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Citrus Oils Uses and Benefits

Citrus Oils

Young Living’s Citrus Oils

Grapefruit | Jade Lemon | Lemon

Lime | Orange | Tangerine | Citrus Fresh Blend

Are you looking for a fresh clean scent? Which essential oil do you reach for? The citrus essential oils, of course!

All of Young Living’s oils are cold-pressed from citrus rinds. Each citrus oil has versatile uses. Every one of the Young Living oils also has its own special traits to naturally enhance your lifestyle.

Citrus oils are among the favorites in any essential oil collection.

They are versatile and effective, plus they smell so good! The most popular citrus oils in aromatherapy today are lemon, grapefruit, lime, orange, and bergamot essential oil. Use any of these oils in your diffuser of choice to transform the aroma in your home.

Citrus Oils make us Happy!

They are happy, uplifting oils. Citrus oils have been called liquid sunshine in a bottle. Young Living’s citrus oils are derived from the rind of citrus fruits. Use these oils to replace store-bought room freshener sprays that are unnatural.

Discover the versatility of each squeezed peel below.

Grapefruit essential oil

Citrus Oils - Grapefruit Essential Oil, 15 mlGrapefruit essential oil has a fresh, citrus aroma that is energizing and uplifting. This oil is rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene. It is nourishing to the skin. Like many cold-pressed oils, it is a popular oil to use in conjunction with weight management programs. Grapefruit may also be used to enhance the flavor of food and water.

What sets it apart?

Grapefruit essential oil is a staple with a vibrant, uplifting scent—minus any bitterness from the fruit.

Also found in Slique® Essence and Cel-Lite Magic™ Massage Oil

How to Use Grapefruit Essential Oil:

  • Room Freshener:  Grapefruit’s complex scent is a welcome burst of freshness on its own or when combined with other essential oils.
  • Skin-cleansing power: This essential oil’s benefits also include its skin-cleansing properties, which leave skin with a smooth-looking glow. Refresh your evening ritual by adding Grapefruit essential oil to your lotions, toners, or cleansers, so you can see the benefits to your skin firsthand. Keep in mind that Grapefruit is a photosensitive oil, and it’s recommended that you avoid sunlight and UV rays for 12 hours after topical application.
  • Citrus lips: Want even more Grapefruit goodness? Make lips soft and smooth with a swipe of our Grapefruit Lip Balm. It seals in moisture with coconut oil and wolfberry seed oil and leaves a fresh, fruity taste. You’ll love it during the summer and all year long!

Jade Lemon essential oil

Jade Lemon Essential Oil, 5 ml


Jade Lemon contains high levels of d-limonene, which helps invigorate, uplift, and energize, as well as support clarity of thought and purpose. Jade Lemon oil supports skin health; helps open and release emotional blocks; and is useful to clean, detox, and purify.

Also found in Thieves® Laundry Soap and Thieves Dish Soap

What sets it apart?

Jade Lemon has a unique lemon-lime scent.  The aroma is sweeter and less tart but still has the familiar Lemon scent.

How to use Jade Lemon

  • Remove crayons or permanent markers from walls. Take note, parents!
  • Diffuse near your shoe rack to eliminate unwanted odors.
  • Add to dishwashing detergent to give a fresh scent to your dishes and dishwasher at the same time!
  • Put a drop of Jade Lemon Vitality™ in plain yogurt for a uniquely sweet flavor. Tickle your palate by adding berries and Gary’s True Grit® Einkorn Granola to make a parfait.
  • Add to your favorite skincare products for a brighter skin tone.

Lemon essential oil

Lemon Essential oil, 15 ml.Lemon is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air and surfaces and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home. Lemon oil has a strong, purifying, citrus scent. Lemon consists of 68 percent d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant. It is delightfully refreshing in water. It may be beneficial for the skin. The peels of 75 lemons go into one 15 ml bottle of Lemon essential oil.

Also found in Thieves Product Line, Forgiveness™, and Surrender™

What sets it apart?

Lemon essential oil is often used for its fresh, undeniably clean scent.

How to use Lemon

  • Apply a few drops to your hair to remove the gum. Sticky hair beware!
  • Help kids focus during quiet time by adding Lemon to your diffuser.
  • Add one drop of Lemon Vitality™ to hot or iced tea for an extra-tasty tang.
  • Bring a fresh scent to your squeaky clean home by adding a few drops to your floor, window, or surface cleaning solutions.
  • Use in your nighttime routine to get skin with youthful radiance.

