Lemon essential oil has powerful antifungal properties for treating certain skin overgrowths. In fact, a 2017 review of studies notes it’s effective against fungi that cause athlete’s foot, thrush, and yeast infections when applied topically.
A small 2016 study found that lemon essential oil reduced anxiety among people after undergoing orthopedic surgery.
The same study concluded that lemon essential oil was more effective at relieving stress than other essential oils such as lavender and rose.
A 2006 study performed on mice showed that lemon essential oil was a powerful calming and mood-improving agent during three stress test experiments.
Try setting up a diffuser with lemon oil to release its sweet, tangy scent in your room while you get some rest. The calming properties of lemon oil can help relax both your mind and the muscles in your throat.
Another small study performed in 2008 concluded that aromatherapy with essential oils such as lemon could improve the cognitive function of people with Alzheimer’s disease.
In a 2014 study of 100 pregnant women, aromatherapy with lemon essential oil was found to decrease the levels of nausea and vomiting significantly.