Lemon oil, extracted from the skin of the lemon, is high in Vitamin C and contains monoterpenes like Limonene which make lemon an uplifting oil. Lemon can be diffused in your environment for revitalising energy, ingested to help with digestion and used topically for beautiful-looking healthy skin.

Plant name: Citrus Limon

Plant family: Rutaceae

Native Region: Asia, Northeast India, Northern Myanmar and china

Essential oil Extraction Method: Cold pressed/expressed

Properties: Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Astringent, Stimulant

Affirmation: I shine so brightly that others have no choice but to follow me.

Blends well with: Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Tea Tree and other Citrus oils

Safety: Skin sensitivity. Always dilute with a carrier oil. Avoid sun exposure for 12 hours after topical use.


Lemon was historically known as the “fruit of health”. It was used to treat common illnesses such as colds and fever and to treat infectious diseases.


Lemon oil can be applied topically to the skin or diffused into the air to help combat feelings of exhaustion, assist with depression. Lemon can assist your body to detox and boost your immune system when ingested with water. Lemon can be used as a powerful disinfectant and can be used to clean your countertops or wipe down surfaces. 


The Limonene in the lemon revitalises and uplifts your mood making it easier to overcome mental fatigue and focus. Lemon stimulates the nervous system and can help regulate mood swings. Lemon is excellent for at easing physical and psychological heaviness. 

How Lemon Oil Can Support:


Ease Depressive Feelings

Diffuse 3 drops of lemon for a relaxing, uplifting and positive mood.

Ease Anxiety

Drop 1-2 drops of Lemon onto diffuser jewellery and wear. Inhale throughout the day. Alternatively add to a diffuser and enjoy the aroma in your space. 


Lemon oil lightens you up and assures you that you are capable. You can inhale lemon oil throughout the day or put a few drops onto your lava bracelet and wear it when about to start new tasks or ventures.


Diffuse 1-2 drops of Lemon in the air for better concentration. Limonene makes lemon uplifting and encourages you to overcome mental fatigue and focus. 

Zesty energy bath blend 

1 drop lemon, 3 drops Grapefruit, 2 drops Lime, 1 Tbsp Jojoba oil. Combine all the oils into warm bath water for a burst of refreshing energy and a feeling of invigoration. (Extracted from Advanced Oil Magic Series 5)


Dry Mouth

Place 1-2 drops of Peppermint, Lime, Siberian Fir, Lemon, Ginger on tongue twice daily to assist with dry mouth. 

Residue Remover

Lemon oil can come to the rescue for stuck-on, sticky residues. Simply add a couple drops of lemon essential oil to a rag and use after peeling off a price tag, stickers, or other adhesives. Lemon oil leaves a refreshing, bright aroma as well as removing those stubborn residues. Works great as a degreaser too. 


To rid your body of toxins and promote energy, drink 1-3 drops of lemon in water, or apply to bottoms of feet.

Fatigue from nervousness

Apply 1-3 drops of Balance, Lemon, Cedarwood, Vetiver, and Tangerine to temples, behind ears, and on back of neck as needed. Can also be added to a diffuser. You can also inhale from cupped hands when feelings of nervousness arise. 


During intense spells of nausea, diffuse 1-2 drops of Lemon. You can use an ultrasonic diffuser or inhale from cupped hands. For an extra boost, add 1 drop of peppermint. 


Chakra Balancing

When feeling stagnant, confused or challenged, work with lemon and your Solar Chakra to alleviate the feelings. Inhale Lemon directly from the bottle or cupped hands, then massage a drop diluted by carrier oil over your solar plexus. Allow yourself to let go of stagnated energy and embrace the new way forward. 

Revitalise the spirit

Lemon acts as a light bearer against the dark times in life. Diffuse 1-2 drops of Lemon, Frankincense, Rose and Ylang Ylang to rejuvenate the spirit. Can also be added to diffuser jewellery to equip yourself for the day ahead. 

Clear Mind

Diffuse  Lemon, Basil, Litsea and Rosemary to get rid of distractions and promote clarity, focus and quality action.

Inner Brilliance

Let the joy overflow  as you revive your inner brilliance by diffusing a drop of lemon, Bergamot, Siberian Fir and Spearmint in your space. Allow yourself to dance to your favourite music as you connect with the element of the air and the freedom it brings. (Gift of the Essential Oils-2nd edition: Page 228)

Spiritual Awakening

2 drops Frankincense, 2 drops Lemon, 2 drops Myrrh, 2 drops Patchouli, 2 drops Black Spruce, 2 drops Vanilla. Add to a diffuser and allow yourself time to sit and meditate as you inhale the aroma of these powerful oils. Allow yourself to experience a deep connection to the divine. You can incorporate prayer if you feel the need. (Gifts of The Essential Oils Book)