Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon has a clean, energizing scent that makes it a favorite for cleansing applications or for adding an uplifting element to lotions and hair conditioners.

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For 25 years our Seed to Seal® quality commitment has been both a promise to you and a reflection of our sense of global stewardship and accountability. We believe you want only the best for your family and yourself—products that are genuine, free from harmful synthetics, and of unmatched purity. Our proprietary Seed to Seal promise is our pledge to you, the earth, and ourselves that Young Living products will be the best available, now and always.

Seed to Seal and its three pillars—Sourcing, Science, and Standards—are infused into every aspect of our exacting essential oil production processes, both on our own farms and our carefully curated family of partner farms. Seed to Seal is infused into our painstaking quality testing and retesting to ensure that your family enjoys the purest essential oil products on the planet. Ultimately, Seed to Seal is infused into everything we do. We know that for us—and for you—simply nothing else will do.

Product Snapshot

Product Snapshot

Features & Benefits
  • Keep Lemon on hand for its clean, energizing, and invigorating aroma.
  • Diffuse it to create a more focused environment.
  • Use its aroma to create an uplifting atmosphere.
  • Add Lemon to skin care products to help reduce the appearance of aging.
Aromatic Profile
Clean, refreshing, citrus aroma
Key Constituents
  • Limonene
  • Gamma-terpinene
  • Beta-pinene
  • Alpha-pinene
  • Sabinene
Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients
Citrus limon† (Lemon) peel oil
†100% pure essential oil
Suggested Uses

Suggested Uses

Applications
  • Boost your daily cleaning regimen by adding a few drops to your floor, window, or surface cleaning solutions.
  • Make Lemon a part of your nighttime beauty routine by mixing 1–2 drops with your favorite beauty products. It will reduce the appearance of aging for a youthful complexion.
  • Diffuse Lemon when the atmosphere is melancholy for a boost of cheer.
  • Diffuse it at work or school for a bright aroma that creates a sense of focus and motivation.
Where to Diffuse
  • Fill the kitchen with a dose of Lemon’s familiar lemon-drop aroma to take clean to a whole new level.
  • Banish everyday odors in your living room or family room by combining Lemon with other purifying scents such as Grapefruit, or Peppermint.
Experience
Lemon essential oil has a cheerful, sweet aroma that can freshen and fill your home with its clean, lemon-drop scent when diffused.
Label Directions
Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6™ or olive oil and apply to desired area as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.
Diffuser Blends
Rome, Italy
  • 4 drops Bergamot essential oil
  • 3 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 3 drops Basil essential oil
Lemon Bars
  • 4 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 4 drops Stress Away essential oil blend
  • 2 drops Lemongrass essential oil
Cautions: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health care professional prior to use. Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.
Get to Know

Get to Know

Product Background
Originally from regions in Asia, the lemon tree wasn’t common in Europe until the 16th century. It is a part of the evergreen family and reaches a height of about 20 feet. From those trees, 75 lemons are required to make one 15-ml bottle of Lemon essential oil. This is accomplished by cold pressing the rinds of the lemons, producing an oil with the aroma of freshly picked fruit.
Scientific name: Citrus limon
Botanical family: Rutaceae
Regions grown: Argentina, California, South Africa, Italy, Asia
Plant part used: Rind
Extraction method: Cold pressed
YL Region: Most Young Living Lemon essential oil comes from Argentina and South Africa.
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is it okay to use lemon essential oil to polish furniture?
A. We do not recommend using this oil as furniture polish as it can erode the furniture finish. We suggest testing how your furniture will react to essential oils in an inconspicuous place before using them over larger areas.
Q. Is Lemon essential oil acidic?
A. No, Lemon essential oil is not acidic.
Q. How is Lemon Essential oil made?
A. It is cold pressed from the rinds of lemons. It takes approximately 3,000 lemons to produce 1 kilo of oil.
Q. How many lemons does it take to make a 15ml bottle?
A. Each lemon differs in the amount of oil that can be extracted, but it usually takes between 50–100 lemons to make one 15-ml bottle of oil.
Q. Does lemon oil oxidize?
A. Young Living’s 100-percent pure essential oils do not expire and will maintain their integrity, efficacy, and properties almost indefinitely, provided they are stored properly in a dark-glass bottle, upright and tightly sealed, away from UV light, and in cool temperatures.