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

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Reduces stress and tension

Balances the nervous system

Promotes sleep

Cools the body

Helps reduce cellulite


Cleansing, antiseptic, antibacterial


Lemon's medium-strength top note blends well other members of the citrus family, and also with cypress, geranium, lavender and rosemary.


Lemon may irritate dry or sensitive skin and can increase your risk of sunburn. Do not use before sun exposure.

What Next?

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

Or check out some recipes using lemon essential oil...

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Homemade Acne Treatment

Stop Snoring Massage Oil

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