How We Use Lemon Essential Oil

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How We Use Lemon Essential Oil

doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil, cold-pressed from the rind of the fruit, is a top-selling oil, and one of my absolute favorite essential oils.  Our family uses it all the time – in the kitchen, in roller bottles combined with other oils, even in the car!

Primary Benefits

  • Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
  • Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion*
  • Supports healthy respiratory function*
  • Promotes a positive mood

Lemon Oil Uses and Benefits

Essential Oil Spotlight: Lemon

Respiratory & Health Support

Lemon Essential Oil is one of the three oils combined in the TriEase SoftGels Seasonal Blend.  Lemon oil breaks up mucus, Lavender calms, and Peppermint opens the airways.

This Seasonal Discomfort blend can also be diffused to benefit everyone in the room.  Or you can use a roller bottle: 10 drops of each; top with Fractionated Coconut Oil.  Very handy to have around when the trees are blooming and everyone is suffering with sneezing and itchy eyes!

This Essential Oil is also beneficial for liver health, digestive support, heart health, and more.

Lemon Oil and Cardiovascular Health

Detoxification and Cleansing

Emotional Support

Lemon is my absolute favorite oil for sadness.  I sometimes use it by itself, or in combination with Forgive, Console and Copaiba (This is my Crazy Quilt Mama custom blend. I roll this on over my heart every night before bed, and on my wrists as needed throughout the day.)

Reduce Sad Feelings with Essential Oils

Cleaning and Purifying

Lemon oil is perfect for cleaning surfaces, furniture, sticky messes, and more.  While you’re cleaning your house, you are also cleansing the air of odors and helping to boost everyone’s mood!

DIY: Lemon Oil Sticker Removal

10 Ways to Spring Clean with Lemon Oil

DIY: Powder Cleanser

Diffuser Blends

House Cleaning Day

  • 3 drops Lemon
  • 3 drops Melaleuca (Tea Tree)
  • 3 drops Wild Orange

Breath of Fresh Air

  • 3 drops Lemon
  • 3 drops Breathe
  • 2 drops Lime

Sweet Nothings

  • 3 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Whisper
  • 1 drops Cedarwood


  • 3 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Rosemary
  • 1 drops Motivate

Sunrise Smile

  • 3 drops Lemon
  • 3 drops Peppermint
  • 3 drops Frankincense

In the Kitchen

We absolutely LOVE using Lemon Essential Oil in our baking, cooking and beverages! We add it to Blueberry Muffins, Smoothies, Water, Cupcake Frosting, Hummus, and so much more.  In fact, anything that calls for Lemon Juice usually gets a drop or two of Essential Oil as well, just to boost the delicious flavor! has numerous recipes using essential oils in the kitchen.  Here are a few:

Recipe: Lemon Broccoli Pasta

Recipe: Lemon Strawberry Bites

Recipe: Honey Ginger Lemonade

Caution: Citrus Oils & Photosensitivity

Certain essential oils (some of the Citrus Oils and blends that contain them) require some caution when using.  Photosensitive oils may cause skin reactions if applied, then exposed directly to sunlight.  To be safe, these oils should be applied 12 hours before going outside (best option is to apply at bedtime; or on an area of skin that will be covered).


Photosensitive Oils
For the safety and convenience of doTERRA customers we have identified and labeled the following essential oils and blends as photosensitive:

doTERRA Breathe®
doTERRA Cheer®
Citrus Bliss®
doTERRA Forgive®
doTERRA Motivate®
doTERRA On Guard®
Slim & Sassy®
Sunny Citrus
Wild Orange

For more information about photosensitivity and essential oils, watch our video with Dr. Amy Wolthoff, Dermatologist

Summer Essential Oil Safety

Photosensitivity and Phototoxicity

How to Buy doTERRA Essential Oils

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