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5 Ways to Use Lemon Essential Oil

Embrace the brightness and versatility of Lemon Essential Oil.

Discover the best ways to use Lemon Oil around your home! Discover the versatility of the king of all citrus oils, Lemon Essential Oil. Powerful yet gentle, Lemon oil is a household staple and wellness necessity that you will want to add to your oil collection. With its hidden talent of removing stubborn grease, sticky residue, and even crayon from the walls, you can use lemon oil for cleaning, polishing, and purifying. Go the extra mile to protect your furniture and use lemon oil on leather to make it last longer. Discover the best ways to use lemon essential oil for health, heart, and home with our Top 5 Lemon Oil Uses Tips and Tricks.

Keep lemon oil around and boost your wellness with the fresh, citrusy, fruity scent. With its Vitamin C levels, anti-aging, and antioxidant properties, lemon oil is exactly what you need to step up your skin and hair care routines.

Top 5 Lemon Oil Uses

#1 - Remove Grease and Sticky Residue

Tired of scrubbing at stubborn kitchen grease or trying to remove sticker tags from a new vase or bowl? Lemon Oil to the rescue! The citrus powers of lemon make removing the residue almost like it’s magic! 

  • Remove Sticky Residue: 

Peel off the parts of the sticker that come off easily, then add 1-2 drops of Lemon on a cloth and wipe away the rest of the label with ease.

Mix all ingredients together and spray on any grease or kitchen grime and easily scrub away the mess. After using lemon oil for cleaning, there will be no going back to artificial or chemical cleaners. 

#2 - Wipe Away Marks on Your Walls

Have a little Picasso in your home? Remove crayon, pencil, and even marker with the help of of a couple drops and always depend on the staple lemon oil for cleaning! Just add a few drops of Lemon to a cloth - we recommend about 5 drops - to a cloth and wipe away the drawing without removing your paint! 


Did you forget hand sanitizer? Help keep germs at bay with Lemon Essential Oil. Simply add 1 drop of lemon, preferably with a carrier oil, to the palms of your hands, and rub together to protect your body from unwanted germs!

#3 - Condition Leather

Just like our skin, leather will get dry and begin to crack if not moisturized and hydrated properly. That is why in conditions of lower humidity, you might find your favorite leather sofa, bag, or jacket begin to show signs of wear and tear. This usually begs the commonly asked question: "Can you use lemon oil on leather?" 

The answer is "of course yes"! Much better than the commonly used olive oil alternative, lemon essential oil can help condition and bring your favorite leather pieces back to tip top shape. Prevent cracks and promote longevity of your leather with just 10-15 drops of lemon oil on a damp cloth. Massage the leather with the damp cloth and leave behind a fresh scent and clean surface.

#4 - Skin Exfoliant

Lemon is a natural skin astringent, which means that it helps to close your pores and tighten your skin. As a result, your skin will look smooth and radiant. 

  • Lemon Exfoliant Scrub: In a glass jar, add 8 drops of lemon oil with ½ cup organic sugar and 2 tbsp Fractionated Coconut Oil. Stir to combine. Apply to a slightly damp face, and massage gently into your skin. Rinse with warm water. Repeat 1-2 times a week.

* Lemon is a photosensitive oil, keep skin out of the sun for 8 hours after use. 

#5 - Energy Booster

Feeling low on energy? The therapeutic benefits of lemon oil can help enhance mental clarity and improve your focus. Whether you are experiencing brain fog during the day or need a pick-me-up for those early mornings, lemon can give you that burst of energy that you need.

  • Diffusing Lemon: In a 150ml diffuser, add 10 drops of lemon oil. Diffuse at your desk or by your bed to give you an energy boost.

So if you have some lemon oil, it’s time to start squeezing out every possible benefit that it has to offer with these simple yet incredible Lemon oil uses. When you do, you get a whole lot more from the lemons that life gives you.

Want to buy Lemon Essential Oil? At Rocky Mountain Oils we carry both Lemon Essential Oil and USDA Certified Organic Lemon Essential Oil.