Lemon – Essential Oil
Lemon has a fresh, uplifting, and citrus-y aroma. It is a pleasant and functional addition to cleaning formulations and air fresheners due to its disinfectant, antiviral, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It helps to clean and cut grease and stains and remove gum while imparting a pleasant citrus aroma. It also helps improve micro-circulation, immune function, and helps with digestive problems. For hair and skin care formulations, the astringency of Lemon makes it useful for combating oily skin and hair. Within holistic aromatherapy, the bright, citrus scent is stimulating, but it also is said to aid in focus and concentration. It is often used by spas and incorporated into body massage oils, body wraps and salt soaks.
Latin: Citrus limon
Aroma: Fresh, citrus-y
Note Classification: Top
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Parts Used: Peel
Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Cade, Carrot Seed, Chamomile, Cinnamon Leaf, Cistus, Citronella, Clove Bud, Coriander, Cypress, Dill, Elemi, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Fir Needle, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Hyssop, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemongrass, Myrrh, Myrtle, Neroli, Niaouli, Oakmoss, Oregano, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Spikenard, Sweet Marjoram, Sweet Orange, Tagetes, Tangerine, Thyme, Ylang Ylang
Cautions: Never use essential oils undiluted or in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children and pets. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute and perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body.
This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.