10 Ways We Use Lemon Oil

Since we have been going through the oils one by one that are part of the Young Living Premium Starter Kit, today we will tackle lemon oil.


When it comes to essential oils, everybody has their favorites, and lemon oil is one of my favorites.  Not only is it a very affordable essential oil, but it has so many uses and it just plain smells amazing!   Lemon oil is strong, purifying, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting.   Here are 10 ways we use Lemon essential oil at our house.

Uses for Lemon Essential Oil


This may just be me, but this last pregnancy, I was quite nauseous.  I figured it couldn’t hurt to try something different since I didn’t want to get sick, so I started keeping the bottle of lemon oil in my pocket and just inhaling it when I started feeling sick.

Remove glue, adhesive or crayon

Having a 2 and 4 year old and a lot of friends around, there is a good chance that we will find crayon or sticker residue on the floor or the wall on occasion.  Use 1-2 drops of lemon oil to help remove that.

Clean and Sanitize

Adding 2-3 drops of lemon oil to a spray bottle of water, you can clean around the house and it smells so good!

Improve your mood

Either by adding a few drops to a cotton ball or simply inhaling this fresh scent, you can revitalize your mind, body and spirit.

Clean your carpets

Add 10–15 drops of lemon essential oil to a gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains, brighten carpet and rugs, and leave a fresh smell in the room.

Deoderize your refrigerator

Place a few drops of lemon oil on a cotton ball and place it in the fridge to help eliminate odors.

Balance your skin

Add a drop to your skin to help balance and minimize oil production.

Add to water

Add a drop or two of lemon oil to your water or tea for a refreshing pick me up.

Help eliminate coughs

By mixing with a carrier oil and applying on the neck, or rubbing on the feet, or even diffusing it, this can help kick that cough.  We use this a lot in the diffuser in the kids’ room if they have a cough.


Lemon oil can be used in cooking for marinades to add that delicious lemon flavor.

When applying lemon oil to the skin, direct exposure of that area of the skin to sunlight should be avoided for at least 12 hours.

Edited to add:  My niece had tons of blackheads in her ears.  I applied a drop of lemon oil to the tip of a q-tip and rubbed it on the blackheads.  Within 2 days, almost all of them were gone.  This was after they had tried multiple other things with no results.  

Disclosure:  None of the information available on Our Piece of Earth has been evaluated or approved by the FDA.  These articles should not replace using personal judgment or seeking medical treatment when needed.  They are also not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Talk with your health care provider or a certified aromatherapist before using essential oils.  All essential oils are not created equal, so do your research prior to using.  

These are just some of the many uses for lemon oil.  This is absolutely one of my must have oils.  What are your favorite uses?

If you are ready to pick up some lemon oil and put it to work at your house, you can find out how to order these oils here.  You can find more great articles on essential oils by visiting this page.  As always, if you have questions, please use the contact me here.


  • I haven’t used essential oils before but have been hearing a lot about them. I would love to use the lemon oil for many of these uses just because I love citrus smells so much.

  • I’ve been really looking into all the awesome benefits of essential oils. Thanks for all of your posts on them! I love lemon essential oil especially (simply because it smells so awesome!). 🙂

    • Me too! Easily one of my favorites and I love that it’s one of the more affordable oils. It’s great to just open and sniff once in awhile.

  • Oooh I had no idea!! I mainly use it for cooking and cleaning!! The blackheads one intrigues me! I may have to give it a try!

  • I dont have any lemon oil but use lemon with cleaning the house. I never knew it would help with blackheads and also with coughs at night time.thanks much

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