Lemon oil is such and all-around, adaptable and handy oil to have in your essential oil kit and can be used in many different ways. It has many different beneficial properties and it is one of the most popular oils to be purchased for this reason. We've written a comprehensive article to include: What is lemon essential oil, 20 interesting facts, the main constituents, how its made and so much more. We hope you enjoy reading it to the end. Please leave us a comment below on how you use lemon essential oil.
What Is Lemon Essential Oil?
20 Interesting Facts About Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon Essential Oil Main Constituents
How Is Lemon Essential Oil Made?
Lemon Essential Oil Aromatic Description
How Can Lemon Essential Oil Be Used?
Cooking with Lemon Oil
Weight management plan with lemon essential oil
Lemon Essential Oil Usage Tips
Cleaning tips with lemon oil
Top 30 Lemon Essential Oil Benefits And Uses
Lemon Essential Oil Caution
Learn How dōTERRA Source Lemon Essential Oil
How I Personally Use Lemon Essential Oil
Essential oils are classed as any volatile oil made from plants, trees, roots, stems and flowers that possesses the fragrance and other characteristic properties.
Lemon essential oil is made from the rind of the lemon and not the internal juice of the fruit, contrary to what most people think.
As you may have experienced adding some lemon rind when cooking, it's the zesty rind that adds most of the flavor to the dish rather then the juice, this is where the concentrated oil is taken from the fruit and made into an essential oil.
The main constituents that make up Lemon oil are:
dōTERRA lemon essential oil is made by cold pressed / expression method.
The company sources their lemon oil from the island of Sicily Italy, where it is grown in the best conditions and harvested only at the optimal times of the year when the crop is at its best.
For centuries lemon oil was made by hand by the local farmers in Sicily from 1850 - 1890. Learn more about the history of essential oils
Here you can see the inner fruit being separated from the outer rind, from which the oil is made.
Nowadays with the help of plant machinery and modern technology lemon oil can be made much quicker and more efficiently.
It starts with lemons grown to the very best standards, in the most optimal conditions, located in the best region in the world to be cultivated.
Hand picked with care by expert farmers with generations of experience and knowledge handed down for years from father to son.
The lemons arrive at the processing plant by large trucks where they await to be processed.
The lemons are then sent through various stages of the processing plant were they will be washed and sorted into different sizes.
Once the sorting process is finished the fruit is moved to larger machinery where the process to remove the fruit from the rind begins.
After the lemons are cold pressed what you are left with is a product that is 100% pure lemon essential oil, which goes through a very extensive testing process to make sure there are no impurities or imperfections. dōTERRA test their essential oils to Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade or (CPTG) standards.
Here you can see the end product in the container awaiting purity testing, bottling and packaging.
Lemon oil has an absolutely amazing fresh scent here is the aromatic description of the oil:
In the world of aromatherapy all essential oils are not created equal! Most essential oil brands contain harsh chemical fillers and nasty additives which have no beneficial properties whatsoever and may even cause more harm than good.
You can even find products masking themselves as essential oils in some of the cheapest bargain basement thrift shops in most shopping areas. (OMG!!!!)
Some brands of oils may not be taken internally due to there quality.
You really have to be very selective about which essential oils you are going to choose to use for yourself and your family. Cheaper doesn't mean better, please remember this!
There are certain items for sale that you can look for a bargain, but when it comes to natural safe health purchases you should only buy the very best for your family.
dōTERRA source only the very best raw materials from the best growing locations around the world, grown the correct way and made to 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade standards.
These oils are unadulterated and the most pure and potent essential oils on the market today.
If you are going to choose an essential oil only choose the best! I choose dōTERRA and highly recommend them, here are a few ways in which Lemon Oil can be used.
When we mention internal use we refer to only the dōTERRA brand and research should be undertaken by the reader of this article to ensure safe and proper use of essential oils for your own health purposes.
There are 3 ways dōTERRA lemon oil can be used.
Diffusing essential oils is the most popular ways of experiencing essential oils aromatically.
You can use a home diffuser filled with water and try adding 4-6 drops of Lemon essential oil and enjoy the uplifting and fresh citrus aroma as it fills your room.
Another popular way to experience aromatic essential oil use is to place a drop or 2 onto the palms of your hands and inhale, you can get the exact same benefits as you would from a diffuser, on the go, right in your hands, anywhere you please.
Lemon is a great oil for cleaning with it leaves a lovely fresh and zesty aroma long after its use. It is great to make up spray bottles of water and adding 5-10 drops of oils to clean surfaces, furniture, curtains, counter tops, bathrooms the ways are endless on how you can use this very versatile essential oil.
For a fresh aroma and to clean those smelly gym clothes and gym bags watch the video below.
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To make your very own DIY Sea Salt Beach spray you'll need:
To lighten your hair just add 15 drops of lemon essential oil to the mix, for extra holding power add 1 tablespoon of dōTERRA salon shampoo.
Have fun making this cool summer hair beach spray and be sure to follow the instruction of the video below.
