It was easy for me to assume that oils would be great for diffusing and not much more. Heck, it’s why I waited so long to finally get some for myself. However, the more I watched others use them the more I learned. And once I got that starter bundle and brought them into our home I learned even more. I learned that just one bottle of oil can have dozens of uses. For instance, lemon! It is one of my favorites so I wanted to share with you 7 ways to use lemon essential oil in the home.
Whether it’s a price tag on a new picture frame, tree sap from a weekend hike, or sticky little hands pressed against those stainless steel appliances, lemon has been my go-to for all of it. Without any harsh chemicals or products that come with fumes, I simply grab lemon and get to work.
You know those tiny clear bands that we use for various hair needs that totally do the job, but are the worst to get out? My daughters’ used to complain so much about them even when I tried to be as careful as possible.
Enter lemon essential oil. I kid you not. Simply drop a drop or two right on the band and it breaks apart.
With five active kids, we have quite a few bumps, bangs, and bruises. We are constantly using band-aids which means we also constantly have those awful-looking band-aid marks left over after they are taken off. I use to scrub them in the bath, but unfortunately, that also was extremely rough on their skin.
These days I simply pull out my lemon essential oil, add to a Q-tip or simply just on my finger and rub lightly. It instantly takes care of it and doesn’t irritate their skin.
Do you know that mid-day slump that can come and hit you when you least need it? Or when you wake up feeling a little slower-paced than normal? Diffusing lemon essential oil can be an instant mood and energy boost. It can also help clear the brain fog and help with focus.
Citrus oils have wonderful properties and are known for their refreshing and invigorating scents. These scents are natural ways to fight stress, overwhelm, and anxiety.
Feeling down? Need a boost of energy? Need help focusing? Simply drop a few drops of lemon essential oil into your diffuser.
Feel something coming on and want to stop it in its tracks? I love adding a few drops of lemon vitality oil to hot water along with a dash of honey. Bonus points if you also have Thieves vitality oil and can add a drop of that to it all.
Lemon is high in Vitamin C and has antibacterial and antiviral properties that help support the immune system. It is a wonderful way to help fight off colds and flus.
Ever hate how that trash can in the kitchen can give off a funky smell sometimes? Instead of buying those scented garbage bags (because we don’t want synthetic fragrance) you can simply add a few drops of lemon essential oil to a cotton ball and place it at the bottom of the trash can. I change mine out about once a week. Such a simple and easy way to help in that area of the home!
Since bringing oils into our home, our motto has been to do things “the way Grandma did it”. To embrace the old-school version of things. SO what do you get when you add good ol’ baking soda, water, and a few drops of lemon essential oil together? A solid way to rid your shower of those hard water spots. You can thank me later – wink!
And that is just lemon. Over the past almost two years as I have used oils more and more in our daily life, I am continually and pleasantly surprised as the list grows.
Another example of an oil with multiple uses? Valor. Valor is an oil I started with in the very beginning for support in anxiety and overwhelm from postpartum and health issues. However, I use Valor in a lot of my DIY perfumes, as part of my skin serum, and my husband applies it on the bottom of his big toes at night. Why? Because Valor on the bottom of the big toe helps with snoring. Like… it never happens anymore. Who knew?! (If you need the proof, head here).
When I share about how we are using oils in our home, I always get asked what the best way to get started is. And, of course, I would love to have everyone join me because clean products have made such a difference in our life.
You can read more about our journey with Young Living essential oils and cleaner products here.
Our family started with a Premium Starter Bundle in the fall of 2019. It’s a great way to get a wide reach into everything Young Living oils and clean products can do.
But grabbing a $25 starter bundle and then shopping Young Living products at a 24% discount (comes with the starter bundle) is a great way to get started with what YOU need and the areas you want to find support in.
Of course, if you have any questions reach out! I am always happy to chat about how our family is utilizing Young Living.
Anyway, I hope this list helps you in all the ways you can be using this oil in your home. How do you use lemon essential oil in your home?