Botanical name: Citrus limon.
Country of origin: India.
Method of extraction: cold expression.
Plant part: peel.
Colour: pale greenish-yellow.
Perfumery note: top.
Scent: fresh, clear.
Properties: refreshing, vitalising.
Ingredients (INCI): Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citral*, Limonene*, Linalool*.
*: component of natural essential oil.
Major constituents: a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-terpinene, linalool, b-bisabolene, limonene, trans-a-bergamotene, nerol and neral.
Blends well with: lavender, rose, sandalwood, benzoin, eucalyptus, rose geranium, fennel, juniper and neroli.
- In diffusers, Lemon oil can be used for colds, voice loss, flu, depression, stress, lack of energy and fatigue. It furthermore relieves irritation and also helps improve concentration, lifts the spirits, clears the mind and helps in decision making.
- Lemon oil can be used in blended massage oils or diluted in the bath to assist with digestive problems, lack of energy, fatigue, infections, flu, obesity, overweight, rheumatism, depression, stress and as a general tonic.
- Lemon oil can be used in a cream or lotion to clear congested skin. The astringent properties are great for oily skin conditions. The antiseptic effect of lemon oil on the other hand, helps treat any cuts, boils and minor wounds. The rubefacient action of the oil further helps sort out cellulite, as well as helping with acne.
- If dispersed in a very diluted form in warm water, it can be great to use as a mouth wash or gargle to sort out mouth ulcers.
100% natural essential oil (USDA organic certification).
|Product type||Essential oils|
|Skin concern||Oily & Combination|
|Country of origin||USA|
A native of India, this evergreen tree grows up to about 6 m (20 ft) and has dark green serrated oval leaves with pink/white flowers that are highly perfumed. The trees have thorns and fruit that turn from green to yellow on ripening.
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.