Lemon essential oil is one of the most popular essential oils. It has a very refreshing scent, it is extensively added to cosmetics, perfumes, cleaning products. It also purifies the air. It naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion, the high vitamin C content makes it uplifting. The oil is very appreciated in the kitchen, the zesty fresh citrus scent accommodates perfectly salty as well as sweet dishes.
The evergreen lemon tree is believed to be native of India. The tree was rapidly introduced to southern Europe because of the dry and warm climate. Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds or peels of lemons.
Antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, anti-infection, antifungal, astringent, tonic, slimming, blood thinning, alkalizing, antinausea, it stimulates the liver functions, supports a healthy immune system.
Lemon oil is composed of chemicals called monoterpenes, precisely Limonene, beta-Pinene, and gamma terpinene.
Lemon essential oil is uplifting; it helps remove mental fatigue, increases mental concentration. It has the ability to refresh the mind by creating a positive mindset and eliminating negative emotions. The oil stimulates the digestive and eliminating functions. It supports healthy respiratory functions and prevents and treats viral and bacterial infections. Lemon oil also has a positive action on microcirculation preventing thrombosis and phlebitis. It can be used for travel sickness (dilute 2 drops of lemon EO with 1 drop of pepper mint EO on a sugar) In case of insomnia, add a few drops to a heater’s humidifier. Make Lemon part of your beauty routine for its anti aging properties. Only add a drop to skin care products to reduce the appearance of blemishes and keep skin elasticity. For oily skin, add one or two drops of lemon essential oil in vegetal oil (almond for example) and lightly massage your face. To strengthens nails, add one drop of leon essentiel oil with some olive oil in a bol, massage your mail and cuticles. To clean and help with liver function, in the morning, add one or two drops of lemon EO on a sugar or to a spoon of honey. The oil is very often used in diffusion for the citrusy, uplifting scent that just makes things smell clean but it also purities the air. To polish silver, A lemon oil-soaked cloth will also help spruce up your tarnished silver and jewelry
How to use?
- atmospheric diffusion - skin application when diluted - ingestion
Like many citrus essential oils, lemon oil is photosensitive. It is recommended to stay out of direct sunlight for at least 12 hours after using lemon oil on the skin. Also, lemon essential oil should always be diluted before using them on the skin.