So why do we love lemon essential oil so much?

Lemon essential oil has a wide variety of uses and benefits. It has been used for centuries by many cultures around the world!

When diffused it’s known to cleanse the air and uplift your mood and you can use it as a toxin-free household cleaner by adding a few drops into a spray bottle containing a mixture of water and white vinegar. Did you know that lemon essential oil is a natural degreaser?

Lemon essential oil is also rich in antioxidants making it an essential oil often used as an ingredient in cosmetic beauty products such as cleansers, washes, and hair care products.


Diffusing Young Living Lemon essential oil:

Lemon essential oil has the following aromatherapeutic benefits:

  • Reduce overall stress levels
  • It has purifying properties of antibacterial and antiviral agents which may help kill germs helping to stop the spread of illnesses such as colds or flu
  • Regularly used as an ingredient for cough and cold remedies
  • Stimulate concentration
  • Increase immunity and improve moods

Instructions: Add 5 drops of Young Living Lemon essential oil per 100ml of water to your diffuser.

Is it safe to apply Young Living Lemon essential oil directly to the skin?
It can only be applied directly to the skin when mixed with carrier oils to dilute the essential oil before application on the skin, in particularly the face, neck and chest.

Lemon essential oil is phototoxic, so it may cause skin to become irritated and and/or damaged through sun exposure or sunbeds. 

Can Young Living Lemon essential oil assist with oily skin? 
Lemon essential oil is one of the common ingredients that are used in many skin care products. It is an essential oil that Indians used to treat highly infectious diseases.

A lemon tree’s leaves and fruit which contains a high level of citric acid, limonene and pinene, which is highly effective at killing bacteria. It can help to keep your pores clear while removing the bacteria, something that is important for helping those with acne-prone and oily skin types.

Lemon essential oil can also assist to refine the complexion of your skin, especially for oily skin types that are prone to large pores, as lemon has astringent properties.


Mix 3 drops of Young Living Lemon essential oil, 2 drops of Young Living Lavender essential oil, 1 tablespoon of nutmeg, 2 tablespoons of honey and ½ cup of oatmeal. To create a naturally anti-bacterial skin softening and gently exfoliating facial cleansing scrub. 

Instructions: Apply on your face, scrub gently and rinse well with warm water.

Mix 1 tablespoon of ground coffee with 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar and 3 drops of Young Living Lemon essential oil to make a natural body exfoliator. Mix it well to get an even consistency. 

Instructions: Apply on your body, scrub well and rinse with warm water

Mix the following essential oils in a clean dropper bottle: 15 drops of Young Living Frankincense essential oil, 10 drops of Young Living Lemon essential oil, 15 drops of Young Living Lavender essential oil. Fill the rest of the dropper bottle with Young Living V6 carrier oil or any other carrier oil of choice. Shake the bottle lightly to mix the oils.

Instructions: Place about a euro size amount in the palm of your hand and apply to face and neck.

Warning: This serum does contain Lemon essential oil which is phototoxic, so it may cause skin to become irritated and and/or damaged through sun exposure or sunbeds. 


Can you take Young Living Lemon Essential oil internally?
Leading essential oil producer Young Living Essential Oils has launched a +PLUS dietary essential oil range. This range gives you the opportunity to incorporate essential oils into your cooking so that you can enjoy your favourite food and drinks without artificial additives and flavourings.

To add bright, dynamic flavour to many dishes, Lemon+ is the perfect oil.

Start your day healthy with a drop of Young Living Lemon+ essential oil in your glass of water which will add a great refreshing flavour. 

Its versatility in sweet and savoury recipes is what makes this fruit a popular item in kitchens around the world. Use Young Living’s Lemon+ essential oil food supplement to add flavour to savoury foods like fish and chicken or sweet foods like pastries and cakes.

Lemon+ oil has a bright taste you’ll want to keep on hand for almost anything you whip up. Instead of zesting or juicing, use Lemon Plus for a convenient way to use this great flavour. Start small with a single drop of oil.

 Is Young Living Lemon essential oil safe to diffuse for babies/children?

Lemon essential oil can be diffused safely when used appropriately. When diffused it’s mood lifting, supports immune function and helps to clear the airways. I would recommend to avoid diffusing essential oils with babies under 6 months. This is not meant to alarm parents in any way, it is just a general precaution.

Instructions to diffuse:
The general recommended dilution in 200ml of water is 

  • Plain tap water only for newborns
  • 1-3 drops of Young Living Lemon essential oil for babies over 3 months and children.

    So tell me, will the Lemon oil be one of your new favourites too?


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