5 Uses for Lemon

5 Ways I use Lemon EO

Ok, so I LOVE essential oils.  But, when I first got started with essential oils I had NO IDEA what to do with them!  I was so lost and confused, I knew they were good for me, but I didn’t know how or where or when to use them.  Now, I am no expert and I do believe that essential oils can react differently for different bodies and different people, but here are 5 ways that I use Lemon essential oil

1.  Flavor water

First, make sure you are using a glass water bottle, because essential oils will draw out all the toxins that are in plastic ones (I just use my old organic cranberry juice bottles as water bottles).  Lemon can help to support the immune system and I like the way it makes my water taste!  I usually put about 2 drops in my 30 oz water bottle.  Make sure you shake well before you drink it, or you’ll end up with a mouth full of straight lemon oil!  It’s really refreshing and makes your water taste great!

2.  Immune boosting tea

One of my absolute FAVORITE things to drink while I’m sick is Thieves tea.  My husband got really sick and had to call off work (he never calls off work) while he was sick, I made sure to drink this tea at least once a day and I didn’t get sick!  If I start to feel a cold coming on I’ll make this tea and usually the sickness doesn’t get any worse than a runny nose!  Here’s the recipe:

1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 Tbsp honey

1 tsp cinnamon

2 drops lemon EO

2 drop Thieves EO

Add to 8 oz of hot water

Here’s a tip I’ve found works to help integrate the oils better in the tea.  Usually when you add EO’s to water, they sit on top of the water because the oil separates from the water, so you have to be sure to mix them constantly.  Before you add the water, add the EO to the honey, then pour the water over top.  It helps so you don’t have to keep mixing the tea as much!

3.  Cleaning enhancer

Lemon EO is great to use while cleaning!  I love making my own cleaners, which are super cheap and easy to make!  What I do is add about 10-20 drops of lemon EO to 1 part vinegar, add 2 parts water and you’re done!  You have a multi-purpose cleaner, that smells amazing, and is safe to use on windows, in the kitchen, bathroom, on wood, whatever!

4.  Diffuse for fresh smell

It’s going to be summer time soon!  I know I’m not the only one that likes to change the way my house smells with the seasons.  Christmas time I only diffuse the Christmas Spirit oil, fall is cinnamon and clove, well summer is lemon and citrus smells!  They smell so good and help to keep your house smelling fresh!  I love to combine it with Rosemary or Pine EO, which both smell extremely fresh and clean!

5.  Dryer ball fresh scent

I’ve done away with dryer sheets a while ago, when I decided to try to minimize waste and opt for more reusable items.  So I invested in some wool dryer balls, which I love!  You can add your own EO’s to them so your close smell fresh, and you can change the smell to whatever you want!  In the summer, I love using lemon 🙂 I just love that fresh clean smell!

Hopefully this post helps you to see that essential oils really aren’t that scary!  You can use them in so many different ways!  Diffusing EO’s is usually always a safe bet, and you are still getting amazing benefits, even though you may not know what they are!  If you’re completely confused with essential oils and what to use them for, just start by diffusing them!  You can experiment with all the smells and see how they make you feel!  As you continue to learn more your knowledge will grow!  Just don’t be afraid to pop open all those bottles and see what smells the best!  That’s always a good place to start!

How do you use lemon essential oil?  I would love to know!  Check out my post on how to use Melrose EO here!    Let me know in the comments below!

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