Updated: Aug 12, 2019
Lemon essential oil is one of my daily essential oil staples! It's a versatile cleanser and detoxifier, with respiratory, sinus and immune benefits too. It's excellent to flavor water with, and doing so gives you detoxing properties that balance your ph levels. One of the steps in the 30 Day doTERRA internal cleanse I'm currently on is taking a few drops of Lemon essential oil in water* every day to assist the detox process and I'm noticing a difference, both emotionally and physically, as toxins leave my body.
doTERRA sources Lemon essential oil from Brazil and Sicily, which offer ideal growing conditions for producing this citrus oil. The oil is distilled from the peel, and it takes about 7 pounds of peel which is 45 lemons to make a 15 ml bottle. In a single year, the lemon tree has the ability to produce between 500 and 600 pounds of lemons. Lemon has natural cleansing properties due to its chemical constituent Limonene. This also supports cellular function, the immune system, metabolism, the heart and even certain dental applications.
Here's a just a few reasons why I love always having Lemon at home everyday: whenever I get heartburn, I take a few drops in a capsule with ginger essential oil*; whenever I have a stuffy nose or any congestion, I rub some across my nose and sinuses (cheeks) to break the mucus up; I take some in my water* to flavor and balance pH, and I use it in all my house cleaning to be toxin free.
Limonene is a cleanser of surfaces, whether that's the kitchen counters and floor, or our insides like our digestive system. Check out these recipes I love to use with Lemon in household cleaning!
Emotionally Lemon is the oil of focus, and like the rest of the citrus oils, it's a positive and uplifting mood booster. It's engaging to the mind and acts like a duster, sweeping away any cobwebs that manifest in the form of brain fog. In this way it also helps kids struggling in school or anyone that's having learning challenges, by helping them focus on one thing at a time. It would be a great oil to study with, or relieve mental fatigue. It dispels confusion and brings clarity.
It helps with releasing despair and helplessness by increasing feelings of joy and happiness. The words that come to mind are energy, alertness and confidence.
This is a solar plexus chakra healer so using it there will help balance this type of energy, that has everything to do with being in alignment with our personal power and will.
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Brazil and Sicily
How it smells
Clean, fresh, citrus, bright
Physical Support (Like all citrus oils, Lemon is a photosensitive oil meaning if you wear it in the sun you will most likely burn so take care using it that way)
For kidney and gallstones, apply diluted over area of discomfort; add a heat pack to intensify action. Ingest a few drops in water or in a capsule to break up stones
For PH Issues and lymphatic cleansing, take in a glass of water or apply to ears and ankles to cleanse and balance pH
For edema and water retention, take in a capsule, glass of water, or massage into legs and bottoms of feet
For heartburn and reflux, take with Ginger essential oil in a capsule or glass of water
For congestion and mucus, rub over chest or diffuse
For runny nose and allergies, inhale or apply over bridge of nose to relieve runny nose. Take 2-4 drops with Lavender and Peppermint in glass of water or in capsule for allergy relief.
For gout, rheumatism and arthritis, take in a glass of water
For liver and kidney detox, take in a glass of water or apply to bottoms of feet
For a degreaser and furniture polish, use 10-15 drops mixed with water in a glass spray bottle
For varicose veins, apply diluted with Cypress
For concentration inhale with Rosemary
For feelings of mindlessness, use aromatically and topically to get to energized
For inability to focus, use aromatically and topically
For learning issues, use aromatically and topically
For studying, use aromatically and topically
For feelings of despair and hopelessness, use aromatically, internally and topically.
For confusion, guilt, mentally fatigued, lack of energy and joy, use aromatically, topically, and internally
To balance solar plexus chakra, use aromatically, internally, or spread on temples and wrists
Ways to Use
Learn about the ways to use Lemon here!
Breathe Respiration Blend
Citrus Bliss Invigorating Blend
Purify Cleansing Blend
Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend
How to order
If you’re already a doTERRA customer you can add it to your Loyalty Rewards Order. Not a wholesale member yet? Get Lemon here.
Be sure to enroll with an enrollment kit if you want to waive the annual $35 fee! Then add on single oils you'd like.
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* Methods of use: I'm only referring to use with doTERRA essential oils. Please use at your own risk with other brands.