Description: Lemon essential oil is known for its uplifting, positive and calming effect on the mood. Its ability to treat stress is matched only by its detoxifying power; with such a wide range of applications it is considered a staple in any essential oil therapy. Cold-pressed from the outer rind of the fruit, it presents as a bright yellow, thin liquid with a clean, fresh and citrusy top fragrance note. Lemons for essential oil are harvested slightly green in order to produce a higher quality oil. It takes more than three thousand lemons to produce just one kilo (2.2 pounds) of essential oil. Its constituents include Limonene, citral, bergamotine, limettine, diosmine and limotricine. Lemon essential oil does not keep well, and if left in unprotected conditions with high heat or light can become cloudy and rancid. If your lemon essential oil appears this way, or takes on a disagreeable smell, discard it immediately as its therapeutic nature will be negligible at that point. It stimulates the body’s elimination processes, both through the digestive tract and through blood and lymph circulation. Lemon essential oil has a stimulating effect on the mind and body. It decreases the response of stress hormones to help you relax and feel less anxious.
Botanical Name: Citrus limon
Plant Part: Fruit rind
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Odor and Appearance: A pale yellow to greenish yellow liquid with a citrus, lemon odor
Country of origin: Italy
Main Constituents: limonene, beta-pinene, gamma-terpinene, citral, alpha-pinene, sabinene, and myrcene.
- Aromatherapy: Lemon oil is a popular choice in aromatherapy due to its bright and uplifting aroma. It is commonly used to elevate mood, reduce stress, anxiety, and mental fatigue, and enhance overall well-being. Inhaling the citrusy scent can provide an instant mood boost.
- Cleaning Products: Lemon oil is a natural powerhouse for cleaning. Its antibacterial and antiseptic properties make it an effective ingredient in homemade cleaning solutions. It not only disinfects surfaces but also leaves a refreshing and clean scent in your home.
- Skincare: Lemon oil can be incorporated into skincare routines for several benefits. It may help promote clear and healthy skin, making it a valuable addition for addressing issues like acne. Its astringent properties can also assist in managing oily skin.
- Haircare: Some people use lemon oil in haircare products or as a scalp treatment. It can enhance hair’s natural shine and manageability while helping to address dandruff or an itchy scalp.
- Culinary Use: Culinary-grade lemon oil is a delightful addition to cooking and baking. It offers a burst of citrusy flavor and aroma, making it an excellent substitute for lemon zest or juice in recipes. It can be used sparingly to flavor dishes, desserts, and beverages.
- Bath Products: A few drops of lemon oil in a warm bath can create an invigorating and aromatic bathing experience. It can help revitalize your senses and provide a refreshing feeling.
- Room Fresheners: Lemon oil is widely used in room sprays, diffusers, and potpourri to freshen indoor spaces. Its pleasant and lively aroma can eliminate odors and create a cheerful atmosphere.
- Insect Repellent: The scent of lemon oil may deter insects naturally. It can be included in homemade insect repellent blends to help keep pests at bay during outdoor activities.
- Perfumery: Lemon Essential Oil is occasionally used as a top note in perfumery to introduce a fresh and citrusy element to fragrances. It contributes to the overall brightness and liveliness of a perfume blend.
Note: Top note.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Lime, Orange, Grapefruit, Tangerine, Mandarin, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary, Tea tree, Frankincense, Cypress, Geranium.
Contraindications: Lemon oil can cause skin irritation. Use caution when applying topically, and heed all recommended dilution factors. All citrus essential oils are phototoxic, which means that you should not expose skin that has been treated with lemon essential oil to direct sunshine as it can cause severe burning or irritation. Keep away from the eyes and mucous membranes, and test on an insensitive area of skin until you know your tolerance. Avoid if you have sensitive skin.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*
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