Top 10 Benefits and Uses of Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil benefits for your body include the following:

  • Skin Care
  • Allergy/ Asthma
  • Weight Loss + Taste Enhancer
  • Uplifts Mood
  • Concentration + Spirituality
  • Helps Metabolism and Digestive System
  • Boosts Immune System and Energy
  • Insect Repellent
  • Disinfectant + All-purpose Cleaner
  • Refreshing Scent

Top Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil

1. Skin Care

Lemon Essential Oil is a natural detoxifier and contains antiseptic properties that aid in clearing the face from pimples and acne. By doing so, lemon also tightens the skin, preventing wrinkles, and removes excess Oils that clog pores and cause blackheads. Since Lemon Essential Oil falls under the category of citrus fruits, it also contains astringent properties which can be used as an essential oil to remove dead skin cells, brighten skin complexion and reverse sun damage. Lemon Oil can also soften the skin and is often used in creams and lotions to cure calluses, corns, and bunions.

2. Allergy/ Asthma 

Diffusing Lemon Essential Oil can purify the air and also cleanse the respiratory system by clearing the nasal passages and opening the sinuses to fresh air. Folklore and ancient medicine suggest that rubbing Lemon Essential Oil to the chest, feet bottoms, and neck every day can help promote good airflow and decrease the effects of allergens in the air. If you feel a sore throat coming, diffuse Lemon essential Oil will help soothe your scratchy throat and prevent dry coughing in the middle of the night.

3. Weight Loss + Taste Enhancer

Many people have already caught on to Lemon ability to satiate the stomach and prevent the chances of overeating. It is common to add a few slices of Lemons to a jug of water or to one’s favorite beverage to keep their appetite in check. In addition to keeping your diet on track, Lemon Oil adds a pleasant taste and aromas to foods. Lemon is used widely in the culinary world because it contains so many nutrients, including vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium, potassium, and fiber, and still tastes yummy. 

4. Uplifts Mood

If you are stressed, anxious, or tired, you can use Lemon Essential Oil to energize the mind and create a more positive environment. It can be added to an essential oil diffuser, to a bathtub, or even directly to the skin as long as it is diluted with a Carrier Oil.

5. Concentration + Spirituality

Lemon Essential Oil helps increase concentration and alertness throughout the day. It is especially useful in the afternoon after lunch when the mid-day drowsiness kicks in. It can also be mixed with Lavender Essential Oil or Rosemary Essential Oil to create spiritual or psychic awareness, calming anxious or panicked thoughts, leaving you with high energy and positive emotions. Lemon Essential Oil can be inhaled or rubbed on the hands for a quick spritz of energy.

6. Helps Metabolism and Digestive System

Lemon Essential Oil naturally reduces flatulence and toxic gases from our bodies and works to support the digestive system and prevent stomach problems like indigestion, acidity, and cramps. Adding a few drops of Lemon Essential Oil to water can help reduce heartburn, acid indigestion and cleanse the liver and kidneys.

7. Boosts Immune System and Energy

Lemon Essential Oil has a high nutritional value with vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium, potassium, and fiber. Incredible! Additionally, it stimulates white blood cells and increases your body’s ability to fight off diseases such as fever, malaria, and typhoids. Adding just one drop of one drop of Lemon Essential Oil to the bottoms of your feet can provide several hours worth of relief. Mix with Peppermint Oil to increase blood circulation and quicken the effects. Combine with the GuruNanda® Thrive Blend for additional support.

8. Insect Repellent

If you find yourself in an area with lots of mosquitos and tiny invasive insects like ants, use a mixture of Lemon Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, and Eucalyptus Essential Oil as a pleasant smelling insect repellent that doesn’t contain the toxic chemicals many commercial brands include, which can be harmful to inhale both for you and your pets.

9. Disinfectant + All-purpose Cleaner

Due to the various antibacterial and anti-fungal properties of Lemon Essential Oil, it makes for a great home-made DIY all-purpose cleaner that is safe to use on metals, dishes, and clothes without all the gross chemicals that make you feel nauseous and not-to-mention are often toxic to your health and well-being. Just add Lemon Essential Oil and water to an empty spray bottle and spritz away.

10. Refreshing Scent

Give yourself a stimulating and calming break from outside pollution and diffuse a few drops of Lemon Essential Oil from an aromatic Essential Oil Diffuser. Add Lemon Essential Oil to other essential oil singles such as Lavender Oil, Rose Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Peppermint Oil, Rose Geranium Oil, and Tea Tree Oil to boost your healing in a way that works for you. 

Lemon Essential Oil Uses at Home

 When life gives you lemons you use the essential oil in them of course! I love the natural aroma of lemons. There’s just something about the fragrance of lemons that makes everything smell so clean and fresh!

I feel uplifted just by breathing it in! We see “lemon scented” cleansers, air fresheners, soaps and candles all implying that by using them - we are cleaner and fresher, but the truth is that with all of the chemical additives that most companies use, we are nothing close to cleaner and fresher by using them.

To solve this problem, I go for the real zest of GuruNanda Lemon Essential Oil. No impurities, no synthetics or chemicals, just all 100% pure essential oil. 


Historically, ancient Indians, Egyptians, and Romans used lemons as a remedy for infectious diseases. Lemons have a naturally high content of Vitamin C and were often used by sailors to prevent scurvy. Today lemon oil is used for cleaning, detoxing and for its aromatherapy properties. Lemon Essential Oil can help with stress, anxious feelings, mental and physical fatigue, focus and concentration and much more. Just recently, there was a Japanese study showing that by diffusing lemon oil in the office, office errors were reduced by 54%. What? Can you imagine if we had lemon oil diffused in our schools? How cool would that be?

My Ways of Using Lemon Essential Oil

I diffuse it in my office to help keep me focused. Just a few drops and I can feel my mind and body relax. The uses for Lemon Essential Oil are countless. It has natural antibacterial properties, so I use it in a homemade spray to help disinfect my countertops.

A Few Quick DIY Solutions…

Kitchen and Countertop Cleaner:  A quick and easy way to help reduce germs in your home. Take a 20 oz. spray bottle of distilled water and add 15 to 20 drops of Lemon Essential Oil. Mist and wipe your countertops in the kitchen and bathroom areas.

Natural Window & Mirror Cleaner: I don’t know about you but that blue window cleaner makes my lungs hurt whenever anyone sprays it near me:

  • Mix 50% water, 50% vinegar, and 10-20 drops drops Lemon Essential Oil.
  • Spray on windows, mirrors, or stainless steel.
  • Wipe off with paper towels for a streak-free shine.

As you can see, Lemon Essential Oil benefits and uses are wonderful. I am sure it will be a staple in your home too! It’s cheaper to use, its natural and it smells so wonderful!