Top 5 Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil Benefits:

  • Uplifts Mood
  • Concentration + Spirituality
  • Fresh Smelling Antimicrobial
  • Household Green Cleaning
  • Insect Repellent
  • Disinfectant + All-purpose Cleaner
  • Refreshing Scent

Top Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil Uses at Home

In Summary…

How I like to Enjoy Lemon Essential Oil

A Few Quick DIY Recipes

Top Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil

1. Uplifts Mood

If you are stressed, anxious or tired, you try use Lemon Essential Oil to energize your mind and create a more positive environment. It can be added to an essential oil diffuser, as a single note, or as part of an uplifting blend with aromas like rosemary, black pepper, cinnamon, or pine needle.

2. Concentration + Spirituality

Lemon Essential Oil aroma may help increase concentration and alertness throughout the day.  In a small study with 58 fourth graders, half the group was exposed to lemon aroma twice a day for 4 weeks. The aroma group experienced higher English test scores than the group who received no aroma. It could be especially useful after lunch, when mid-day drowsiness tends to kicks in. 

It can also be mixed with Lavender Essential Oil or Rosemary Essential Oil to help promote spiritual or psychic awareness.  Lavender aroma can help calm anxious thoughtsFurther, the scent of rosemary combined with lavender, can encourages positive emotions.

Try this blend in your cool mist diffuser.  Combine 2 drops of lemon, 2 drops of lavender, and 2 drops of rosemary essential oils with 6 ounces of water.  Run in 20-minute increments. Avoid near pets and small children.

3. Fresh Smelling Antimicrobial

Lemon essential oil offers a refreshing aroma with potential antimicrobial action. Extracted from the peel, it has shown antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral activities in a variety of studies.  

4. Household Green Cleaning

Lemon essential oil also offers qualities that can also be useful for cleaning household surfaces. Lemon can be blended with other essential oils like rosemary, peppermint, eucalyptus, clove, or cinnamon to offer synergistic antimicrobial activities against a variety of pathogens.  Try this easy recipe as an all-purpose green cleaning spray: 

All Purpose Green Cleaning Spray Ingredients

  • 1 large spray bottle
  • 20 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 20 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 20 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops of clove essential oil
  • 5 drops of cinnamon essential oil
  • 1 tsp of liquid dish soap
  • ½ cup of vinegar
  • ½ cup of rubbing alcohol
  • 5 cups of water

Instructions: In a large spray bottle, first combine the essential oils with the dish soap.  Then add the vinegar and rubbing alcohol and shake well. Next, add the water. Shake and spray.  Good for countertops, bathrooms, floors, and more.  Test a small inconspicuous area before using over large surfaces.  Continue reading this article for more useful green cleaning recipes!

5. Insect Repellent

variety of essential oils have shown in studies to have insect-repelling activities without the harmful chemicals found in some commercial products.    Try blending essential oils such as lemon, peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus, citronella, geranium, cedarwood, and patchouli.  Essential oils can be combined with a carrier oil such as coconut, sweet almond, or jojoba for topical use. Dilute 10 drops of an essential oil blend in 1 ounce of carrier oil.  Review possible contraindications before use and consult your Doctor if you have any questions.

Lemon Essential Oil Uses at Home

When life gives you lemons, it’s time to enjoy some lemon essential oil! I love the natural aroma of lemons. There’s just something about the fragrance of lemons that makes everything smell so clean and fresh!

I feel uplifted just by breathing it in!

We see “lemon-scented” cleansers, air fresheners, soaps, and candles all implying their use will make our house fresh and clean  But the reality is that the chemical additives many commercial products include might be unhealthy. 

To solve this problem, I go for the real zest of GuruNanda Lemon Essential Oil. No impurities, no synthetics or chemicals, just all 100% pure essential oil. 

In Summary…

Lemon Essential Oil is useful for cleaning surfaces, freshening the air, and as a potential insect repellent.   The aroma may also help boost concentration, energy, and mood.

Can lemon essential oil aroma make us think more sharply?  Just recently, there was a Japanese study showing that diffused Lemon Essential Oil in the office, reduced clerical errors by 54%. That is quite an improvement!

How I Like to Enjoy Lemon Essential Oil

I diffuse it in my office to help keep me focused. Just a few drops, and I can feel my mind and body awaken. And since Lemon Essential Oil has natural antibacterial properties,  I use it in a homemade cleaning spray to help disinfect my countertops.  The recipe is listed below.

A Few Quick DIY Recipes…

Kitchen and Countertop Cleaner:  Try this DIY recipe for a quick kitchen cleaner recipe with a fresh lemon scent.  In a spray bottle, combine 50 drops of lemon essential oil with 1 tsp of liquid dish detergent, ½ cup of vinegar, ½ cup of rubbing alcohol, and 4 cups of water.  Shake well. Mist and wipe your countertops in the kitchen and bathroom areas.  (Patch test a small area before use over large amounts of a surface).

Natural Window & Mirror Cleaner: I don’t know about you, but the blue window cleaner makes my lungs hurt whenever anyone sprays it near me.  Try this easy recipe instead:

  • In a spray bottle, Mix 3 cups of water,  3 cups of vinegar, 1/4 tsp of liquid dish soap, and  60 drops of Lemon Essential OilShake well.
  • Spray on windows, mirrors, or stainless steel.
  • Wipe off with paper towels for a streak-free shine.

As you can see, Lemon Essential Oil has some wonderful usesPlus, it’s affordable, natural, and smells so refreshing!

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