What is lemon oil?

For anyone looking to find reliable products to care for their and body with, lemon oil has become very popular. And it’s easy to see why. Lemon oil is taken from one of the most nutritionally powerful fruits in the world. It’s become a source of powerful healing and cleansing, and has commonly used to help with both hair and skin conditions. It’s also commonly used in personal healing and self-care. For many people, lemon oil is a fine product to use for things like clearing their skin, and reducing inflammation.

However, lemon oil also has some very important benefits to our hair as a whole. If you were to consider using lemon oil for hair, what kind of benefits could you expect? 

Lemon Oil For Hair: Benefits

Given that lemon oil can be used for various long-term healing purposes, it’s easy to see why so many people put their time and effort into trying it out. If you would like to see what lemon oil can do for your hair especially, though, we recommend that you try it out due to the following benefits:

  • Lemon oil is a strong antimicrobial solution, which can help with killing off infections.
  • Lemon oil can help to relieve your skin from stress and improve your skin quality, helping your hair.
  • It’s great for healing wounds and getting rid of general pain, especially on the scalp.
  • As a strong antifungal solution, too, lemon oil is great for killing off fungal infections.
  • This can help to give your body the rest it needs to allow natural hair growth. 

Lemon Oil Side Effects

Of course, just like any other kind of essential oil you have to be quite careful about how much you use. Try and avoid excessive intake of lemon oil and also look out for some of the following signs:

  • Lemon oil can lead to irritation from the sun, so try and avoid direct sunlight.
  • Allergic reactions can be quite common, which can lead to photo-toxicity in some cases.
  • Lemon oil has also been shown to have a toxic effect in animals, so avoid using near animals.
  • You might also find that you can have a small upset stomach with prolonged use of lemon oil.

Written by Jordan Prichard. Medically reviewed by Dr. Shane Jackson, MBBS. Last modified on 20/05/2020. 


Dr. Shane Jackson a UK based doctor, working within the NHS for 9 years. With experience in both Medicine and Surgery, his time is now spent mainly in Elderly care and Rehabilitation. Outside of his clinical work he has a strong educational presence, teaching undergraduates and foreign doctors wishing to work in the UK. He is passionate about the dissemination of healthcare for all, providing consultancy for health, well-being and biotech startups worldwide. Dr. Jackson is the founder of Acrosophy, which helps school leavers applying to medical, dental and associated courses at the top universities in the country. 

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