Lemon Essential Oil
Botanical binomial: Citrus limon
Other names: C. Limon, Aetheroleum Citri, Terpeneless Lemon Oil, Essence de Citron, Esencia de Cidra
Country of Origin: Argentina
Part of plant used in production: Fresh Peel
Methods of production: Cold Pressed
Description: Native to India, this small, thorny evergreen tree now flourishes in southern Europe, Florida and California. It's bright pink flowers turn into yellow fruits in the summer months.
Characteristics: A yellow oil with a refreshing citrus scent reminiscent of the lemon peel.
Properties: Anti-anaemic, antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, depurative, diuretic, haemostatic, hypotensive, insecticidal, sedative, tonic, vermifuge.
Constituents: pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, neral
Uses: Lemon oil improves concentration, stimulates white blood corpuscles, improves digestive system function, and is an excellent cleanser for oily skin. It is used in cough medicines, foods, and masculine perfumes and colognes.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Neroli, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.
Safety: Cold pressed Lemon is a phototoxic and should therefore not be applied to the skin prior to sun exposure. For external use only. Should be diluted prior to skin application. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. May cause skin irritation for some individuals, a skin patch test is recommended prior to use. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy.