Organic Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil is extracted from the fruit from the lemon tree with the botanical name Citrus limonum.
The lemon tree was brought to Europe by Middle Age Crusaders. Euopean navies used it to relieve symptoms of malnutrition.
Lemon essential oil is also known as sunshine or rational oil because of its colour and the warm and cheerful fragrance it provides.
What does lemon essential oil smell like?
A sharp, fresh, citrus smell.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
The fruit peel.
Where has lemon essential oil been sourced from?
This particular organic lemon oil originates from Italy.
How is lemon essential oil extracted?
As the oil extracts are enclosed deep inside the peel of the lemon, lemon essential oil is extracted by cold-pressing the fresh rind of the ripened fruit.
The fruit is cut lengthwise, the pulp is removed, and the rind is then soaked in water in order to make it soft and pliable.
What other oils blend well with lemon essential oil?
Lemon oil blends well with benzoin, chamomile, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium lavender, neroli, rose, sandalwood and ylang ylang.
How can I benefit from lemon essential oil?
Here are some common ways you can benefit from lemon essential oil:
- Aromatherapy: Lemon essential oil has a fresh, uplifting citrus scent that can help improve mood and promote relaxation. You can diffuse it in a diffuser or inhale it directly from the bottle to enjoy its aromatic benefits.
- Cleaner and purifier: Lemon essential oil has natural antibacterial and antiviral properties. You can add a few drops to a homemade cleaning solution or mix it with water in a spray bottle to create a refreshing and effective natural cleaner for surfaces around your home.
- Air freshener: Due to its pleasant aroma, lemon essential oil can be used as a natural air freshener. Add a few drops to a spray bottle filled with water and spritz it around your home to eliminate odors and create a fresh atmosphere.
- Skin care: Lemon essential oil may have astringent and toning properties, making it potentially beneficial for oily or acne-prone skin. However, it is important to note that lemon essential oil is photosensitive, meaning it can increase the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight and potentially cause skin irritation or sunburn. Therefore, it’s best to use it in diluted form and avoid direct sunlight after topical application.
- Mood booster: Lemon essential oil is known for its energizing and mood-lifting properties. You can add a few drops to a diffuser, inhale it directly, or even dilute it in a carrier oil and apply it to your wrists or temples to help improve your mood and alleviate stress.
- Hair care: Lemon essential oil can be added to your regular shampoo or conditioner to help cleanse and refresh your scalp. It may also contribute to reducing excess oil and promoting a healthy scalp environment.
- Cooking and flavoring: Lemon essential oil is highly concentrated and can be used sparingly to add a vibrant citrus flavor to your culinary creations. It is important to note that essential oils are potent, so start with a very small amount and adjust according to your taste preferences.
Lemon is a wonderfully cooling, energizing and refreshing oil.
Are there precautions I should know about?
Lemon oil is a photosensitive oil so exposure to sunlight should be avoided when using it as your your skin may burn more easily when exposed to direct sunlight.
It can also be irritating to those who have sensitive skin.