5 Ways to Clean with Lemon Essential Oil

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. 

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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

    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.



  • 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.


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

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