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There are many essential oils that an be used as an alternative treatment for many ailments. Lemon oil is one type of essential oil that is used to clean greasy hair, heal acne and relieve headaches. Lemon oil can actually be made at home by using a lemon and particular type of oil. Making lemon oil at home is a cost-effective way to enjoy its many benefits.

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Grate the outside of a lemon over a bowl.

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Fill a small glass bottle halfway with the grated lemon zest.

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Fill the rest of the bottle with olive oil.

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Set the bottle on a windowsill or somewhere else that gets a lot of sun.

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Leave it there for a few days, but shake the bottle a few times a day.

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Pour the liquid through a strainer into a bowl. The liquid in the bowl is your new lemon oil.

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Store your lemon oil in an airtight container at room temperature.

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Megan Richardson

Megan Richardson began her career as a freelance writer and editor in 2009. She has experience in public relations and event planning, and she worked as a writer's assistant to a published author for more than a year. Her work has also appeared in "The Daily Sentinel." Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication and journalism from Stephen F. Austin State University