Lemon oil (citrus limonium) is extracted from the peel of a lemon, and contains
antibacterial, antiseptic and antiviral properties, making it an amazing natural disinfectant.
Combined with a fresh, clean scent, the disinfecting properties of this oil make it ideal for
use in a variety of cleaning and sanitizing methods.
Place a few drops to a steam vaporizer or diffuser to cleanse the air and dispel odors.
Add to an unscented soap for an invigorating and disinfecting hand wash.
Place 10-20 drops in a spray bottle and add distilled water. Shake and use as a universal
surface cleanser, fabric and room refresher. This solution can also be strengthened for use
in cleaning carpets and floors.
For use in exceptionally dirty loads of laundry, add 15-25 drops to an unscented liquid
laundry detergent before running a load.
Add a few drops to dishwasher detergent for a natural disinfectant that also leaves your
dishes with a refreshing and appetizing scent.
2-3 drops applied directly to an affected surface helps to cut and remove dirty grease and
Also add 2-3 drops of lemon oil to a butcher’s block or cutting board to clean and disinfect
As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with
your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very
empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own
discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.