Citrus limon

One of doTERRA’s top-selling essential oils, Lemon has multiple benefits and uses. Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavour of desserts and main dishes. Lemon has an uplifting, energising aroma.



Citrus limon

15 ml
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Primary Benefits

  • Can be used to add a refreshing flavour to water or a myriad of recipes from savoury to sweet desserts.
  • Cold pressed from lemon rinds to preserve its delicate nature and useful, potent properties.
  • Uplifting and energising properties that promote a positive mood with its invigorating aroma.

Baking with Lemon

Are you a fan of lemon-infused desserts? You can add a sweet and zesty punch to your favourite treats and dessert recipes when you add a little Lemon essential oil. When used properly, Lemon essential oil often adds a sweet, sugary taste to desserts, without the processed sugar or other alternative ingredients. Your favourite lemon-flavoured treats are waiting to be transformed – try your hand at baking with Lemon oil today!
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  • Add Lemon oil to your water for a refreshing taste or as an alternative to sodas and sugary drinks.
  • Add Lemon oil to your favourite treats and dessert recipes for a sweet and zesty punch.

Directions for Use

For food flavouring.


Only use diluted. Take no more than one drop per day. Keep out of reach of children. Keep out of eyes and mucosa. In case of skin contact, avoid sunlight and UV rays for at least 12 hours after applying.

Complete Essentials

The doTERRA Family Essentials Kit contains 10 essential oils and blends – the everyday essentials parents need to care for their families. Experience the infinite ways that doTERRA essential oils can help your family and enrich your home.
This Kit Contains

5 ml bottles of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue™, doTERRA Air™, ZenGest™, and On Guard™


Why Brazil?

A small portion of our lemons are sourced in southern Brazil. The climate is similar to that of southern Italy, and citrus fruits – like lemons – thrive.

Why Italy?

Lemons in Italy can grow to be the size of softballs, thriving in the warm climate and fertile soil. Most of the lemons sourced for our essential oil are from the island of Sicily.

How Does it Work?

   Brazil & Italy

The essential oil is found in the peel of the lemon. It takes 75 whole lemons to produce one 15 ml bottle of essential oil. The processing of Lemon essential oil, similar to the processing of many other citrus oils, is a by-product of the fresh fruit industry. Fresh lemons that cannot be sold to the fresh market because of bruising or other aesthetic deficiencies are pressed for juice and essential oil. The juice and oil provide a dual use for leftover fruit.

The oil comes from “rasping” the peel (similar to a cheese grater that scratches the peel) on special equipment. The rasping equipment is submerged in water, just enough to cover the blades, and as it scratches the peel, the oil is released into the water. The fruit comes out looking something like a small, fuzzy ball with the peel completely removed. The oil is then separated from the water in a centrifuge, where it is processed at least twice. The fruit is juiced after the peel/oil have been removed.

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Sustaining Long-term Partnerships

One of doTERRA's core sourcing principles is to provide sustaining, multi-year contracts with growers and distillers based on solidarity and respect. Here's how long-term partnerships are helping our partners in Italy & Brazil:

  • By maintaining long-term relationships with suppliers, they can count on consistent payments
  • They, in turn, are then able to provide a steady income for the farmers from whom they purchase their fruit
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What's in your bottle?

You will find your Quality ID on the bottom of doTERRA single essential oil bottles purchased after May 2016. The Quality ID will contain a series of six or seven numbers and one letter.

How to find your Quality ID

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