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Everything you need to know about doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil

This oil is doTERRAs top selling essential oil and has so many benefits and uses. It has a beautiful uplifting scent and is great for cleaning throughout your home. Its a lovely addtion to food to enhance the flavour of desserts and main dishes. When diffused, it is very uplifting and energising and promotes feelings of cheer and joy. 

Primary Benefits

  • Cleanses the body from the inside and aids in digestion
  • Elevates and promotes a positive mood
  • Assists with seasonal respiratory discomfort

Aromatic Description

Clean, fresh, citrus, bright

Collection Method

Cold Pressed/Expressed

Plant Part

Lemon rinds (peel)

Main Constituents

Limonene, ß pinenes, γ-terpimene

How to Use


  • Add 2–4 drops to the diffuser of your choice to help boost your mood and improve the scent of the room.
  • Rub 1–2 drops into your palms and inhale to invigorate your mind and body.
  • Pour a couple drops into air vents to fill your house or car with a citrusy aroma.


  • Add 1–2 drops to baked goods, beverages, or your favourite entrée to create a zesty flavor.
  • Mix a couple drops with raw honey for immune-boosting benefits.
  • Add a couple drops to warm water with honey to help soothe irritated throat and boost your immune system.

** Always check the label first before taking an oil internally, not all essential oils can be taken this way.


  • Rub a drop on your hands after being in a public place such as a public bathroom or before pushing shopping carts.
  • Apply to cleanse specific area on the skin.
  • Massage 2–4 drops onto your skin to improve circulation


  • Rub 1–2 drops to remove gum, oil, grease, sap, or crayon.
  • Combine with water in a spray bottle to clean surfaces.
  • Use to clean silverware and baking dishes.
  • Add Lemon oil to a spray bottle of water to clean tables, counter tops, and other surfaces. Lemon oil also makes a great furniture polish; simply add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes.


Lemon oil is photosensitive, so its best to avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product. 


doTERRA sources their Lemon oil from citrus orchards in Sicily, Italy, where families who have grown lemon and bergamot for generations help grow and harvest the lemons that are eventually used for doTERRA Lemon oil.  In the past, economic downturn caused many Sicilian orchards to close; however doTERRA has provided a business opportunity for growers who wish to continue their family tradition of running an orchard.


  • Lemons are from a small evergreen tree in the flowering plant family Rutaceae, which is native to Asia.
  • A genomic study of the lemon indicates that lemons may be hybrids between bitter or sour oranges and citron.

Fun Fact: In one year, a single lemon tree has the potential to produce between 500 and 600 pounds of lemons. It typically takes around 75 lemons to fill a 15mL essential oil bottle

Lemon Essential Oil Recipe Ideas

Lemon Kale Chips

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts and Asparagus with doTERRA Lemon Oil

Rosemary Lemon Hummus

Lemon and Orange Granitas

Lemon essential oil DIY Ideas

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Remove Permanent Marker with Lemon Oil

10 ways you can use Lemon to clean your home.

1. Microwave—Microwaves are notorious for being tough to clean, especially after mishaps involving spaghetti sauce or tomato soup. To ease the pain of cleaning, simply microwave a cup filled with water and a few drops of Lemon, then wipe clean!

2. Dishwasher—Pour distilled vinegar into a dish and add 5–10 drops of Lemon oil. Place this dish in your empty dishwasher and run on high.

3. Stove Top—Lemon oil makes cleaning one of the dirtiest areas of the kitchen easy. Add vinegar and Lemon to a spray bottle, and watch the grime disappear!

4. Appliances—From dust to greasy food spills, appliances collect more dirt than you might think. A simple solution of Lemon oil, water, and vinegar will help you clean toasters, refrigerators, mixers, and more.

5. Garbage disposal—If you’ve been smelling something funky coming from your sink, it might be time to clean the garbage disposal. This DIY for Lemon disposal refreshers should help!

6. Ceiling Fan—Fan blades collect dust at turbo speeds and cling to them for as long as you let them. To avoid choking on dust bunnies while cleaning your ceiling fans, spray the inside of an old pillow case with a Lemon/water mixture and loop the fabric around each blade.

7. Washing Machine—Run a mixture of Lemon oil, baking soda, vinegar, and water through your empty machine on the hottest setting to break up dirt build-up and mildew. Scrub any excess with a sponge, then run the machine again with fresh water.

8. Trash Cans—Regularly cleaning out trash cans can eliminate odor. For indoor trash cans, spray the inside and outside of each can with a mixture of water, Lemon oil, and vinegar, then scrub with a sponge.

9. Windows and Windowsills—The same mixture of Lemon oil, water, and vinegar in a spray bottle that you’ve been using all around the house will do wonders for your windows and windowsills. Simply spray glass and wipe with a clean cloth or paper towel, then move onto ledges and sills with a toothbrush or damp sponge.

10. Air Vents—One of the most overlooked areas to keep clean in your home is the air you breathe! Clean vents with a sponge dipped in warm water, vinegar and Lemon oil to help eliminate allergens and dust from filling the air around you.

Lemon oil acts as a powerful cleaning agent and the possibilities are truly endless!

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