5 Ways to Clean with Lemon Essential Oil

by Cassie's Creative Corner on March 22, 2016
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.

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. 

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.