Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil vs. Fresh Lemon Juice


Why use lemon oil instead of lemon juice?

We get asked this question quite a lot. The difference is: one is an acid and the other is an essential volatile oil.

1 drop of lemon essential oil costs 3p, whereas a non organic lemon is 31p

Here’s a great article about the benefits of lemon oil

Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil vs. Fresh Lemon Juice – Jen Broyles

Here are a few easy, practical ways you can use lemon essential oil.


  • Add 2–4 drops to the diffuser of your choice to help boost your mood and improve the scent of the room.
  • Rub 1–2 drops into your palms and inhale to invigorate your mind and body.
  • Pour a couple drops into air vents to fill your house or car with a citrusy aroma.


  • Add 1–2 drops to baked goods, beverages, or your favorite entrée to create a zesty flavor.
  • Mix a couple drops with raw honey for immune-boosting benefits.*
  • Add a couple drops to warm water with honey to help soothe irritated throat and boost your immune system.*
  • Place a drop on your toothbrush or tongue for fresher breath and a cleaner mouth.


  • Rub a drop on your hands after being in a public place such as a public bathroom or before pushing shopping carts.
  • Apply to cleanse specific area on the skin.
  • Massage 2–4 drops onto your skin to improve circulation


  • Rub 1–2 drops to remove gum, oil, grease, sap, or crayon.
  • Combine with water in a spray bottle to clean surfaces.
  • Use to clean silverware and baking dishes.


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