5 Ways to Clean with Lemon Essential Oil

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Over here at My Wonderful Walls, we love our essential oils! Check out these 5 great tips for cleaning with lemon essential oil:

1). Organic All-Purpose Cleaner: Make your own natural, lemon-y fresh all purpose cleaner by grabbing an empty spray bottle (preferably glass or thick BPA free plastic) and adding 1 part water with 1 part white vinegar. Next, add 6 or 7 drops of your favorite lemon essential oil and shake, shake, shake your groove thang baby to mix it all up! *Tip: you can use Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar in place of white vinegar for an even better smell ;)

2). Fruit and Veggie Wash: Scrub your fruits and veggies squeaky clean by mixing 10-15 drops of organic lemon essential oil with 4-6 cups of water in a large mixing bowl. Let fruits and veggies soak about 5 min, then rinse clean. *Tip: since essential oil doesn't go bad like lemon juice, you can store a fresh batch of this mixture in a spray bottle under your kitchen sink to fire at those fruits and veggies when needed.

3). Remove Stains from Your Clothes: Simply apply a drop or two of lemon essential oil directly to a stain or grease stain before throwing in the wash, and viola! Stain is gone.

4). 
Fight Allergies: Unfortunately for some of us, spring doesn't put a spring in our step because it also means allergy season -ahchoo! Here's a great, all natural alternative to over-the-counter allergy meds and antihistamines. Just mix 1 drop of the following essential oils; lavender, lemon, and peppermint with a smidgen of coconut oil and rub it on feet, chest, neck and temples on either side of your head. *Tip: you can also add a few drops of lemon essential oil to your favorite herbal tea to help relieve congestion. Sweeten with raw honey for extra, soothing comfort. 

5). 
Exfoliate Your Skin and Boost Your Mood: Last, but not least, lemon face and body scrub, my personal favorite! This scrub is easy to make and is a great mood booster, especially if you use in the morning. Simply combine dry oatmeal, raw honey and a bit of water in a small bowl or container to make a paste (not too runny!). Then, add a 3-5 drops of lemon essential oil to the paste, mix with fingers, and rub on your face in a gentle circular motion. Wait about five minutes, then rinse and wash your face with a gentle organic soap. 

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  • Lauryn R
    Lauryn R

    I love lemons! They are definitely an amazing citrus fruit with so many helpful and delicious uses! I will definitely be trying some of these methods, thank you for sharing! :)

  • Sally Gearhart
    Sally Gearhart

    I love the tip for allergies, my family suffers quite often. Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to try it out & also for stains!

  • Krista M
    Krista M

    My son gets so many food stains on his clothing, specifically my most dreaded which is mustard. I really have to try using the lemon essential oil on that before putting in the wash, because even stain-remover pre-treatment doesn’t get lift the stain. Thanks for the tip!

  • judith martinez
    judith martinez

    Citrus is my favorite scent for any cleaning product. It just smells clean.

  • Amy
    Amy

    I love the fruit and veggie wash tip!

  • Kathleen Kelly
    Kathleen Kelly

    There are so many different uses for essential oils. I use them frequently. Thanks for sharing.

  • Rebecca B
    Rebecca B

    Lemon is my favorite, essential oil, flavor,scent.

  • Clark M
    Clark M

    Love the smell of lemons in the house. Right now I buy cleaning products with lemon added, but I may have to try the oils, depends on how costly they are. Thanks for the tip.

  • ERICA WEAVER
    ERICA WEAVER

    I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO TRY OILS OUT SO BAD I WISH THEY AERENT SO EXPENSIVE I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE DIY SOAPS AND CLEANERS WITH THESE

  • ouida stokes
    ouida stokes

    I had no idea there was so many uses for lemon essential oils and grease stains, this I have to try. I love the smell of lemons and to exfoliate with it too. awesome.

  • Angelica Dimeo
    Angelica Dimeo

    I did not know that Lemon Oil had so many useful uses,Thanks for the tips.

  • Maria Flores
    Maria Flores

    It was so good to read that Lemon Essential Oil is good for cleaning my fruits and vegetables. The 4 other tips were also very good! Now I need to purchase some Essential Oil especially the Lemon!

  • Alicia Matthews
    Alicia Matthews

    I just started using essential oils – thank you for the tips!!!

  • Jodi Hunter
    Jodi Hunter

    This was an incredible post, thanks.

  • Jessica Reurich
    Jessica Reurich

    Love lemon essential oil, its my favorite scent! Thanks for these tips!

  • Corry L.
    Corry L.

    I’ve been exfoliating with lemon juice and sugar. Works great! Thanks for sharing tips on other uses!

  • Dotty J Boucher
    Dotty J Boucher

    Pretty interesting, I never thought about lemon removing stains from the clothing, Will have to try this and I do use lemon for
    my colds and stuffy nose.
    @tisonlyme143

  • CARLA BONESTEEL
    CARLA BONESTEEL

    These are good tips, and I love the smell of Lemon…I’ll possibly try some of these soon.

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