Lemon Essential Oil
Nature’s Disinfectant

Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil has many health benefits for family health. It is supportive of

  • immune function
  • circulation
  • clearing the mind
  • toning the skin
  • household cleaner and disinfectant

Dr. Jean Valnet, M.D. and medical researcher, has stated that the essential oil of lemon acts as a liver decongestant and diuretic and is a powerful body cleanser.

Drinking essential lemon water or tea, on a regular basis, can be highly beneficial. Lemon oil is known as a powerful, internal body cleanser that can bring noticeable improvements to the skin.

Lemon essential oil is exceptional for supporting the lymph system, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and spleen.

Uses: Respiratory support, immune support, skin cleanser, detoxifier, disinfectant.
How to use: Lemon essential oil can be taken internally, diffused, inhaled or applied topically.


Important Note: The only oils we endorse for internal use are from Young Living Essential Oil.

For supporting the digestive system and immune systems

Lemon Tea: Add a cup of warm water to one drop of lemon essential oil. You can also mix the lemon oil with some honey before adding the water. This is a great way to start your day.
Wait 15 minutes before eating food.

Drinking water: Add one drop to a 8 oz glass or 2 drops to a 16 oz bottle (not plastic) of water. Mix.
Dr. Daniel Penoel’s Recipe’s from his book "Life Helping Life"

Dr. Penoel claims that this is Excellent Liver, Gall Bladder, lymph, and Kidney Cleanse
In an 8 oz glass, add 1-tsp. of fresh, organic lemon juice and 1 drop lemon essential oil. Add pure water and stir. Drink 5-6 glasses from the moment you wake up to 1 hour before lunch. Eat a healthy lunch at 1:00 p.m.

Digestive system Support and Immune Support:

Lemon and Tea Tree Essential Oil Blend: In a cup place eight drops tea tree oil and 5 drops of lemon essential oil. Add warm water and drink as a tea. Wait for 15 minutes before eating. You can follow the above directions and drink 5-6 cups before lunch.

Helps relieve nausea: Take 1-2 drops lemon oil mixed in a teaspoon of honey.

For prevention/treatment of nausea/vomiting/dizziness associated with motion: Place 1 drop lemon essential oil on a tissue or handkerchief and crumple. Make sure the oil does not directly touch the nose or face. Breathe in the essence. Repeat as necessary.

Mental Clarity and Creativity: Inhale directly from bottle or place one drop in palm of hand and inhale. Do not touch nose or face.

Essential oil diffuser: Follow diffuser directions to disinfect and dispel odors.

Spray Bottle: Add 2-3 drops of lemon essential oil to the bottom of a spray bottle. Add 1 cup of water. Shake vigorously. Mist the air to disinfect and dispel odors.

Cold mist Humidifier or Vaporizer : Add 20 drops of lemon oil to water container before filling.

Cotton Balls: Put lemon oil on cotton balls and place in home or car vents.

Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Odor Elimination

Laundry: 25 drops of lemon oil to a load. This also eliminates unpleasant odors from rugs and clothes, such as perspiration, petroleum and cat urine.

Carpet: 25 drops of lemon oil per gallon of water in a carpet shampooer.You can also put 12 drops in a small spray bottle, add water and spot sanitize.

Dishwasher: Add a few drops per load
Hot Tubs, Jacuzzi, and saunas: 3 drops per person to disinfect and add fragrance to the water

Stains: Works well in removing gum, grease, and oil.

Cooking: Lemon essential oil can be added to food and used for flavoring.  1-2 drops is usually all that is needed. Taste test as you add it because it is highly concentrated. Use for salad dressings, cakes, frosting, pies, puddings, flavored honey.
Insect repellant: Mix a few drops with vegetable or carrier oil and apply to skin. Keep out of eyes.
Aromatic Influence (Limbic system): Clarity of thought, invigorating, purification, warming, promotes sense of well being

If pregnant or under doctor’s care, consult physician.

Lemon oil is very “Photosensitizing.” Do not go into direct sunlight or expose skin to UV light (tanning bed rays) if oil has been applied to skin. It can cause pigmentation. Wait at least 72 hours.

Dilution is recommended for topical and internal use. Dilute for use on sensitive areas such as face, mucus membranes, or genital area.

Science and Research

Dr. Jean Valnet, M.D.,

From the book “The Practice of Aromatherapy” by Dr Jean Valnet "the vaporized essence of lemon can kill Meningococcus bacteria in 15 minutes, Typhoid bacilli in one hour, Staphylococcus aureus in two hours, and Pnuemococcus bacteria within three hours. Even a 0.2% solution of lemon can kill diphtheria bacteria in 20 minutes and inactivate tuberculosis bacteria."

From, "The role of the self in healthy cancer survivorship": a view from the front lines of treating cancer", by Keith I. Block, M.D. In an article in Advances, Jrn. of Mind-Body Health, Keith Block, M.D., well known in the cancer field, writes about effective, alternative cancer therapies, "Consider the chemopreventive activity of limonene, a monocyclic monoterpene found in the essential oils of citrus fruits, spices, and herbs. As recently reviewed by Crowell and Gould (1994), limonene induces both phase I and phase II enzymes, resulting in hepatic (liver-related) detoxification of carcinogens and increased carcinogen excretion.  Limonene may also block tumor promotion and progression (Haag et al. 1992a), [and] the complete regression of mammary carcinomas by limonene and its metabolites appears to involve tissue re-differentiation and induction of programmed cell death (apoptosis), an integral part of normal biologic processes (Haag, et al. 1992b)" (Advances, Winter 1997, Vol.13, No.1; a publication of the Fetzer Institute).

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Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition of the body. This information is for educational purposes only. This information should not be used in place of medical counseling. We accept no responsibility for such use.