Lemon Essential Oil
If you’ve ever made fresh lemonade or added lemon slices to your water, you’ve probably experienced that bright, just-peeled lemon scent. Our Lemon Essential Oil captures that light and cheerful lemon aroma while harnessing the fruit’s natural therapeutic and cleansing powers.
The ever-versatile Lemon Essential Oil is perfect for cleaning the house and is also gentle on the skin. To help you get the most out of your Lemon Essential Oil, let’s delve into a bit of its history and explore its many uses and benefits.
Lemon Oil Origin Story
While the lemon tree is native to Asia, plenty of ancient cultures, including the Romans, Egyptians, and Indians, used this sour, acidic fruit for its healing properties. Eventually, lemon trees made their way over to Europe, and subsequently moved to North Africa and the Middle East. The bright citrus fruit, which is rich in Vitamin C, made voyages across the world as sailors hailing from England ate them to protect against scurvy.
How Lemon Essential Oil is Created
Lemon Essential Oil is extracted by cold pressing the citrus peel. In other words, the essence of the lemon—that concentrated yellow rind—is mechanically pressed to extract the beneficial oil.
Fun fact: It takes almost 1,000 lemons to produce a pound of essential oil.
Our Lemon Essential Oil (or Citrus x limon) is also commonly known as Limon and Limone. Its medium-strength, clean, and fruity aroma presents a top fragrance note.
What are the Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil?
Though delicate in fragrance, Lemon Essential Oil is one of those heavy hitters in that it’s extremely versatile. In fact, you can use Lemon Essential Oil for a variety of uses in the home, on the skin, and for the mind.
Lemon Oil for Skin Care
The beauty of Lemon Essential Oil is that it’s a great beauty product. It offers both anti-aging and antioxidant properties, which makes it a great choice to incorporate into your skin care regimen. According to a 2017 study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the high levels of Vitamin C within Lemon Essential Oil can also address a variety of skin issues, including bug bites, rosacea, and cold sores.
In short, by diluting Lemon Essential Oil and adding it to your daily skin care routine it can give you hydrated and touchably soft skin.
Lemon Oil for Hair Care
Since Lemon Essential Oil is so nourishing, it can make a great addition to your hair care regimen. Simply blend the oil with a carrier oil and apply the mixture to your hair and scalp. Not only does the Lemon Essential Oil help hydrate your hair, but it also helps you avoid greasy tresses.
Lemon Oil for House Cleaning
Forget those commercial cleaning products. If you really want your house to be truly clean and smell lemony fresh, just add a few drops of Lemon Essential Oil to any DIY cleanser. The antimicrobial agents inside lemons can clean a whole host of household items without damaging them. Here are just a few of the many ways that you can use Lemon Essential Oil to clean your home:
- Polish tarnished silver
- Condition wooden furniture
- Tackle the soap scum in your shower
- Clean your bathroom and kitchen surfaces
- Freshen up a load of laundry
Lemon Oil for Improved Moods
The tart, cheerful fragrance of Lemon Essential Oil has made it a popular choice to help improve mental well-being. Lemon Essential Oil also may help improve concentration and focus. Regardless of whether or not you buy those claims, the delightful aroma of the oil does offer a soothing effect.
How to Use Lemon Essential Oil
- Use it alone or a with a carrier oil to remove sticky residue.
- Add a few drops to water or vinegar to make your own household cleaners.
- Inhale the bright scent straight from the bottle, or add a few drops to a cotton ball.
- Add to a diffuser in any room.
Which Oils Blend Well with Lemon Essential Oil?
Lemon Oil Recipes:
- 2 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 1 drop Lavender Essential Oil
- 1 drop Frankincense, Serrata Essential Oil
- 3 tsp of Jojoba Oil
In a 15 ml bottle mix oils and apply to the skin at night before bed for calm, clear and toned skin.Focus Enhancer
- 10 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
- 2 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
- 2 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
Add drops to a personal Aromatherapy inhaler and inhale when needing a boost in confidence, focus, or even memory.
Using Lemon Essential Oil Safely
Lemon Essential Oil is phototoxic. That means that if you apply Lemon Essential Oil to the skin, you are at an increased risk of burning when exposed to sunlight or other UV lights (like a tanning bed). This increased risk lasts for 12 hours after applying the oil. So, if you’re using Lemon Essential Oil in a skin care routine, consider applying the oil at night before bed.
Keep Lemon Essential Oil in a cool, dark place to extend its shelf life. You may also keep it in the fridge. Always dilute Lemon Essential Oil before topical application. Click here for dilution rates.