21 Lemon Essential Oil Recipes To Cleanse And Energize

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Lemon essential oil is reputed to have powerful anti-microbial activity. It can boost energy and metabolism, uplift the mood, enhance skin quality, and disinfect surfaces. It can also be used in numerous body care products ranging from skin and hair care to emotional care through aromatherapy. This article highlights what can be achieved with natural homemade recipes that use the advantages of Lemon essential oil.

CAUTIONS

Lemon Essential Oil is photosensitive and is not to be applied to skin that will be exposed to sunlight within 12 hours. It is highly recommended that glass bottles be used for all the recipes in this article, as citrus oils break down plastic bottles.

WAYS TO CLEANSE AND ENERGIZE WITH LEMON OIL

When diffused, Lemon Essential Oil enhances concentration and energy, eliminates toxins in the air and has a calming effect on anxiety.

When used as a household cleaner, Lemon Essential Oil acts as a natural disinfectant for surfaces that also eliminates mold and achieves a streak-free shine.

In a massage, Lemon Essential Oil relieves fatigue and flu symptoms, boosts energy and metabolism, and reduces the appearance of cellulite.

In a bath, Lemon Essential Oil enhances the mood and generally tones the body.

In cosmetics, Lemon Essential Oil tightens and tones skin, reduces the amount of oil production in skin and hair, and leaves the complexion looking vibrant, healthy, and smooth.

USING LEMON OIL IN A DIFFUSER OR ROOM SPRAY (ELIMINATE GERMS AND REFRESH)

Used in aromatherapy, Lemon Essential Oil can reduce fever and flu while relieving throat infections and coughing. By clearing the nasal passages, it promotes easier breathing for those with respiratory issues or infections. This rejuvenating, clean-smelling essential oil is commonly used to enhance concentration and energy.

When diffused indoors, Lemon Essential Oil eliminates toxins in the air and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner and air freshener throughout the home for a mood-elevating, cooling, and revitalizing effect. It also has a calming effect that can subdue negative moods such as anxiety.

1. LEMON OIL BLEND FOR A FRESHENING ROOM SPRAY

Use this blend to freshen a stuffy room and to add a burst of energy and focus while studying.

Ingredient

Amount

Lemon Essential Oil

40 drops

Lime Essential Oil

40 drops

Petitgrain Essential Oil

20 drops

Frankincense Essential Oil

20 drops

Pure Water

120 ml (4 fl. oz.)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Add all the essential oils to a 120 ml (4 fl. oz.) glass spray bottle.

2. Gently swirl the mixture together to blend everything thoroughly.

3. Fill the rest of the bottle with the water, tightly cap the bottle, and shake well.

4. Spray into the air to freshen the room.

2. LEMON OIL BLEND FOR A DISINFECTING ROOM SPRAY

Use this blend to eliminate airborne bacteria and unpleasant odors.

Ingredient

Amount

Lemon Essential Oil

5 drops

Tea Tree Essential Oil

5 drops

Sage Essential Oil

5 drops

Cajeput Essential Oil

5 drops

Distilled Water

60 ml (2 fl. oz.)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Mix all the essential oils inside a 60 ml (2 fl. oz.) glass spray bottle.

2. Gently swirl the mixture together to blend everything thoroughly.

3. Fill the rest of the bottle with water, tightly cap the bottle, and shake well.

4. Spray into the air to eliminate and prevent germs.

3. LEMON DIFFUSER BLEND FOR COUGH, COLD, AND SORE THROAT

Use this blend to soothe the throat and nasal passages and to reduce other cold symptoms.

Ingredient

Amount

Lemon Essential Oil

2 drops

Peppermint Essential Oil

2 drops

Frankincense Essential Oil

2 drops

Clove Essential Oil

2 drops

INSTRUCTIONS

1. In order to achieve a thorough mix of oils before adding them to a diffuser, add all the oils to a small glass bottle or vial.

