Lemon essential oil is pale green-yellow in color. This oil will turn brown as it ages. Lemon’s aroma is fresh, light, citrus, sour, and slightly sweet and is used to treat headaches, insomnia, nosebleeds, colds and flu.

Botanical/INCI name: citrus limonum (lemon) peel oil

Botanical family: rutaceae

Country of Origin: USA

Areas of Body Affected: Lymphatic system, liver, circulatory system, pancreas, brain.

Properties of Oil:  Antibacterial, anticoagulant, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antirheumatic, antisclerotic, antispasmodic, antiviral, stringent, calmative, carminative, digestive stimulant, diuretic (mild), hypertension, immune tonic, litholytic, lymphatic decongestant, pancreative stimulant, parasitic, phlebotonic, stomachic.

Physical Conditions:  Fluid retention, cellulite, obesity, high blood cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, urinary and gall stones, nausea, headaches, irritability, insomnia, broken capillaries, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, nosebleeds, colds, flu, infections.

Holistic Uses:  In Chinese medicine, cool/dry action, earth and fire element, clears heat, dampness, phlegm, reduces heat from congested Liver. Psychologically, sharpens focus of consciousness, clarifies and uplifts intellect, disperses confusion and worry, encourages greater trust and security, opens the heart, alleviates fears of emotional involvement.

Exceptions:  Phototoxic, avoid exposure to direct sunlight or sun bed ray for 12 hours following application of diluted essential oil to skin.

Blends Well With:  This top note blends well with lavender, neroli, ylang ylang, rose, sandalwood, chamomile, benzoin, fennel, geranium, eucalyptus, juniper, lavandin, elemi, and other citrus oils.

Chemical Components:  Limonene (approx. 70-90%), terpinene, pinenes, sabinene, myrcene, citral, linalol, geraniol, octanol, nonanol, citronellal, bergamotene.

Process of Extraction:  Cold expression from outer part of fresh peel. Terpeneless oil is also produced on large scale.


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