Lemon

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Botanical name:

Citrus limon

 

Origin:

England, South Africa, Italy, Spain, Israel, Argentina, USA

 

Method of extraction:

Steam or hydro-distillation or cold-pressed

 

Color:

Pale or deep yellow

 

Viscosity:

Thin

 

Extracted from:

Rind

 

Note clarification:

Top

 

Aroma:

Citrus, lemon fresh, zesty

 

Blends well with:

Angelica root, bergamot, cedarwood, citronella, coriander seed, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, lavender, lime, neroli, palmarosa, petitgrain, peppermint, Rosalina, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

 

Therapeutic uses:

It’s great to relieve insomnia. It’s uplifting and fresh in diffuses. It adds an anti-bacterial element to all household cleaning products. It’s astringent and is therefore a wonderful option for oily dull skin.

 

Safety:

Cold-pressed lemon essential oil is extremely phototoxic. While steam distilled lemon essential oil is not phototoxic. To avoid skin irritation, keep the dilution under 2%

 

Approximate shelf life:

(Undiluted)

3 years (refrigerated)

 

Notes:

Also known as blue gum

Another species of eucalyptus called eucalyptus radiate is often used because it has a more subtle camphor aroma. It is not as potent and has a sweeter smell. It has the same benefits and pairs well with the same oils.

Sources:

Please refer to the 'References and Certifications' page. 

 

Disclaimer:

Do not use any essential oils or essential oil blends if you have any underlying health conditions. Some oils are not safe for children, pregnant women, or pets. Always check with your doctor or certified aromatherapist, if you are unsure about the benefits or contra-indicators of a recipe or its ingredients. ‘A Scented Story’ is solely my platform to share my experiences with essential oils and other natural products. I do not prescribe any treatments.