Here at Inspire Me Naturally, we love shining a spotlight on our favourite essential oils for health, wellness and everyday use.

Recently on the blog, we’ve shared some of the best ways to use lavender oil and peppermint oil. So today, we wanted to talk about another versatile oil – lemon oil!

Lemon oil is one of the most popular oils worldwide, for good reason. Lemon oil is renowned for its cleansing, purifying and invigorating properties, and can be used for everything from mood boosting and motivation, to household cleaning and digestion.

If you’re interested in learning more about lemon oil, keep reading for 8 amazing ways to put it to use!

Natural cleaning spray

Lemon oil is one of the best oils for chemical-free cleaning, while also offering antibacterial protection.

You can make your very own natural household cleaner by mixing ¼ cup of white vinegar, 1 ½ cups distilled water and 25 drops of lemon oil in a spray bottle.

Simply shake to combine to create an everyday cleaning spray for counters, benchtops and other surfaces!

Detox and digestion

Lemon oil is known for its strong cleansing and regenerating properties, making it the perfect essential oil for detoxing the body.

Simply add 2 drops of high-quality lemon oil to a glass of cool water and drink daily. This routine can also help to soothe digestive issues like bloating, discomfort and constipation.

Mood-boosting and motivation

Nothing quite compares to the uplifting aroma of lemon oil!

This fresh citrus oil is the perfect natural pick-me-up, helping to improve your mood while also improving mental clarity and motivation. Add a few drops of lemon oil to your essential oil diffuser, and use daily to create an uplifting home environment.

Natural skincare

Lemon oil can help to nourish and hydrate dry or damaged skin, while also assisting with the prevention of acne. This versatile oil is known widely for having strong antioxidant properties, making it one of the best anti-aging oils for skin care, too.

For a nourishing face oil, fill a small glass bottle with 1.5 teaspoons of jojoba oil, 5 drops of lemon oil, and 5 drops of geranium oil. Massage gently into the skin each night after cleansing.

You can also use lemon oil to fight blackheads by creating a paste with 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 drop of lemon oil and 1 teaspoon of honey. After steaming your face with warm water, apply the paste to blackhead affected areas and wash off after 10 minutes!

Eliminate odours

The strong citrus scent and antibacterial properties of lemon oil can help to eliminate unwanted odours around the home.

Simply add a few drops of lemon oil to a spray bottle of distilled water for a cleansing room spray. Or, place an essential oil diffuser in the areas of your home that require the most refreshing, and diffuse lemon oil routinely throughout the day.

Strengthen nails

Lemon oil can help to strengthen weak or brittle nails when used daily. Massage lemon oil gently into your cuticles and over the surface of each nail to help strengthen their condition.

Fight cold and flu

Lemon oil is antibacterial and antiviral, making it helpful to keep handy for cold and flu season. When you start to feel symptoms of a cold, add 3 drops of lemon oil to a bowl of warm water and inhale for 10 minutes with a towel covering the head. This can help to ease blocked sinuses and sore throats.

Freshen laundry

Adding lemon oil to your laundry not only helps to freshen your clothes, but can also remove mildew and unwelcome smells. Simply add a few drops to your favourite detergent before washing!

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