LEMON (Rind of fruit) Citrus medica limonum
Lemon Essential Oil is pale greenish-yellow in colour with a bright, cheerful and refreshing fragrance.
This clean smelling citrus Essential Oil is not only good for helping you make decisions and to improve your concentration, but cuts down on acidity in the body – thereby assisting the digestion, as well as with rheumatism, arthritis and gout, while also sorting out cellulite, abscesses, boils, carbuncles and acne.
Lemon Essential Oil can be very beneficial to the circulatory system and aids with blood flow, reducing blood pressure and helping with nosebleeds. It can help bring down fever; helps relieve throat infections, bronchitis, asthma and flu.
It boosts the immune system and cleanses the body, improves the functions of the digestive system, and it is helpful with constipation, dyspepsia and cellulite.
It soothes and relieves headaches and migraines and is helpful for rheumatism and arthritis. It is also used for clearing acne, cleaning greasy skin and hair, as well as removing dead skin cells, easing painful cold sores, mouth ulcers, herpes and insect bites.
Lemon essential oil has proven to be highly beneficial in body skincare for oily and teenage complexions,
Lemon Essential Oil blends well with
Although essential oils normally blend well with one another, Lemon oil blends particularly well with Benzoin, Chamomile roman, Elemi, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lime, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang
The therapeutic properties of lemon oil are anti-anemic, antimicrobial, anti-rheumatic, anti-sclerotic, antiseptic, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, hypotensive, insecticidal, rubefacient, tonic and vermifuge.
The main chemical components of lemon oil are a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-terpinene, linalool, b-bisabolene, limonene, trans-a-bergamotene, nerol and neral.
Our Lemon Essential Oil comes from Italy and is extracted from the fresh fruit peel by cold expression.
Non-toxic, but can cause skin irritation and sensitizing in some individuals. Since it is a photo-toxic oil, it should not be used (even in low dilution) before being exposed to the sun.