#1
I thought someone might know here. Is it possible to make lemon oil out of olive oil and lemon? In the UK its like £6 for a tiny bottle.
#2
im pretty sure lemons have their own form of oil, separate from olives.
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#3
I don't know where you're looking, its about half that price in most places.

And Lemon oil isn't a mixture of an oil and lemon juice, it's an actual oil created within the rind of a lemon.
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I don't know where you're looking, its about half that price in most places.

And Lemon oil isn't a mixture of an oil and lemon juice, it's an actual oil created within the rind of a lemon.


oh i didnt know that. i was looking in guitar guitar.
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I guess you could potentially separate the oil from the rinds of a lot of lemons. Maybe with a mortar and pestle and a lot of elbow grease.
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#6
If it's for guitar use, such as oiling a fingerboard - most of what you see referred to as "lemon oil" is just some mixture of mineral oil with a lemon scent. It's not actually lemon oil.
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If it's for guitar use, such as oiling a fingerboard - most of what you see referred to as "lemon oil" is just some mixture of mineral oil with a lemon scent. It's not actually lemon oil.
Most "lemon oils" you find in the stores are horrible petroleum concoctions. I just use mineral oil. Even baby oil, if I run out of the low viscosity stuff.

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I thought someone might know here. Is it possible to make lemon oil out of olive oil and lemon? In the UK its like £6 for a tiny bottle.
This is a bad idea. Not sure about the lemon you'd be using, juice or squeezins from the rind. Neither one sounds all that great, especially the juice.

Olive oil should not be used on wood. It will turn rancid and have a foul odor.
Also it will be a good field for bacteria to grow in. Not too healthy.
Really, I can't think of anything you would cook with that would be suitable for wood.
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oh i didnt know that. i was looking in guitar guitar.

That's where I buy mine and it's under £3.
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#12
I have read that certain products for wood conditioning doesn't even have lemon oil, it just has the scent for it. so thats why its called lemon oil i have never read anything that actually uses real lemon oil. suggestions i have seen are tung oil, mineral oils, and bore oil(Fret doctor). but it all depends on your fretboard material

The fromby's lemon oil i use i believe its some conditioner without lemons, but has the scent and conditions wood
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So you can use mineral oil as a substitute?
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#16
my friend went to see a band last night, and said the guitarist was spraying wd40 on the fretboard/strings between songs:O

There are many types of mineral oil, but is that what you meant?
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So you can use mineral oil as a substitute?
mineral oil isn't a "substitute" it's a preferred treatment.

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my friend went to see a band last night, and said the guitarist was spraying wd40 on the fretboard/strings between songs:O

There are many types of mineral oil, but is that what you meant?
ew, no.

WD40 is mostly "Aliphatic Hydrocarbon" "Petroleum Base Oil" it's not mineral oil.
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my friend went to see a band last night, and said the guitarist was spraying wd40 on the fretboard/strings between songs:O

There are many types of mineral oil, but is that what you meant?


o.O Why inbetween songs? That's really frequent isn't it? His fingers must smell horrible after playing each time...
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o.O Why inbetween songs? That's really frequent isn't it? His fingers must smell horrible after playing each time...

WD40 smells awesome, guy.
#20
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my friend went to see a band last night, and said the guitarist was spraying wd40 on the fretboard/strings between songs:O


That was referenced in Paul Gilbert's Terrifying Guitar Trip, spraying wd40 on the neck. not sure if Paul really did do it though
#21
Lemon Oil as used in guitar fingerboard cleaner is not made from lemons. It is made from a plant called Lemon Balm. Wash your hands after using it as many people consider it to be poisonous.

WD40 is used by bands, yes, but not for the health of the fingerboard. It stops the strings from rusting and sweaty acid attack. It also makes it easy to slide chord shapes up and down with little friction, if you play that type of music.
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#22
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I thought someone might know here. Is it possible to make lemon oil out of olive oil and lemon? In the UK its like £6 for a tiny bottle.


Wait...this is NOT what you want to put on your fretboard.

The lemon oil cleaner referred to for fretboards is something like Olde English Lemon Oil cleaner. It's mostly mineral oil (which, by the way, works just as well) with a bit of solvent in it and some fragrance that smells lemony. Mineral oil is the base for most guitar products.



Do Not Use Real Lemon Oil on your fretboard. It's used for cooking, aromatherapy, sticker removal, teeth whitening, dissolving tires, etc.