Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon)

Lemon Essential Oil Profile

Color: Pale yellow to slightly green

Viscosity: Thin

Method of Extraction: Cold pressed

Plant parts: Peels

Countries: Argentina, Israel, Italy, USA

Scent: Sharp, fresh, clean, citrus

Odor Intensity: Medium

Blending Note: Top

Fragrance family: Citrus

Blends well with: Lavender, Neroli, Ylang ylang, Sandalwood, Chamomile, Benzoin, Fennel, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Elemi, other citrus oils

Chemical family: Monoterpenes


Antiseptic, disinfectant, astringent, anti-anemic, antimicrobial, carminative, cicatrizant, depurative, diuretic, hemostatic, insecticide, mental stimulant

Physical Uses:

Aerial disinfectant, stimulate white blood cells, digestion, fatigue, rheumatism, colds, flus, obesity, appetite, anemia

Emotional Uses:

Mental stimulant, uplifting, mental fatigue, concentration

Skin and Hair Care:

Oily skin, cuts, astringent, oily hair, insect bites


Expressed oil is phototoxic—avoid the sun or UV light for 12 hours after use. Prone to oxidation-store in a cool place and use with 6 months. May last up to 12 months if refrigerated.

Recommended age: No clear data; some sources state 2 years or older

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