2. Roll the bottle between the hands to blend oils.

3. Based on the manufacturer’s instructions, add the appropriate number of drops to an electric diffuser.

4. To make a massage blend, simply mix all the essential oils with 4 tsp. of a carrier oil of personal preference.

4. LEMON OIL SURFACE CLEANER BLEND FOR ALL PURPOSES

Use this blend to disinfect and refresh various surfaces.

Ingredient

Amount

Lemon Essential Oil

10-20 drops

Liquid Soap 105N

2 Tbsp

Water

2 ½ cups (590 ml / 20 fl. oz.)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Mix all ingredients together inside a 613 ml (20 fl. oz.) dark glass bottle.

2. Cap the bottle and shake it well to thoroughly blend all ingredients.

3. Spray onto any surface to disinfect then wipe down with a soft cloth.

4. Enjoy the fresh, clean scent of Lemon while guarding your environment against harmful bacteria.

USING LEMON OIL IN A MASSAGE (REDUCE CELLULITE AND STRESS)

Used in a massage, Lemon Essential Oil boosts circulation, metabolism, and digestive function. It relieves constipation and reduces blood pressure as well as cellulite. It can inhibit or soothe inflammation such as headaches and can ease the discomfort associated with arthritis.

1. LEMON OIL MASSAGE BLEND TO REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF CELLULITE

Use this blend to stimulate circulation and smooth the appearance of unsightly dimpled skin.

Ingredient

Amount

Lemon Essential Oil

20 drops

Safflower Carrier Oil

½ cup (120 ml / 4 fl. oz.)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Add the oils together inside a 120 ml / 4 fl. oz. dark glass bottle.

2. Cap the bottle and shake well to thoroughly blend the oils.

3. Massage the blend into the affected areas before sleeping.

TIP

To prevent the massage blend from staining bed sheets, cover them with an old cloth or a towel.

2. LEMON BODY OIL BLEND FOR STRESS RELIEF

Use this blend to invoke a sense of calm and relaxation.

Ingredient

Amount

Lemon Essential Oil

40 drops

Lavender Essential Oil

40 drops

Vitamin E Liquid

3 drops

Carrier Oil (Sweet Almond, Grapeseed, or Fractionated Coconut Oil Suggested)

236 ml (8 fl. oz.)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Add the essential oils to a 236 ml (8 fl. oz.) dark glass dropper bottle.

2. Add the carrier oil to this blend.

3. Cap the bottle and shake it to thoroughly blend all the ingredients.

4. To use, add 3 droppers full of the blend into a warm running bath.

5. Soak in the bath for as long as desired.

6. Alternatively, 3 droppers full of this body oil can be applied to the body in the shower as a relaxing shower moisturizer.

7. Store this blend in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.

USING LEMON OIL IN A BATH (DETOXIFY, REFRESH, AND CALM)

Diluted with a carrier oil and used in a bath, Lemon Essential Oil acts as a detoxifying agent that nourishes, cleanses, and exfoliates skin while clearing up skin issues such as oiliness and acne. Its anti-bacterial properties can also sanitize wounds. Its astringent property rejuvenates dull complexions, making Lemon Oil effective for restoring the luster on tired or sagging skin. Lemon Essential Oil’s high vitamin content boosts immunity by stimulating the body’s ability to combat harmful bacteria.

1. LEMON BATH BLEND TO ENERGIZE AND REFRESH

Use this blend for a burst of refreshing energy and a feeling of revitalization.

Ingredient

Amount

Lemon Essential Oil

3 drops

Lime Essential Oil

2 drops

Carrier Oil

1 Tbsp

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Combine all the oils in a 14 ml (0.50 fl. oz.) dark glass bottle.

2. Cap the bottle and shake it to thoroughly blend together all the oils.

3. Pour 1 Tbsp of the blend into warm bath water.

2. LEMON OIL BATH BLEND TO CALM

Use this blend to calm the senses and to soothe feelings of being overwhelmed.

Ingredient

Amount

Lemon Essential Oil

5 drops

Geranium Essential Oil

5 drops

Carrier Oil

5 ml (1 tsp)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Combine all the oils in a 5 ml dark glass bottle.

