Lemon Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Citrus limon
Common Method Of Extraction: Cold pressed
Parts Used: Fruit peel
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: Clean, sugary citrus, slightly sour
Largest Producing Countries: Italy and USA
Traditional Use: All parts of the lemon have used around the house and medicinally. The oil has been used around the house as a cleaning agent, and medicinally it has an affinity with the digestive system.
Properties: Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, digestive, diuretic, laxative, sedative, vermifuge
Benefits: Colds, constipation, detoxification, digestion, fever, general fatigue, indigestion, infections, insect bites, liver congestion, oily skin, slow circulation, sore throat, wounds, wrinkles. Lemon has many applications in the bathroom. It may be used as a disinfectant to clean surfaces or blended into an air freshener.
Blends Well With: Benzoin, chamomile, cistus, elemi, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, neroli, oakmoss, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang
Of Interest: Lemons are harvested while they are still green to yield a higher quality oil. It takes over 3,000 lemons to produce 1 kilo (2.2 lbs) of expressed oil.
Safety Data: May cause skin irritation. Phototoxic.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).