Organic LEMON Essential Oil - 100% Pure, 'the citrus cure-all'.
- Latin name: Citrus limonum
- Family: Rutaceae
- Extraction Method: Cold pressed expression
- Plant Part: Peel
- Farming Method: Certified Organic
- Country of Origin: Italy
- Size: 15 mls
- Description: brilliant, fresh, sharp and sweet
Used to help:
- CLEAR: congested, oily hair and skin, acne, warts
- FIGHT: respiratory infections: colds and flu, sore throat, congestion, coughs and bronchitis
- CALM: digestive upset, heartburn
- STIMULATE: the immune system, sluggish digestion and circulation
- DECREASE: hypertension, symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism and asthma
- ELEVATE: mood and the ability to concentrate
- TREAT: fever and spider veins
- SANITIZE: a great antiseptic cleaning agent to kill germs
Methods of Use:
- Diffuse: add 4-10 drops to 100 mls (3-4 oz) water in your diffuser or to a pot of boiled water once removed from heat source.
- Steam Inhalation: add up to 3 drops to a pot of hot water once removed from heat and with eyes closed, breathe in the steam. Cover your head and pot with a towel to contain steam for a more intense inhalation. Good for respiratory infections and skin care
- Bath: add 5 drops first to a Tablespoon of milk or honey, then to a full tub of water
- Shower: add 5 drops to an empty tub before getting into the shower
- Skin Application: must be well diluted to no more than 2% in carrier oil, unscented cream or lotion for massage or applying to skin. Dilute further to 0.5%-1% if applying to the face. See the blending chart on our 'How to Use' page.
Blends well with: Eucalyptus, Fennel, other Citrus oils, such as Lime, Tea Tree, herb oils such as Rosemary, Neroli, and Ylang-Ylang.
Fragrance note: Top
Composition: Limonene, terpinene, pinenes, sabinene, myrcene, citral, linalool, geraniol, octanol, nonanol, citronellal, bergamotene.
Cautions: Lemon essential oil is generally mild and well tolerated but can cause skin sensitivity in some individuals. Lemon essential oil is known to make the skin photosensitive. This means it will attract and increase the effects of sunlight and UV rays on the skin, possibly causing pigmentation. This includes natural as well as simulated sunlight, such as that used at tanning salons. When applying citrus essential oils to the skin, they need to be well diluted, (0.5% – 2% max.), in carrier oil, lotion, or cream and you should not expose unprotected skin, (where the citrus oil was applied), to the sun for at least 24 hrs following application.
- Please read our 'How to Use' page for important information before using essential oils and for more detailed instructions.