • Young Living May 23, 2016 - 1:15 pm Reply

      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 January 18, 2017 - 1:23 am Reply

      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 March 6, 2017 - 9:03 am Reply

        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!

        • Young Living March 7, 2017 - 2:09 pm Reply

          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 May 17, 2016 - 2:49 pm Reply

    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 May 18, 2016 - 2:20 pm Reply

      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 May 11, 2016 - 8:24 am Reply

    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 May 11, 2016 - 3:26 pm Reply

      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 March 1, 2017 - 5:20 am Reply

      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 April 19, 2016 - 11:19 pm Reply

    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 April 20, 2016 - 3:00 pm Reply

      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 April 15, 2016 - 9:56 am Reply

    Where is the lemon farm located?

    • Young Living April 15, 2016 - 1:39 pm Reply

      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 April 12, 2016 - 12:28 am Reply

    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 April 12, 2016 - 12:54 pm Reply

      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 March 21, 2016 - 9:38 pm Reply

    Does lemon essential oil have vitamin C?

    • Young Living March 30, 2016 - 9:41 am Reply

      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 March 7, 2016 - 6:11 pm Reply

    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.

    • Young Living March 21, 2016 - 3:54 pm Reply

      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 March 5, 2016 - 8:28 am Reply

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

    • Young Living March 10, 2016 - 11:38 am Reply

      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 September 27, 2016 - 6:50 pm Reply

        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 October 10, 2016 - 8:28 am Reply

          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 January 7, 2016 - 2:07 pm Reply

    How many carbohydrates and fiber are in lemon essential oil?

    • Young Living January 14, 2016 - 10:22 am Reply

      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 November 9, 2015 - 5:50 pm Reply

    Thanks for all the good information you are sharing.

  • Joanne October 14, 2015 - 5:27 pm Reply

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

    • Young Living October 22, 2015 - 2:00 pm Reply

      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 September 22, 2015 - 3:17 pm Reply

    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 July 29, 2015 - 9:33 am Reply

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

    • Young Living September 24, 2015 - 3:26 pm Reply

      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 October 7, 2015 - 8:19 pm Reply

        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 October 8, 2015 - 3:19 pm Reply

          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 July 27, 2015 - 8:28 pm Reply

    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 July 28, 2015 - 12:58 pm Reply

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

      • Deanne Furan February 23, 2017 - 8:51 am Reply

        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 February 24, 2017 - 11:30 am Reply

          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 July 4, 2015 - 12:31 pm Reply

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

  • Sam N June 8, 2015 - 6:17 pm Reply

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

  • Katie June 5, 2015 - 6:58 pm Reply

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

  • Jonell Palmer May 26, 2015 - 8:11 pm Reply

    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.

  • Jason Spencer May 13, 2015 - 1:53 pm Reply

    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 June 22, 2015 - 11:54 am Reply

      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 May 12, 2015 - 10:50 pm Reply

    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.

  • Robbin Syphrit May 7, 2015 - 9:18 pm Reply

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

  • Julie Czajka May 6, 2015 - 6:41 pm Reply

    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 May 14, 2015 - 9:24 am Reply


    • Jolyn May 15, 2015 - 7:35 am Reply

      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 May 16, 2015 - 10:13 pm Reply

      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 May 6, 2015 - 9:24 am Reply

    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 May 11, 2015 - 8:52 pm Reply

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

  • Carol church May 5, 2015 - 5:41 am Reply

    can I put some drops in water to drink?

    • April Jawish May 26, 2015 - 9:11 am Reply

      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 October 29, 2015 - 7:53 pm Reply

        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 November 2, 2015 - 2:03 pm Reply

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

  • Tamara W May 4, 2015 - 3:06 pm Reply

    This graphic is fantastic…..modern and clean.

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