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Lemon Oil

Lemon Oil

Citrus limon


doTERRA Lemon oil has cleansing, purifying, and invigorating properties for an uplifting, positive boost throughout the day. Shop our best-selling Lemon oil.




The top-selling doTERRA essential oil, Lemon has multiple benefits and uses. Lemon is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air and surfaces, and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home. When added to water, Lemon provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day.* Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes. Taken internally, Lemon provides cleansing and digestive benefits.* When diffused, Lemon has an uplifting aroma.



  • Add Lemon oil to a spray bottle of water to clean tables, countertops, and other surfaces. Lemon oil also makes a great furniture polish; simply add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes.
  • Use a cloth soaked in Lemon oil to preserve and protect your leather furniture and other leather surfaces or garments.
  • Lemon oil is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals.
  • Diffuse to create an uplifting environment.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in four fluid ounces of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

This oil is Kosher certified.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight and UV rays for at least 12 hours after applying product.


Primary Benefits

  • Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
  • Internal use naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion
  • Uplifting, positive aroma

Aromatic Description

Clean, fresh, citrus, bright

Collection Method

Cold Pressed/Expression

Plant Part

Lemon rinds (peel)

Main Constituents

Limonene, β-pinene, γ-terpinene



Sweet and citrusy, Lemon essential oil supports the health of the respiratory and digestive system. A favorite for diffusing, Lemon is emotionally energizing and can be used in natural cleaning products.


Usage Tips:

  • Diffuse to create an uplifting environment.
  • Add one drop of Lemon essential oil to a glass of water for a refreshing drink that aids digestion and naturally cleanses the body.*
  • Add Lemon Essential Oil to a spray bottle of water to clean tables, countertops, and other surfaces.
  • For a gentle furniture polish, simply add a few drops of Lemon to olive oil on a cloth to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes.
  • Wipe down stainless steel appliances with a soft cloth soaked in Lemon oil for a streak-free clean.

Learn More

What is Lemon Essential Oil Used For?

Cleansing, energizing, and emotionally invigorating, Lemon is the perfect oil to diffuse for encouraging a positive mood. Taken internally, Lemon can assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort and provide cleansing and digestive benefits.*

Lemon essential oil has a clean, fresh, citrus scent and is known to support healthy respiratory function.* doTERRA Lemon essential oil is sourced in Italy and Brazil, which offer ideal growing conditions for producing this bright and tangy essential oil.

Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rind of the fruit. On average, a single Lemon tree produces between 500 and 600 lemons a year, which yield approximately seven ounces of Lemon essential oil annually.

The primary constituent of Lemon essential oil is Limonene, which is a popular ingredient in household cleaning products. You can make your own green cleaning products with Lemon essential that are free of harmful chemicals and safe for your home and family.


Can You Add Lemon Essential Oil to Drinking Water and Food?

Lemon essential oil is often used in cooking and is popular in both savory and sweet dishes. Add a few drops to marinades for fish and chicken or to add a little zing to salad dressings. A favorite addition to cookies, cakes, puddings, and pastries, Lemon is equally tasty in green smoothies. It also makes a natural water flavoring.



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