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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Use Lemon Essential Oil
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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.