Lemon Essential Oil

Energizing, cleansing, balancing

Lemon essential oil is a terrific energizer and cleanser. It balances your nervous system, calming racing, jittery nerves while boosting healthy energy and clearing your mind.

Aromatherapy lemon oil is famous for being a great cleanser, and it's used in everything from skin and hair care to homemade cleaning recipes.

Lemon strengthens the immune system and cleanses the body. It can help bring down a fever and is good for throat infections, bronchitis, asthma and flu symptoms. (Use with lavender for phlegmy coughs.)

Lemon oil soothes nerves and may relieve headaches and migraines.

In skincare, it's used for clearing up acne, cleaning greasy skin and hair, as well as removing dead skin cells and easing cold sores, mouth ulcers and insect bites.

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Botanical Name and Characteristics

Citrus limonum

The lemon tree is a small evergreen that grows only about 10 to 20 feet high, with fragrant white flowers that develop into yellow fruit.

Fresh, light, tart, lemony scent, similar to fresh lemon rinds but more concentrated.

Therapeutic Action

  • Lifts mood

  • Calms racing nerves

  • Refreshes and energizes

  • Relieves mental fatigue

  • Improves mental clarity, memory and alertness

  • Sharpens the senses
  • Reduces stress and tension

  • Balances the nervous system

  • Promotes sleep

  • Cools the body

  • Helps reduce cellulite

  • Detoxifies

  • Cleansing, antiseptic, antibacterial

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Lemon's medium-strength top note blends well with:

  • other members of the citrus family
  • cypress
  • geranium
  • lavender
  • rosemary


Lemon may irritate dry or sensitive skin and can increase your risk of sunburn.

Do not use before sun exposure.

Buy Lemon essential oil from Amazon. Please remember to buy the best oils you can afford - there's a lot of cheap oils in the marketplace, and they just won't give you the experience you're looking for.

What Next?

Lemon Essential Oil Recipes

Sample just a few recipes using lemon essential oil...

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Easy, effective (money-saving!) recipes for two homemade dishwasher detergent recipes. Formulated for use in automatic dishwashers.

Homemade Acne Treatment

This recipe deeply nourishes and heals oily, acne-prone skin.

Stop Snoring Massage Oil

This soothing homemade massage oil recipe is designed to support breathing and relax the respiratory system.

Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage

Essential Oil Properties

Click on the links below to learn more about properties, safety and blending of some popular essential oils.

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