When your kitchen smells like the ghost of dinners past, you diffuse Lemon oil. When a child’s sticker leaves residue on your car window, you defy it with Lemon. When you need a little more spring in your step, you dilute Lemon with V-6™ and dab it on your wrist. Life is full of Lemon moments; it’s no wonder this essential oil is a Young Living favorite!
From brightened beverages to sparkling skin, we’re sharing 21 ways to use those little drops of liquid sunshine. Say hello to Lemon essential oil, your new zest friend!
Whether you’re tackling traffic or battling bad odors, Lemon essential oil’s zesty aroma can shed sunshine on the situation. Its invigorating scent is like the perfect rush-hour playlist—light, bright, and energizing!
1. Snuff out stinky smells by placing a Lemon-infused cotton ball in the refrigerator, bathroom drawer, or trash can.
2. Stay on task when working on that big business presentation or last-minute school project and add a few drops of Lemon to your essential oil diffuser.
3. Blast some great tunes on the radio—and Lemon oil in your Car Vent Diffuser—to channel your inner road warrior. Life is a highway!
4. Draw on the energizing aroma of Peppermint and Lemon oils when you need an aromatic pick-me up! Take a drop of each and dilute with 8 drops V-6. Apply the blend to your temples or behind your ears.
5. Look on the bright side by surrounding yourself with this blend’s stimulating aroma.
Skin care superstar
Chemical peels have nothing on these lemon peels! Radiant-looking skin is a real thing thanks to Lemon essential oil. Add a few drops to your skin care routine if you’re ready for glowing, gorgeous skin. Remember to use Lemon on your skin only at night or wait at least 12 hours before heading outdoors. Permission to fall in love with more lustrous skin? Granted!
6. Wake up to a complexion that has some serious wow factor by adding Lemon oil to your favorite night cream.
7. Give your face a hydration hug with a DIY face mask: 1 teaspoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon honey, plus 1 drop Lemon oil. Apply and let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
8. Wash away the day’s stress and impurities with a Lemon-infused cleanser like our ART® Gentle Cleanser.
9. Treat the rest of your body to the skin-smoothing power of DIY loofah soaps and enjoy the sunny citrus scent of this at-home spa experience!
If commercial cleaners had a popularity contest, lemon-scented products would win the gold. Unfortunately, so would products filled with harsh chemicals and toxic ingredients. When it comes to cleaning your home naturally, Lemon essential oil and other natural cleaners win best in show. If best in safe were a category, they’d win that too!
10. Find gum in your child’s hair? Liberate their locks with 1-2 drops of Lemon oil.
11. Discover your resident artist has left crayon drawings all over the bedroom wall? A little lemon oil goes a long way in creating a clean slate!
12. Fight oil with oil—for real! Battle greasy stovetops, counters, and dishes with a mix of Lemon and vinegar. Mix 20 drops with 1 cup white vinegar in a 16-ounce spray bottle and fill to the top with water. Spray those sticky surfaces and wipe clean with a damp cloth.
13. Infuse your laundry with the citrusy freshness of a lemon grove by adding 5-8 drops to the rinse cycle when washing clothes and towels.
14. Use Thieves® Household Cleaner—lemon is a main ingredient!—to get every part of your home sparkling. Check out these posts to learn some tricks for your bathroom and kitchen!
15. Banish hard-water buildup by tackling it with a paste made of baking soda, a little bit of water, and Lemon essential oil.
16. Dreaming of stainless steel sans syrupy fingerprints? Add 3 drops Lemon to a damp rag and polish those appliances to perfection!
17. Sit in some sap while on your great-outdoors getaway? Combine a drop of Lemon with a drop of V-6 and work it into that sticky spot.
Best food friend (BFF)
Lemon Vitality™ is your new BFF—a little bit tart, a little bit sweet, and a lot of citrusy goodness. Add a splash of citrus to your favorite vinaigrette or a burst of lemon to your famous baked oatmeal. Lemon essential oil is the perfect spice cabinet sidekick, whether you’re sipping or sautéing.
18. Convince your kids to eat the sliced apples in their school lunch by tossing them in 2 drops of Lemon Vitality essential oil. Lemon Vitality provides powerful antioxidants and will also help keep those vitamin-packed wedges from turning brown.*
19. Add a few drops of oil to a batch of Grandma’s lemon cookies. It’s a squeezy way to add some pucker power to her classic recipe!
