Lemon Essential Oil
Citrus Limon, Cedro
- Lemon essential oil is full of energy, sparkle and optimism. One of the more popular essential oils, it is a superb immune booster, cold and flu fighter, disinfectant for the home and spirit lifter.
Farming Method Conventionally Farmed Country of Origin USA Plant Part Peel Scientific Name Citrus limonum Application Method Bath, Diffusion, Topical
As soon as you take a whiff of Lemon Essential Oil, it awakens your senses with its bright, cheerful, sweet, garden-fresh scent. Compared to a high-toned whistle, its “high vibration” scent is the epitome of alertness and optimism. While most people think of lemonade and lemon-scented dish soap, Lemon Oil has been used for centuries as an amazing healing oil for the body, mind and spirit.
Below is a list of benefits that Lemon Essential Oil provides, by category:
Circulatory system: Blood viscosity, plaque in arteries, high cholesterol, broken capillaries, hemorrhoids, nosebleeds, weak digestion.
Immune system: Colds, flu, bronchitis, asthma, weak immunity, disinfectant.
Lymphatic system: Cellulite, excess fat, helps to detoxify the lymph system.
Nervous system: Mental fatigue, low spirits, indecision.
Skin care: Oily skin, eczema, acne.
For Whole Body Massage, use essential oil up to 2% maximum in any carrier oil; 2% is approximately 1 teaspoon (5ml) of essential oil per 1 cup (250ml) of carrier oil, or about 10 drops essential oil to a tablespoon (15 ml) of carrier oil.
Air purifier: Diffusion
Lack of concentration, fatigue or clear thinking: Diffusion, Aromatic Bath.
Colds, flus, throat infections: Diffusion (diffusing also will kill airborne viruses to help reduce the spread of the flu), Whole Body Massage.
Disinfectant for home: Add to cleaning products Insect bites: Topical Application
Circulatory problems: Whole Body Massage
Hemorrhoids: Topical Application
Poor digestion: Body Massage, massage on stomach and abdomen.
Too much acid in the body: Whole Body Massage
Rheumatism, gout, arthritis: Whole Body Massage or local Topical Application
Excess body fat, cellulite, varicose veins: Topical Application, Aromatic Bath, Whole Body Massage.
Skin problems such as oily skin, acne, eczema, itchy skin, abscesses or boils: Topical Application or add to skin care product
Asthma: Direct Inhalation from a diffuser, Topical Application.
Heartburn: Topical Application, massage over chest and throat
Nontoxic. May cause dermal irritation or sensitization reactions in some individuals. Use in moderation. Phototoxic: Do not use on skin exposed to direct sunlight.
The lemon tree is said to have come from Arabia, arriving in Sicily in the 12th century. In 1493, when Christopher Columbus again sailed the ocean blue, he carried with him seeds of lemon trees, starting the large lemon industry that we have today. When it was discovered how important lemons were to prevent scurvy, lemons were required on all English ships. Many doctors used lemon for acute rheumatism, persistent hiccoughs, jaundice and heart palpitation. Lemon Essential Oil is used as a household cleaner and added to perfumes, soaps and detergents because of its fresh scent and antimicrobial properties.
About the Plant
It’s fitting that the lemon tree loves warmth and sun, because the lemon is such a cheerful and sunny fruit. With white star-shaped blossoms and deep green leaves, the lemon tree is the epitome of a bright, cheerful day. The tree yields about 200 pounds of lemons in a year, which produces a mere one pound of essential oil. An interesting fact is Lemon Essential Oil is often produced by cold-pressing the peel of the green fruit, not the bright yellow lemon we know and love.
Native to Asia and eastern India, the plant now grows also in the Mediterranean region and America.
Scent: Lemon oil is sweet, fresh and citrusy.
Blends With:Benzoin, Elemi, Fennel, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Neroli, Rose, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Grapefruit and other citrus oils.
Fragrance Note: Top.
Composition: Limonene, terpinene, pinenes, sabinene, myrcene, citral, linalool, geraniol, octanol, nonanol, citronellal, bergamotene.