lemons for hair

You rely on it every day to sterilize your household items in the kitchen and bathroom. You use it in your tea for a sore throat, and on a wound to speed up the healing process while providing a clean protective layer. But have you started using lemon essential oil in your hair? You should.

Lemon juice contains 5 to 6 percent citric acid and has a low pH balance, meaning it is considered the perfect all-natural antibacterial agent.

First discovered in the Mediterranean regions of Spain and Portugal, lemon oil has a long valued history in its herbal and medicinal contributions throughout the world and even still today. Sustainable Baby Steps says "it requires about 3,000 lemons to make one kilo of lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)." So, while this essential oil is widely popular and attainable at most health, beauty, and natural food store, it is still precious and deemed highly valuable in its benefits.

What does it do?

Balance sebum production

For oily skin and scalp, lemon oil works to balance out their extra sebum production. Add four drops to wet hands and massage it through your hair on wet, not soaking hair after every co-wash. It will, over time, reduce your need to use a shampoo as frequently.


Lemon is also a well-known antiseptic that effectively disinfects minor cuts and wounds in the scalp you may not even knew you had. According to Uncle Harry's, "the oil has many different properties, one of the most important being its ability to activate the white corpuscles that defend the body against any infection." Did you just take down a protective style that may have agitated your follicles? Use some lemon essential oil to rejuvenate your scalp back to normal.

Aromatherapeutic effects

If you tend to do your wash routine in the mornings, lemon essential oil is a great addition. It will wake up your body and mind with its potent, fresh scent.

Products with lemon oil

Lemon oil works on literally every hair type--from straight to coily, and from dry to oily. Here are some products that will help you get your lemon fix.

Aubrey Organics Biotin Repair Scalp Tonic

This treatment is packed with a long list of beneficial ingredients that provide the vital nutrients a scalp needs for healthier hair growth. It contains growth encouraging biotin, nourishing nettle extract, and smoothing burdock root.

Kiehl`s Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Conditioner

If you are looking for a conditioner that will make hair feel thicker, shinier, and more luscious, this is it. Made with olive fruit and avocado oils, it provides necessary protein that helps fine hair feel fuller and look more vibrant.

Jane Carter Solution Hair Nourishing Serum

Why not get multiple citrus essential oil benefits in one bottle? This lightweight stimulating scalp serum fills the cortex of each follicles with important vitamins that will restore damaged, dry hair.

Desert Essence Organics Hair Care Shampoo

This gentle cleansing shampoo also contains Leptospermum Petersonii Oil, which falls into the tea tree oil category. Together, this and lemon oil provide nourishment to an inflamed, itchy scalp and soothe hair.

Have you used lemon essential oil on your hair yet?