20. Boost your motivation and your morning smoothie with a drop each of Lemon Vitality and Grapefruit Vitality. This dynamic duo supports your immune system and may help support your weight-loss regimen.*
21. Meet your midday slump with a tall glass of water infused with a couple drops of invigorating citrus flavor. This calorie-free pick-me-up will brighten your day and bring a little sunshine into even the most windowless cubicle.
We can’t get enough of our sunny citrus oils! Grapefruit has skin-cleansing superpowers, Bergamot oil is a blends rock star, and Orange helps you smile from the inside out!
A friend said it is safe to ingest 1 drop of lemon vitality in water each day. Is this true? And will it interact with my blood pressure meds and thyroid meds? Thank you, Kathy
Hi Kathy, If you have a disease or medical condition, or if you are using a prescription medication, it is recommended that you consult with a health adviser who has experience with Essential Oils prior to using an Essential Oil. Seek the advice of the prescribing physician and a pharmacist about potential interactions between the medication(s) and the essential oil(s). Thanks for stopping by!
1 more question 😂 – is all lemon essential oils safe for consumption?
What would happen if you put lemon essential oil on your skin then went in the sun? Would it have benefits? << If it does I will most likely do it 😊
Hello Marj. Lemon essential oil is actually photosensitive, so you want to never put it on and then go directly into the sunlight. To help you learn more about this topic, please go to our blog: https://www.youngliving.com/blog/photosensitive-essential-oils-summer-safety-tips/ Hope that helps and thanks so much for stopping by with your question.
What are the benefits of drinking water with lemon oil? Is it harmful?
Hello Kathy. Many people like to add some Lemon Vitality to their drinking water, simply for the flavor and the fact that it helps them to stay hydrated. It should not hurt you at all, unless of course you have allergies to lemon. Hope that helps!
I had this lemon essential oil and Ive got the Enagic’s Kangen water as well. I just wondering that can I combine both as my daily mosturizer? and my next question is, can I use this lemon oil to reduce flu for my baby age 2 years old?
Hello Win, We do not recommend using Lemon Essential Oil in your daily moisturize as it does have a photosensitivity warning associated with it. If Lemon Essential Oil comes in contact with skin, we recommend avoiding direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours. In regards to your second question, Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with your child’s medical professional on your specific issue. Thanks for stopping by!
Has anyone ever added lemon vitality to a cooking oil, like grape seed oil. Wild tree used to make one that I loved but they discontinued it. So I wanted to add drops of my lemon vitality oil to my bottle of grape seed oil. It’s a 12.7 oz. bottle and I was wondering how many drops to add to it.
What’s the difference between regular lemon oil and lemon vitality essential oil? Or is there even a difference?
Hi Kyla, The Vitality line of oils is the same 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils for which Young Living has become known. The Vitality line was created so that members can draw clear distinction between topical/aromatic use and dietary use. Please refer to the individual bottle labels for usage directions. Thanks for stopping by!
Hi there, I wish to clarify after reading some of the posts here.
Does this mean that only lemon vitality is safe for consumption however the bottle indicated as lemon, 100% essential oil is not?
The labels on the bottles are different due to compliance, but the contents of the bottles are exactly the same 😉
I use lemon essential oil in my diffuser and bath tub. It works great!
Are you saying there are no differences in the ingredients or makeup of the Lemon vs. Lemon Vitality? Or do the two exist separately merely to meet the FDA requirement for distinct labeling?
Can Lemon Vitality be used in the diffuser?
Hi Angela, Great question! The Vitality line of oils is the same 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils for which Young Living has become known. The Vitality line was created so that members can draw clear distinction between topical/aromatic use and dietary use. Lemon essential oil would be the appropriate choice to use in the diffuser as it is labeled for aromatic use. Please refer to the individual bottle labels for usage directions. Thanks for stopping by!
Can drop into bottle and drink ?
Hi Yvonne, You may add 1-2 drops of Lemon Vitality™ to every 8 ounces of water to taste. It is recommended to use a glass or stainless steel bottle. Thanks for stopping by with your question!
I drink water with Lemon Vitality often. I know I can use the lemon Vitality in a glass container, but can it be used in a ceramic mug? I’d like to add it to my tea???
Hi Dana, Ceramic is a fantastic alternative when a glass container is not available for using the Vitality oils in your drink!
Has anyone used lemon oil in place of lemon zest in a recipe? If so, what is the substitution?
Hi Samantha, Great question! We recommend starting out with small amounts of oil and then increasing the amount according to your own taste. For juice or zest of one citrus fruit we recommend 10-15 drops of oil.
How come in the basic starter kit the uses are different than in the product guide? For example, the lemon essential oil on the sheet (the sheet with the 10 or so essential oils) says dietary, but in the product guide it says diffuse and/or topically? Do you know what I am talking about?
