Lemon Essential Oil 10ml
100% Pure Essential Oil
Plant Part: Peel
Botanical Name: Citrus limonum
Chemical Composition: Lemon oil is extracted from the fresh fruit peel by cold expression. Chemical composition. The main chemical components of lemon oil are a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-terpinene, linalool, b-bisabolene, limonene, trans-a-bergamotene, nerol and neral.
Native to Asia, the lemon tree is a small evergreen whose genetic origins have been traced back to a cross between bitter orange and citron. The exact details of its journey from the wilds to civilization are not precisely known but it is believed that lemon trees were first introduced in Europe around 200 A.D. The dimpled, yellow fruit took another 1,300 years to spread across the globe, from the Middle East to Northern Africa, then eventually to the Americas with Christopher Columbus in 1493.
Lemon oil is calming in nature and therefore helps to refresh the mind by creating a positive mindset and eliminating negative emotions. It is also believed that inhaling this oil helps in increasing concentration and alertness. Lemon oil can, therefore, be used as a room freshener.
Lemons are one of the most popular citrus fruits in the world and are widely used for culinary purposes since they aid in digestion. They also add a pleasant taste and aroma to food. Furthermore, lemon juice is one of the most popular drinks in the world as it is very healthy, delicious, and inexpensive.
Blending: Lemon oil blends well with many other essential oils including lavender, rose , sandalwood, geranium, ylang ylang and tea tree.
Common Uses: refreshes and cools the mind, circulatory tonic, useful in cold remedies
Cosmetic Uses: brightens a dull complexion, cleansing action on skin and hair, softening effect on the skin
Precautions: potential irritant to sensitive skin
Disinfectant: Since Lemon oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties, Use on wood cutting boards to kill any bacteria. Add 5-10 drops lemon essential oil to your natural window cleaner, or make your own by combining 120mls white vinegar with 3 drops of lemon essential oil in a spray bottle.
Diffuse: 3-4 drops on its own or blend with other recommended Essential oils
Massage: Add 10-12 drops to 30mls of carrier oil
Topically: Apply 1-2 drops to desired area, dilute with a carrier oil to minimise any skin sensitivity.
It is best to avoid direct sunlight when using any citrus essential oil. This irritation is called phototoxicity, and it causes a temporary redness that looks similar to moderate sunburn.
Do not use undiluted on skin. Do not use on broken or irritated skin. If pregnant or suffering from a medical condition seek your Doctors advice before use. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Flammable. Do not ingest. Store in a cool dark place.
Store in a cool dark place.
For cosmetic use only