Here are some cool facts about lemon oil:

  1. It is one of the easiest available yet the most effective, essential oils.
  2. It works equally well for skin care and hair care regimens.
  3. It effectively resists dangerous bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus and E. coli.
  4. It is safe for infants and can help treat cradle caps painlessly.
  5. Inhaling its vapors can decrease stress and help you feel positive.

It is easy to confuse lemon oil with lemon juice. You might even think of it as the sweet and tangy lemonade you would have in the summer. However, all these three derivatives are different and they serve different purposes. The oil is what we shall discuss today because of its proven effectiveness in treating several common hair care issues like dandruff and itching.

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What Is Lemon Oil?

Lemon Oil is an antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory ingredient. Extracted from the citrus fruit’s peel, it is widely used in treating various common skin care and hair care issues. It works best as an essential oil but is also used in many top-quality anti-dandruff hair conditioners and hair masks. Part of the reason is its easy availability and near-zero cost of extraction. (It is thus also used in aromatherapy).

The household method of making lemon oil is easy but time-consuming. It requires washing the lemons in cold water and peeling their jackets. The peels are mixed in carrier oil and kept in an airtight container in diffused sunlight for two weeks. The resulting mixture is then strained off through a cotton cloth and the oil is ready for use. Please note that homemade lemon oil is good for only a fortnight and should not be used thereafter.


It is advisable to switch to lemon essential oil to treat seasonal and commonplace hair care issues. While we have mentioned some of its more important areas of usage, the following pointers will mention its benefits. 

Here are some of the best uses of lemon oil:

  1. Helps reduce bacterial or fungal infection in the hair follicles, thus reducing hair fall
  2. Reduces itching
  3. Works equally great in hair oil or hair shampoo
  4. Controls sebum, reduces excess sebum in the scalp
  5. Works like a safe and gentle bleaching agent (it has citric acid)
  6. Works equally well for all hair types
  7. Offers a tangy and refreshing fragrance

Using lemon oil for hair surely comes with a ton of benefits. We advise you to opt for specialized hair care products to maximize them. You should thus go for safe, gentle, and toxin-free products that are certified by Made Safe, FDA, and PETA for complete peace of mind. This would ensure you get the best return for your money at zero risk. 

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After discussing the benefits of lemon essential oil, it is important to top the discussion with some of our best-known hair care products. They work great on all hair types and can help you get rid of dandruff and other fungus-related issues. We recommend you try our Tea Tree Anti Dandruff Hair Mask. It helps reduce dandruff, controls excess sebum, and minimizes itching.

This toxin-free and Made Safe-certified hair mask comes powered with Tea Tree Oil that helps negate the spread of dandruff-causing fungus. It also features Argan Oil and Cedarwood Oil that provide a higher dose of Vitamin E and antioxidants, thus reducing excessive itching. We recommend using this hair mask not more than twice a week. This would help you maximize the beneficial uses of lemon oil for hair.

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Bonus: A Power-Packed Duo of Lemon-Based Hair Shampoo and Conditioner

1. Lemon Anti-Dandruff Shampoo with Lemon & Ginger for up to 100% Dandruff & Itch-free Scalp

Are you looking for a toxin-free hair shampoo to help remove up to 100% dandruff? Try our all-new Lemon Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. It comes powered with Lemon and Ginger, which help reduce dandruff and itchiness. Using this shampoo regularly also prevents the recurrence of this fungus-related hair care issue. The presence of Zinc Pyrithione also enhances its overall effectiveness and makes your scalp dandruff-free.

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2. Lemon Anti-Dandruff Conditioner with Lemon & Ginger for Soft & Smooth Hair

Enriched with Lemon and Ginger, this toxin-free hair conditioner helps make the hair softer and smoother. It also controls frizz and seasonal dryness. Our Lemon Anti-Dandruff Conditioner with Lemon & Ginger for Soft & Smooth Hair also features Zinc Pyrithione and Coconut Oil that help accentuate its lemon’s antibacterial benefits. It plays a perfect complementary role to our Lemon Anti-Dandruff Shampoo mentioned above. 

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Disclaimer: The toxin-free duo of shampoo and conditioner features lemon extracts, and not exactly the citrus fruit’s oil. However, this does not reduce its effectiveness in any way. These hair care products work great on all hair types and can be used twice a week without concerns. Please back its use with a matching hair serum for the best results. 

Summing up!

We all know the multiple benefits of using lemon oil for skin care regimens, but its importance in hair care regimens was somewhat not established. We have tried to do the reverse in this article. We hope you get a safe and effective anti-dandruff experience with our lemon-based hair care products. Be sure to follow a positive hair care regimen and power the same with a hair growth oil to maximize the benefits.


  1. What is essential lemon oil good for?

    Lemon Oil is an antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory ingredient. Extracted from lemon peel, it is widely used to treat various common skin and hair care issues. As an essential oil, it is used in many toxin-free anti-dandruff hair conditioners and hair masks. Part of the reason is its easy availability and near-zero cost of extraction. 

  2. What is lemon oil?

    Lemon oil is an essential oil extracted from this citrus fruit's peels. It can be directly applied to the skin to reduce itching or mixed with carrier oil to apply on the scalp. It helps treat minor infections like dandruff and itching. It disinfects the local skin of bacteria and fungus, and offers an anti-inflammatory action. Coupling it with tea tree oil makes it doubly effective.

  3. How to use lemon oil for hair growth?

    It is best to mix lemon oil with carrier oil to avail of its benefits for hair care plans. Mixing it with carrier oil and applying it to your scalp would prevent your hair from becoming photosensitive in direct sunlight. We recommend you opt for Mamaearth’s toxin-free Anti-Dandruff Hair Mask to drive out dandruff and other minor scalp infections for faster hair growth. It may be supplemented with its Lemon Hair Shampoo and Hair Conditioner.

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