How can I make lemon essential oil?

Ms. Ashley Koff, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
Lemons are a stress-reducing super citrus fruit. Create your own lemon essential oil using the lemon peel, which contains potent stress-reducing oils. Add a few drops of this essential oil to water and place in a spray bottle for a relaxing spritz.

Ingredients:
  • 1 lemon
  • Cold-pressed olive oil
Directions:
1. Grate the outside of the lemon over a bowl.
2. Fill a small glass bottle halfway with the grated lemon zest. Fill the rest of the bottle with olive oil.
3. Set the bottle on a windowsill or somewhere else that gets a lot of sun. Leave it there for a few days, but shake the bottle a few times per day.
 
Store lemon oil in an airtight container at room temperature.

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