2. Cap the bottle and shake it vigorously to thoroughly blend all the oils.

3. Pour the blend into warm bath water.

4. Store the unused blend in a cool, dark place outside of the humid bathroom.

3. LEMON OIL BATH SALT BLEND TO DETOXIFY

Use this blend to eliminate bodily toxins.

Ingredient

Amount

Lemon Essential Oil

10 drops

Grapefruit Essential Oil

10 drops

Basil Essential Oil

8 drops

Juniper Essential Oil

6 drops

Oregano Essential Oil

6 drops

Epsom Salt

1 cup

Baking Soda

¼ cup

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Pour Epsom Salt into a clean mixing bowl.

2. Add Baking Soda to the salt. Mix well.

3. Add the essential oils. Mix well.

4. Spoon the final product into clean jars (such as canning or jam jars).

5. When adding the salts to a warm bath, ensure complete dissolution in water to avoid slipping.

6. Depending on the size of the bathtub, use between ¼ to ½ cup of this salt blend per bath.

7. Relax and enjoy the relief from sore muscles and inflammation.

8. To reduce the appearance of cellulite with this bath salt blend, simply massage the affected areas while soaking in the tub.

USING LEMON OIL IN COSMETICS (REDUCE BLEMISHES AND ENHANCE HAIR GROWTH)

Used in cosmetics, Lemon Essential Oil is known to provide skin with many benefits such as a complexion that looks vibrant and feels healthy and smooth. It can reduce the appearance of cellulite, and act as a tightening and toning astringent that reduces the amount of oil production in skin and hair.

1. LEMON TONIC FOR OILY HAIR

Use this blend to balance the scalp’s oil production and to remove the look and feel of greasy hair.

Ingredient

Amount

Lemon Essential Oil

40 drops

Witch Hazel

½ cup

Water

½ cup

INSTRUCTIONS

1. In a squeeze bottle, add all the ingredients.

2. Cap the bottle and swirl it around to thoroughly blend together all ingredients.

3. In the shower, wash oily hair as usual.

4. After showering and while hair is still damp, apply the tonic by making a parting in the hair and rubbing the solution into the scalp with a cotton ball.

5. Continue to make partings in the hair, and repeat the process until the entire scalp is covered in the tonic.

6. Allow hair to air dry.

2. LEMON AND LAVENDER LIP BALM TO RELIEVE AND PREVENT COLD SORES

Use this blend to soothe the discomfort of cold sores while actively preventing future sores from forming.

Ingredient

Amount

Lemon Essential Oil

7 drops

Lavender Essential Oil

7 drops

Coconut Virgin Carrier Oil

4 Tbsp

BeesWax

3 Tbsp

Vitamin E Liquid

2 drops

INSTRUCTIONS

1. In a small pot over medium low heat, stir together the Beeswax, Coconut Carrier Oil, and the Vitamin E liquid using a spoon or a long stick such as a chopstick.

2. Once the oils have melted and blended together thoroughly, remove the pot from the heat and add in all the essential oils.

3. Thoroughly whisk this blend.

4. Before the blend hardens in the pot, quickly pour the blend into 2 or 3 metal lip balm tins.

5. When the salve is cool to the touch, apply it to lips and cold sores.

3. LEMON-HONEY FACIAL BLEND FOR ACNE AND LIGHTENING SCARS

Use this blend to soothe skin irritated by acne and to lighten dark spots and scars.

Ingredient

Amount

Lemon Essential Oil

30 drops

Tea Tree Essential Oil

30 drops

Lavender Essential Oil

20 drops

Unsweetened Plain Yogurt

2 tsp

Raw Honey

3 tsp

INSTRUCTIONS

1. First, add the essential oils to a 4 ml (0.15 fl. oz.) dark glass bottle to create an essential oil blend.

2. Cap the bottle and shake it well to thoroughly blend together all the oils.

3. In a bowl, add the yogurt and the honey, and thoroughly combine the mixture with a spoon.

4. Stir in 5 drops of the essential oil blend.

5. Using the fingers, scoop a generous amount of the facial blend and massage it onto the entire face, focusing especially on areas with blemishes and dark spots.

6. Leave this facial mask on for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.

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