Some dōTERRA essential oils can be taken internally as they one of the most purest essential oil brands ever made.
The standard in which the company produce, test and regulate their essential oils are a cut above most companies out there today.
Some other branded essential oils are not supposed to be taken internally so it is vitally important to do your own research first before taking any other branded oils. We only recommend dōTERRA as a brand. These oils are 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade.
Taking lemon oil internally is one of the greatest ways of experiencing its amazing benefits.
Lemon is naturally cleansing and super refreshing when added to a glass of water, it gives water a lovely lemon flavour which makes it easier to stay hydrated throughout the day.
Remember!!! Only add essential oils to a glass or glass bottle! Never use plastic glasses or plastic water bottles as the lemon oil is so pure and potent it can erode the plastic and it would make it unsafe to drink.
Taking lemon oil internally can be a part of your weight management and cleansing plan on a daily basis, it can be great for eliminating toxins naturally from the body.
Check out the explainer video below.
Drinking water on a daily basis is so important for the body!! Our body's need water to survive, as we are mostly made of water.
Some benefits of drinking water include:
Try adding 2 drops of Lemon essential oil to your glass of water up to 5 times a day for increased digestive and immune support.
Cooking with essential oils is fast becoming very popular nowadays for the concentrated flavour they provide with very little effort and there ease of use.
Everybody knows that the best flavour from a lemon comes from the rind and it is widely used when cooking to add a zesty kick to dishes.
Try adding a drop or two to extra virgin olive oil and use a the perfect zesty salad dressing replacing sugar laden store bought dressings.
Check out the video about how you can use lemon oil as part of your weight management plan to help you stay healthy and keep you on track with your weight loss goals.
In conclusion here's a little list to sum up some usage tips:
Cleaning with Lemon oil is absolutely amazing and 100% natural and safe, check out some very cool cleaning tips on how you can use this amazing product with ease to clean up those sticky little messes that occur around you home.
As with all dōTERRA essential oils caution should be taken while using them as they are made 100% pure and unadulterated (we only write about dōTERRA and can't vouch for other essential oils that may not be as pure).
If you are using the oils topically always test a little bit on your skin first by performing a skin patch test to check for sensitivity.
If it is a case that it may be a little bit strong for your skin you can always dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil, we would recommend fractionated coconut oil as one of the best carrier oils to use. As a rule of thumb a safe bet is to use a carrier oil from the beginning.
There is a caution that should always be taken with citrus essential oils such as lemon oil, wild orange, lime, tangerine, grapefruit, red mandarin, Kumquat, Bergamot and certain oil blends such as Citrus Bliss, Air, Aromatouch, Cheer, Elevation, Forgive, InTune, Motivate, Onguard, Purify, Slim and Sassy, Sunny Citrus and Zendocrine etc.
These citrus oils and blends may cause Phototoxic or Photosensitive reactions and care should be taken if you are venturing out into the sun.
NB!!!! It is very important not to go out in the sun for at least 12 hours after applying a citrus oil or blended Photosensitive essential oil as the UV rays of the sun can cause damage to the skin cells ranging from a dark pigmented skin color to red or irritated skin.
If you know you'll be exposed to the sun don't use these essential oils on your skin until the evening time and once again at least 12 hours before thinking of venturing out into the sunshine to guarantee there safe usage.
It's safe to take certain citrus oils internally and you should not be affected by this Photosensitive reaction, it only counts for topical use of these oils.
Whether you're using essential oils topically or internally one rule of thumb always prevails! Less is more!!!
dōTERRA essential are 100% pure without fillers or other additives, it takes approximately 50 lemons to create a 15mL bottle of oil, so only a drop or two at most is needed to feel their benefits working.
It is always recommended to read the labels on each bottle of oil for exact instructions and consult your medical practitioner before changing any health regime or adding anything new to it. The official dōTERRA company website should always be read for the best way to use these incredible gifts of the earth.
Check out this awesome little video on how dōTERRA source their lemon oil from Sicily Italy, learn all about the farmers who cultivate the amazing raw product to achieve 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade lemon essential oil.
I have to say I just love the smell of lemon!!!! It's so fresh and uplifting. It's no wonder why its zesty fragrance is used in so many home products today.
It is in everything from dish washing soap to laundry detergent, shower gel to bathroom and kitchen cleaners. It leaves behind a fresh odor that just smells clean and uplifts your mood.
I love to diffuse only 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) lemon essential oil from dōTERRA of course! In my home to purify the air, create a positive mood and to get rid of any unwanted odors in the kitchen after cooking strong smelling foods.
I love to add a couple drops of lemon oil to my water on a daily basis, I aim to drink 2-3 liters of water every single day and it helps me drink more water, as a result of this I feel it improves my digestion.
I have used it in the past to clean counter tops and have added it to a natural home made cleaner solution to clean bathrooms and shower units to get the fresh clean smell.
It's one of my favorite oils to give as a sample to someone new who have not been introduced to essential oils yet as it is such an enriching oil that provokes such an amazing response form anyone who is experiencing it for the first time.
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