Botanical Name: Citrus limon
Lemon Essential Oil can be used in aromatherapy to help relieve tension headaches, strengthens the lymphatic system, and stimulates the digestive system according to Valerie Worwood in "The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, 1991, p.22.
Lemon Oil can also be used in many household cleaning applications, lending a refreshing and purifying yet antiseptic benefits. Try a drop or two on the vacuum filter.
Plant Part: Fruit Peel
Processing Method: Cold Pressed
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, colorless to greenish yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note with a strong aroma, it has a strong bright lemony scent.
Blends With: Bergamot, Lime, Orange and Mandarin.
Product Abstract: The Lemon tree was originally a small thorny evergreen tree native to India. It is now common in Southern Europe, Florida and California. The fruit was well known in Europe by the middle ages, and the Greeks and Romans were advocates of its properties. Lemon Oil has been historically recognized as a cleanser, and Lemons themselves reached the height of fame when the British Navy began using citrus fruits to counteract the effects of scurvy.
Cautions: This Essential Oil has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin. Due to their presence, please consult a physician prior to using this oil. Dilute well before use; May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
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