Lemon essential oil: Handmade apothecary
GUYS, lemon essential oil. I can’t get enough of it. Literally, I need to order it every month because I use it like it’s the nectar of the gods. I thought lavender was my soul oil, but I definitely use lemon essential oil more often.
When teaching people about the essential oils I use, people wonder about the cost of DoTerra essential oils; are you really getting your money’s worth? This series will cover the ten most popular oils that come in a kit and will show you how much you can actually do with your 15 mL bottle of essential oil (I’m basing my evaluation on the Home Essentials kit which comes with 10 essential oils in 15 mL bottles, excluding Deep Blue which only comes in a 5 mL bottle. Each 15 mL bottle has approximately 250 drops and a 5 mL has about 85 drops). Be sure to read the disclaimer if you haven’t already!
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Things you can make with a bottle of lemon essential oil
Some of these DIY will require additional essential oils included in the kit. So when you buy a kit, you can make all of these things without needing to buy more oils. Recipes that include oils that are not included in the kit will be marked with a * and have a variation to suit the oils in your kit.
Non-toxic cleaner: I literally clean my house with nothing more than white vinegar and essential oils, with the occasional dish soap. I use a 16 oz glass spray bottle filled with white vinegar and add 20 drops of lemon essential oil (or you can split the oil ratio 50/50 and add On-Guard). Shake before use, spray on the surface and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping down. I also use this to mop my floors 😊
Breakout blend: I call this my “spot remover”, but I basically use it whenever I get breakouts. You’ll need two other oils that come in the kits (oregano and melaleuca) but only 10 drops of lemon. Bonus: this doubles as a bug bite/sting soother. Follow the tutorial here.
Itchy plant salve: you’ll need a few other essential oils that come in the kit, but only 10 drops of lemon essential oil. I use this for those horrid, red spots and welts you get when you walk through poison ivy. Click here for the tutorial and recipe.
Charcoal paste: I love this brightening charcoal toothpaste. This recipe uses a few other oils included in your kit, but you’ll only need 5 drops of lemon essential oil.
Easy lemon-infused honey: I love infusing honey with various herbs, but I also love adding a drop of essential oil to one cup of honey—and lemon is one of my favorites. All it takes is 1 drop per cup of honey. A lot of times I’ll also add one drop of On-Guard and make this detox tea.
DIY natural highlight spray: guys, a combo of lemon essential oil and the SUNSHINE can brighten and lighten your hair. My little sister is trying this out and she totally wishes she had taken a before photo so we could show you buuuut, she didn’t. And my hair is so dark I question whether it would work for me or not…or if I’d even want it to. But basically, all you need is a 2 oz. fine mist bottle, 10 drops of lemon essential oil, and fill it up with water. Spray on your hair and go hang out in the summer sun.
Natural throat spray: use this in combination with peppermint for a cooling effect, or use as a stand-alone throat spray when it hurts. You’ll need another 2 oz. fine mist spray bottle and 10 drops lemon essential oil and water. This should only be made as needed as water that does not have some sort of preservative in it will eventually breed bacteria.
Seasonal support roller blend: if you read about my oils and herbs for “seasonal discomforts”, aka “nature trying to kill me”, then you know that lemon is one of three oils that is use to combat nature when she’s the worst. For this you’ll need 10 drops of lemon, 10 drops of lavender, and 20 drops peppermint. Combine in a 10 mL bottle and fill with a carrier oil—if you’re not sure how to do that just check out this post!
Lemon Essential oil breakdown
A bottle of lemon essential oil costs $10 (wholesale). There are approximately 250 drops in a 15 mL bottle. IF you made everything in this post, you just used 76 drops of lemon essential oil, which means you still have 174 drops left. Guys, that’s more than half a bottle. You just handmade all of these beautiful things for your home and apothecary and you STILL HAVE OIL LEFT. You can use this to diffuse, add to your water, cook with, etc.
And guess what? You don’t even have to make all of these things—just make the ones you want or need! Which one is on your list? If you found this helpful pin and share with your friends!