Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil

SKU: 3578

(Citrus limon)

With its bright and joyful aroma, Lemon essential oil benefits skin and hair as much as its aroma enhances your environment. This best-selling oil can be used in a variety of ways: Mix it with your cleaning products, use it during your nighttime skin care routine, or add a drop to your conditioner for a great scent. This oil is a key ingredient in many hair and skin care products, Thieves® cleaning products, and essential oil blends such as Thieves®, Citrus Fresh™, Clarity™, Joy™ and Harmony™. Because citrus oil can cause photosensitivity, avoid applying Lemon to exposed skin before spending time outside.

  • Features and Benefits:

    • Includes the naturally occurring constituents linalyl acetate, linalool, and ocimene


    • Add Lemon to skin care products to possibly help reduce the appearance of aging.
    • Use it to help remove adhesives.


    • Keep Lemon on hand for its clean, energizing, and invigorating aroma.
    • Diffuse it to create a more focused environment.
    • Use its aroma to create an uplifting atmosphere.


    From the bottle: Clean, refreshing, citrus aroma

  • Ingredients


    Citrus limon† (Lemon) peel oil

    † 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

  • Applications



    • Make Lemon a part of your nighttime beauty routine by mixing 1–2 drops with your favorite beauty products. It will reduce the appearance of aging for a youthful complexion.


    • Diffuse Lemon when the atmosphere is melancholy for a boost of cheer.
    • Diffuse it at work or school for a bright aroma that creates a sense of focus and motivation.
    • Boost your daily cleaning regimen by adding a few drops to your floor, window, or surface cleaning solutions.


    • Fill the kitchen with a dose of Lemon’s familiar lemon-drop aroma to take clean to a whole new level.
    • Banish everyday odors in your living room or family room by combining Lemon with other purifying scents such as Pine, Grapefruit, or Peppermint.


    Lemon essential oil has a cheerful, sweet aroma that can freshen and fill your home with its clean, lemon-drop scent when diffused.

  • Directions

    Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6™ or olive oil and apply to desired area as needed.
    Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.

    CAUTIONS: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health care professional prior to use. Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

  • Product Background

    Originally from regions in Asia, the lemon tree wasn’t common in Europe until the 16th century. It is a part of the evergreen family and reaches a height of about 20 feet. From those trees, 75 lemons are required to make one 15-ml bottle of Lemon essential oil. This is accomplished by cold pressing the rinds of the lemons, producing an oil with the aroma of freshly picked fruit.

    SCIENTIFIC NAME: Citrus limon


    REGIONS FOUND: Argentina, South Africa, Italy, Asia, California


    EXTRACTION METHOD: Cold pressed

    YL REGION: Most Young Living Lemon essential oil comes from Argentina and South Africa.

    Lemon essential oil joined the Young Living family in 1994.

  • Works well with:

    Pine Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Citrus Fresh Essential Oil Blend