Lime essential oil

Lime Essential Oil # 3074The pleasant citrus aroma of lime may help mental clarity and encourage creativity. Today, this essential oil is best known throughout the world as a way to help support a healthy immune system.

Also found in Stress Away™, ART Beauty Masque, and Common Sense Oil Blend.

What sets it apart?

Lime essential oil, though not necessarily sour, is tarter than the other citrus essential oils.

How to use Lime

  • Diffuse to clean the air and lift your mood.
  • Add to a cotton ball to help remove grease spots and sticky residues.
  • Lime oil tastes great in your drinking water for enhanced flavor.
  • Add 1 drop to your facial cleanser or shampoo for added cleansing properties.

Orange essential oil

Orange Essential Oil, 15 ml.Orange oil offers a sweet, peaceful aroma that can fill a room with a sense of peace, harmony, and creativity. Orange Essential Oil has a rich, fruity scent that lifts the spirit while providing a calming influence on the body.

Also found in NingXia Red and ImmuPro.

What sets it apart?

Often called liquid sunshine, citrus oil benefits include Orange essential oil’s aroma is bright, happy, and sweet. It is a good complement to all other scents, including other citrus essential oils, floral oils, spice oils, and herb oils.

How to use Orange

  • Diffuse Orange essential oil in your children’s play areas. They’ll love the sweet, playful scent!
  • Orange is a great seasonal scent for both warmer and cooler months. Diffuse Orange with Lime, Lemon, or Tangerine for a sunny warm-weather scent.
  • Combine 8–10 drops with distilled water or witch hazel in a small spray bottle and spritz over linens and in closets to keep your sheets, towels, and clothes smelling great.
  • Easily remove the tape and other adhesive residues with this versatile oil!

Tangerine essential oil

Tangerine Essential Oil, 15 mlThe tangerine essential oil has a sweet, citrusy aroma that is uplifting. An excellent oil to help uplift the spirit and bring about a sense of security, tangerine is also rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene. Tangerine oil is known for its cleansing properties. This citrus blend essential oil is a favorite.

Also found in oil blends: Dream Catcher, Inner Child, and Relaxation Massage Oil.

What sets it apart?

How to make citrus oil tangerine essential oil has a very concentrated citrus scent that is sweeter than any others in the citrus family.


How to use Tangerine

  • Sore muscles – Rub 1 drop of Tangerine oil on the area of concern.
  • Poor Circulation – Rub 1 drop of Tangerine oil over the area of concern or place one drop in a veggie capsule and take it internally.
  • Achy joints – Rub 1 drop of Tangerine oil on the area of concern.
  • To Reduce Stress – Rub 1 drop of Tangerine and 1 drop of Lavender on the bottoms of the feet, or over the heart.
  • Congestion – Rub 1 drop of Tangerine and 1 drop of Eucalyptus over the chest.

Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend

Citrus Fresh Blend, 15 mlCitrus Fresh Blend combines Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lemon, and Mandarin oils with a hint of Spearmint. Citrus Fresh Essential Oil is a proprietary Young Living blend that offers an uplifting, refreshing aroma that you can diffuse to transform the home, work, and classroom spaces.

What sets it apart?

This is a lovely aroma combining favorite citrus oils. Think of Citrus Fresh as the queen of citrus oils. We included this deliciously aromatic blend because it embodies all the bright, fresh elements of individual citrus oils.


How to use Citrus Fresh

  • Start out your day with super-sunny scents by adding a few drops to your body wash!
  • Diffuse 3 drops of Citrus Fresh with 3 drops of Cedarwood and 1 drop of Copaiba for a honeydew-like, springtime aroma.
  • Put a few drops of Citrus Fresh Vitality™ in your homemade salad dressings for an extra punch of citrus flavor.
  • Add 10-15 drops to 1 cup of Epsom salt to make your own bath salts.


Young Living Tip:

Most citrus essential oils are photosensitive, meaning they can cause irritation when applied to skin that is exposed to the sun. Read the label for directions before using these oils topically. We know it’s hard to choose, but which citrus oil is your favorite?

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In addition, the most requested items include Lavender oil, single oils, oil blends, roll-ons, massage oils, Lavender oil-infused bath products, and Thieves Oil Blend products such as foaming bath soap, toothpaste, mouthwash, and laundry soap. Plus we have a variety of diffusers to liven up your home or office and much more. Our story started more than 20 years ago with a simple, home-built essential oil distillery. Today, our farms and community span the globe. Because of our proven commitment to providing nature’s best, millions trust us to deliver superior essential oils.

Citrus oil where to buy

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