Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon)

Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon)

Lemon
Quick Facts
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

Summary of Benefits and Cautions

Physical Uses and Benefits
Properties:
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 and Benefits
Emotional Uses:
Mental stimulant, uplifting, mental fatigue, concentration
Skin and hair
Skin and Hair Care:
Oily skin, cuts, astringent, oily hair, insect bites
Safety
Safety:
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
Lemon Essential Oil Profile
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