Ingredients: 100% pure lemon essential oil.
INCI name: citrus limonum oil.
Common Method Of Extraction: cold expression of the rind of the fruit.
Aroma: warm, fruity, fresh and floral.
Precautions: 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.
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.
The name is derived from the Arabic laimun or the Persian limun. The tree was brought to Europe by the Crusaders in the Middle Ages and the fruit has a good content of vitamins A, B and C – an ounce a day was given to sailors in the Royal Navy to alleviate scurvy and other vitamin deficiencies.
In Japan, it is used in diffusers in banks to reduce worker-error and it is a popular flavoring agent for food and perfumes.
Lemon 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.
Lemon oil 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.
Mix into a carrier oil and gently rub the affected area, three to four times a day. Or use in a footbath, soaking the feet for fifteen minutes.
Dab with a cotton bud which has been soaked in 2 tsp (10 ml) of boiled water to which 5 drops of oil have been added.
Bites and stings:
Dab neat oil on to the bite or sting.
Dab on the neat oil, or make a gargle adding five drops to a medium-size glass of water.
Dab with a cotton bud soaked in neat essential oil several times a day.
Mix in a carrier oil and massage the face and head, or inhale.
Analytical quality control:
➔ GCMS analysis – Lemon oil, Italy