Application: Dilute 1 part lemon oil to 1 part carrier oil before using topically. Directly inhale. Diffuse.
Precautions: Avoid applying to skin that will be exposed to sun or UV light within 24 hours. Also lemon oil should NOT be used in asthma patients.
Allergies – Dab lemon oil behind ear and under nose. It is more effective if combined with peppermint and lavender.
Allergy Roller Recipe – Mix equal parts lavender, peppermint, and lemon in a roller-ball. Rub on feet, neck, forehead.
Callous – Massage lemon oil on callous to soften skin.
Cold Sores – Dab lemon oil on cold sore. Use coconut oil and lemon to make a balm.
Colds, Cough, Respiratory Illness – Diffuse lemon oil.
Cough Drop Recipe – Head on over to Mama’s Essential Oil Cabinet for this recipe.
Digestion – Improve digestion by adding 2-3 drops of lemon to a glass of water.
Dental Health – Add to toothpaste for fresh breath.
Detox – Add 2 drop of lemon oil to a glass of water and consume. The lemon oil alkalizes water.
Ear Infection – Dab lemon oil outside the ear. Do NOT put the oil into the ear.
Energy – Put 1 drop of peppermint oil and 1 drop of lemon oil in a glass of water. Drink.
Gum in Hair – Rub lemon oil in hair to remove gum.
Heartburn – Put 2 drops of lemon in glass of water. Drink.
Nail Fungus – Put on nails to fight fungus.
Sore Throat – Add 5-10 drops of lemon and / or tea tree oil to 2 TBS carrier oil. Rub on neck, chest, and behind ears.
Mouthwash – Mix 4 oz water with 2 drops of lemon oil.
Vapor Rub Recipe (Adult Recipe) – Mix equal parts lemon, eucalyptus, and peppermint oil in coconut oil. Rub on chest.
Weight Loss – Add 2 drops of lemon to glass of water. Drink 2-3 times daily.
Bad Day Play Dough Recipe – You can find this fun recipe at Kids Activities Blog.
Cough – Rub diluted lemon oil on bottom of feet. Or mix 2 drops lemon, 2 drops tea tree, 2 drops cedar wood in carrier oil and rub on bottom of feet.
Fever – Rub diluted on spine.
Indigestion – Rub 1 drop of diluted lemon on bottom of feet.
Jaundice – Rub 1 drop of diluted lemon oil on bottom of feet. Or diffuse.
Mood Enhancer (Grumpy Kids, Postpartum Mom) – Diffuse or make room spray with 4 oz bottle, 1 TBS vodka, 10-15 drops lemon, water to fill bottle.
Nausea in Pregnancy – Add 2 drop of lemon oil to glass of water. Drink.
Brighten Skin – Add 2 drops lemon to face wash.
Callous – Message lemon oil onto callous to soften skin and promote healing.
Deodorant Recipe – Mix the following ingredients: 4 TBS coconut oil, 2 TBS baking soda, 2 TBS arrowroot, 5-10 drops lemon oil. Store in empty deodorant container.
Face Wash Recipe – Mix baking soda, honey and lemon oil.
Highlights – Comb into selections of hair. Sit in the sun. Check hair often since lemon oil will lighten hair quickly. Wash out.
Nails – Rub lemon oil onto nails to promote strong, healthy nails.
Pores – See Toner Recipe. Or dilute lemon oil in water and rub on face.
Tooth Whitening – Add 1 drop to toothpaste.
Tooth Paste Recipe: Visit Wellness Mama for a great toothpaste recipe.
Toner Recipe – 1 ½ cup distilled water, ½ TBS lemon juice, 2 drops lemon oil.
Varicose Veins – Rub diluted on problematic areas.
Air Freshener – Diffuse lemon oil to purify the air.
Ant Spray – Mix 1 cup water with 5 drops lemon oil. Store in stainless steel or glass spray bottle.
Carpet Cleaner – Add lemon oil to baking soda. Sprinkle on carper. Let it set 30 minutes. Vacuum.
Cleaner (All-Purpose) Recipe – Mix the following ingredients: ½ cup white vinegar, 32 oz water, 10-15 drops lemon oil. Store in stainless steel or glass spray bottle.
Daily Shower Spray – Mix the following ingredients: ¼ cup water, 1 cup white vinegar, ½ cup rubbing alcohol, 1 tsp dawn dish soap, 15 drops tea tree, 15 drops lemon. Store in a stainless steel or glass spray bottle. You can add lavender to neutralize vinegar smell.
Dish Soap Recipe – Visit Overthrow Martha for this recipe.
Disinfectant – Fill stainless steel or glass spray bottle with water. Add lemon oil. Be sure to shake it up before each use.
Dish Rag – Disinfect dish rag by soaking in in water with lemon oil.
Dish Washer – Add 3 drops of lemon oil to dishwasher for spot free dishes.
Floors – Remove scuff marks by scrubbing lemon oil on them.
Goo-Gone Wanna-Be – Mix the following ingredients: ¼ cup olive or vegetable oil, 1 TBS citrus juice, 3-5 drop lemon oil.
Grease on Hands – Rub lemon oil on hands to remove grease.
Goo / Sticker Remover – Rub lemon oil on sticky substance.
Grease Stains on Clothes – Mix lemon oil with castile soap. Let set on stain before scrubbing out.
Gum in Hair – Remove by rubbing lemon oil on gum.
Hand Sanitizer – Rub 1 drop lemon oil on hands. Or add a few drops of lemon oil to aloe vera gel and store in a squeezable container.
Jewelry Cleaner – Soak cloth in water with lemon oil. Use cloth to clean jewelry.
Laundry – Refresh laundry left in washer by rinsing with few drops lemon oil.
Leather Conditioner – Wipe leather with a cloth soaked in water and lemon oil.
Plants – Kill aphids and larvae by spaying a water and lemon oil mixture on plants.
Soft Scrub Recipe – Mix the following ingredients: 2 TBS baking soda, 1-2TBS water (enough to make paste), 3 drops lemon oil.
Stainless Steal Polish – Use lemon water-soaked cloth to clean appliances.
Walls – Remove crayon, marker, dry erase markers by rubbing on stain.
Wood Polish – Add lemon oil to olive oil to polish furniture.
Veggie and Fruit Bath – Fill sink with water. Add 5 drops lemon oil. Let soak 10 minutes.