When a child’s sticker leaves residue on your car window, you defy it with Lemon. When you need a little more spring in your step, you dilute Lemon with V-6™ and dab it on your wrist. Life is full of Lemon moments; it’s no wonder this essential oil is a Young Living favorite!
Make a room freshening spray
Mix 6 drops of Lemon oil and 6 drops of Purification oil in a spray bottle mixed with distilled water to use in the bathroom as an air freshener.
Add a couple drops of lemon essential oil to a box of baking soda and place in the refrigerator for a fresh clean smell.
Remove sticker residue
Add 1-2 drops of Lemon oil to the sticky residue that is left behind after removing a price tag or sticker.
Fight oil with oil—for real! Battle greasy stovetops, counters, and dishes with a mix of Lemon and vinegar. Mix 20 drops with 1 cup white vinegar in a 16-ounce spray bottle and fill to the top with water. Spray those sticky surfaces and wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Remove gum from hair
Drop 1-2 drops of Lemon oil to the gum and the surrounding hair. Work it in a bit until you can easily remove the gum.
Remove oil, grease spots or crayon
Add 1-2 drops of Lemon oil to the grease spot or Crayon markings. This also works on shoe scuff marks.
Clean greasy stovetops, counters, and dishes with a mix of Lemon and vinegar. Mix 20 drops with 1 cup white vinegar in a 16-ounce spray bottle and fill to the top with water. Spray those and wipe clean with a damp cloth.
To clean and increase the shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl with cool water and 2-3 drops of Lemon oil. Drop your cleaned fruit into the water and stir. Be sure all surfaces of the fruit contact the lemon water.
Clean Countertops and other surfaces
Add 2-3 drops of Lemon oil to water and spray counter tops, bathroom fixtures and other surfaces to clean them. Rub a drop of Lemon oil to clean a butcher’s block or other cutting surfaces.
Soak your dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water and a drop of Lemon oil to clean and freshen.
Clean hands when out in public
Rub a drop of Lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom. Rub lemon oil on hands after touching shopping cart handles, door knobs and dirty surfaces.
Lemon scented laundry
Infuse your laundry with the citrusy freshness by adding 5-8 drops to the rinse cycle when doing a load of laundry.
Skin care superstar
Radiant-looking skin with Lemon essential oil. Add a few drops to your skin care routine for glowing, gorgeous skin. Add Lemon oil to your oily skin care routine.
Give your face a hydration hug with a DIY face mask: 1 teaspoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon honey, plus 1 drop Lemon oil. Apply and let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
Citrus oils are photosensitive. Use citrus oils least 12 hours before heading out into the sun.
Put 10-15 drops of Lemon oil in each gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains and brighten the rug. This also leaves a fresh smell in the room.
Carpet Freshener Powder
1 box baking soda
1 empty and cleaned potato chip canister
hand-held hole punch
20-30 drops of Lemon essential oil
Clean out an empty Pringles type potato chip canister.
Punch out a few holes in the plastic lid.
Sift the baking soda into a glass mixing bowl to break up any clumps.
Mix essential oils of your choice into bowl, mixing well with fork so that baking soda takes on the scent of the oils.
Pour the mixture into canister and replace plastic lid (with the holes on top). Sprinkle onto carpet and let sit, then vacuum for a fresh smelling carpet.
Use in cooking
Add Lemon essential oil to marinades, drinks and other recipes that call for lemon zest, lemon extract or lemon juice.
Add to beverages
Start the day right with a drop each of Lemon Vitality and Grapefruit Vitality in your morning smoothie. This dynamic duo supports your immune system and may help support your weight-loss regimen.
Add a drop of lemon to drinking water for a refreshing uplift.
Diffuse for focus and mood uplift
Diffuse lemon essential oil for a little help focusing when working on article writing or working on schoolwork or a presentation. Just add a few drops of Lemon to your diffuser. Lemon oil is an uplifting stimulating aroma.
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