10 Amazing Benefits of Lemon Oil

The health benefits of lemon oil can be attributed to its stimulating, calming, carminative, anti-infection, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant, sleep inducing, and antifungal properties. The benefits of lemon oil include its ability to treat stress disorders, fever, infections, asthma, obesity, insomnia, skin disorders, hair conditions, stomach problems and tiredness.

Lemons are one of the most popular citrus fruits in the world, and are widely used for culinary purposes, since they are a good source of vitamins and aid in digestion. It also adds a pleasant taste and aroma to food. Furthermore, lemon juice is one of the most popular drinks in the world as it is very healthy, delicious, and inexpensive.

Health Benefits of Lemon Oil

The health benefits of lemon oil include the following:

Skin care: Lemon oil is a good remedy for increasing the luster of dull skin. It is astringent and detoxifying in nature, and rejuvenates sagging or tired-looking skin. Its antiseptic properties help in treating pimples and various skin disorders. Lemon is also recommended for reducing excessive oil on the skin.


Stress: Lemon oil is calming in nature and therefore helps in removing mental fatigue, exhaustion, dizziness, anxiety, nervousness and nervous tension. It has the ability to refresh the mind by creating a positive mindset and removing negative emotions. It is also believed that inhaling this oil helps in increasing concentration and alertness. It can therefore be used as a room freshener in offices to increase the efficiency of the employees.

Immune system: Lemon oil has a high vitamin content, which makes it a wonderful booster for the body’s immune system. It further stimulates white blood cells, thus increasing your ability to fight off diseases. It also improves circulation throughout the body.


Asthma: It is believed that lemons are also useful for treating asthma, since inhaling the aroma of lemons can clear the nasal passages and sinuses, promoting good air flow and steady breathing.

Insomnia: Health benefits of lemon oil include providing relief from sleeplessness. Using this oil ensures good sleep and helps people that suffer from insomnia.

Stomach ailments: Since lemon oil is carminative, it is used in the treatment of various stomach problems, including indigestion, acidity, upset stomach, and cramps.

Hair care: Lemon oil is also effective as a hair tonic. Many people use this oil to get strong, healthy and shiny hair. It is also used to eliminate dandruff.

Weight loss: Lemon juice is very helpful in reducing weight, and satisfying appetite to reduce the chance of overeating.

Fever: Lemon oil is effective against infectious diseases such as fever, malaria and typhoid.

Other benefits of lemon

Other benefits of lemon include the following:

Cleaners: Lemon is a good cleaner, which is why it is used for cleansing the body, metal surfaces, dishes, and clothes. It is also a disinfectant, so it is commonly used for cleaning surfaces such as butcher’s knives and blocks that can get contaminated very easily.

Perfumes : Lemon oil has a distinctly refreshing aroma which makes it a good ingredient for perfumes. Many scented candles contain lemon oil, and it is also used in potpourris.

Soaps and cosmetics: Lemon juice and lemon essential oil are both used in soaps, face washes and many other personal care and skin care cosmetics due to its antiseptic quality.

Beverages: Lemon oil is used in various artificial drink concentrates to give them the taste of lemon juice.

Lemon oil blends well with many other essential oils including lavender essential oil, rose oil, neroli essential oil, sandalwood oil, geranium essential oil, ylang ylang essential oil, tea tree essential oil, making it a popular oil for herbalists and those who practice the healing art of aromatherapy.

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14972656
  2. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169115001033

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Great hair lightener! Mix a few drops with a bit of coconut oil, rub between hands, spread on hair and then blow dry. No chemicals and you'll get that summer-blonde look for just a few pennies.


Just tried a little concoction of vinegar and lemon oil on my windows. Loving my results! I like to use organic lemon oil seems to smell more powerful out of the bottle. Thanks for this post.


My new fave essential oil!! Will post later with results.


I use lemon essential oil to cleanse my hands instead of antibacterial hand sanitizer. I use the oil in my water instead of asking for lemon in a beverage at a restaurant, and I also add it in my diffuser along with some clary sage. Its great! I keep a spray bottle of water mixed with lemon oil and wipe the surfaces with it. You will be surprise to know that lemon essential oil mixed with water and sprayed on your mirror or glass tables cleans it spotless. The benefits go on...try it for yourself and see 🙂


Christine, its good to know that lemon essential oil has benefited you.


I love lemon in my homemade laundry soap concoction. I mostly make handmade bar soap, but when I get enough scraps, I'll whip up some of my famous laundry soap with a hefty amount of lemon essential oil. It really works great for sanitizing the clothes and giving the clothes a nice, fresh, natural scent.


I like drinking lemoncello. I get wrecked from it quite often


I dab a little under my nose at night it's very soothig it calms my nerves


I like Lemon Extract for cleaning...

Kwaku Ofori Sasu Nyansapa

this information is very great , please what about the peel or rind?


They get the essential oils from the rind, that is why it is so beneficial


If you are in school, Lemon Oil is great to help with memory during a test.


Lemon Oil is very soothing to my hands. Also sprinkle a few drops on your pillow case along with Lavender Oil.Very relaxing.


Do advice the use of lemon oil/extracts for cosmetics.

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