What is the difference between vitality and the normal lemon? It doesn’t specify in the product guide.
Hello Chelsea, Excellent questions! Young Living® had recently made some changes to the instruction panel on our essential oil labels. These changes where 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. This labeling did not reflect any changes to the constituents or benefits of our essential oils. With that being said the Vitality line of oils is the same 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils for which Young Living has become known. The Vitality line has been created so that members can now draw clear distinction between topical/aromatic use and dietary use. Please always refer to the individual product labels for appropriate usage directions.
How my drop should I put in a 300ml of diffuser?
Hello Kenneth, we recommend following the operation instructions listed in your diffuser manual. Similar units have suggested 8-10 drops, however it can be adjusted to personal preference. Thanks for stopping by with your question!
Is lemon oil safe for ingestion? I have been mixing a drop with water. The product book indicates it’s meant for topical use and diffusing.
Hi Jennifer, Thank you for your question. Lemon essential oil is labeled for aromatic or topical use. However, our Lemon Vitality can be added to a tall glass of cold water for a refreshing drink during your day. Thanks for stopping by!
Due to fda regulations it makes it hard for essential oil companies to say certain things especially publicly..both are essentially the same thing but due to fda rules they are not allowed to represent a topical/aromatic oil for dietry use…its the same oil different label so if youre worried you’re ingesting something that will hurt you or is unsafe the answer is no
How many drops of lemon vitality in a 20 oz jar of water is okay or recommended?
Hi Norma, You may add 1-2 drops of Lemon Vitality™ to every 8 ounces of water to taste. Thanks for stopping by with your question.
Can you place Lemon into the diffuser?
Hi Korin! Yes, you can place Lemon in the diffuser, as it is labeled for both topical and aromatic uses. Thanks for stopping by!
I haven’t tried it yet, but I read where lady bugs do not like the scent of lemon and that you can make your own natural repellent with it. Time to figure out a mixture and experiment!
Why would you EVER want to repel ladybugs? They are one of the best insects to have in gardens and yards. They eat the bad insects that can attack your plants.
Ladybugs lay hundreds of eggs in the colonies of aphids and other plant-eating pests. When they hatch, the ladybug larvae immediately begin to feed on the BAD insects.
Hello and Good morning, I love my Lemon oil. I use one drop in my mother’s milk tea and I also use one drop in my water from time to time. It smells amazing and I love it!
Hi, I am having problem with body odor. Are there any remedies using essential oil to eliminate it? Thank you for your kind feedback.
Hi Jessy, We suggest reviewing the essential oils found on https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/essential-oils for possible solutions. Please discuss these possibilities further with a health care provider for specific recommendations to address your concerns. Thank you for your question. We hope this information is helpful!
A dear friend of mine just gave me a bottle of the Lemon oil to try (I am new to using oils) and I am just wondering, what are all of the great benefits of using it?
Hi Melissa, Thank you for your question.
Here is some information about our Young Living Lemon Oil.
Lemon oil includes limonene, which is a beneficial natural compound.
Lemon oil also enhances the flavor of your favorite foods and beverages.
Is a key ingredient in Thieves®, NingXia Red®, and Inner Defense™.
We hope you enjoy it!
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I’m sipping a refreshing glass of what I call Spa Water since I originally had it when getting a massage. Take a about 1 liter of water and slice 1/4 cucumber, fresh sprig of Rosemary (or rosemary essential oil), 1/2 orange in large slices and 3-4 drops of YL Lemon oil. So refreshing and so many good for you benefits in this.
You know how 26 cups of peppermint tea is equal to 1 drop of oil? How about lemon, is there something that says how many lemons it takes to get 1 drop?
I read that it takes 75 lemons to make a 15ml bottle of lemon EO.
I had ants coming into my kitchen and invading my rubbish bin. I added 5 drops of YL Lemon oil to about 1/2 cup of water and sprayed it along the line where they were marching, and at entry point, then wiped it all over inside and out of the plastic bin. Voila! That was a few weeks ago now. Still no sign of any ants. Magic!
I use it 1 drop in every glass of water to cleanse the liver and support the kidneys.
is it one drop only in a glass of water of empty stomach ??
I used peppermint oil and water in a spray bottle for my ants
Love this! Lemon is one of the oils I never really know what to do with other than flavor my water and remove the sticky stuff left from price tags (but not on anything plastic or vinyl.
Great tooth whitener.
Blair, I’d love to hear more about how you’re using Lemon as a tooth whitener.