Botanical Name: Citrus limonum
Plant Part: Fruit Peel
Description: The Lemon tree was originally a small thorny evergreen tree native to India. It is now common in Southern Europe, Florida and California.
Colour: Pale yellow to yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Lemon Essential Oil has been historically recognized as a cleanser. It is reputed as being antiseptic, and as having refreshing and cooling properties. On skin and hair it can be used for its cleansing effect, as well as for treating cuts and boils. Research has also shown Lemon Essential Oil to enhance the ability to concentrate.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Lime, Orange and Mandarin.
Aromatic Scent: Lemon Essential Oil has a strong citrus scent.
History: The fruit was well known in Europe by the middle ages, and Greeks and Romans were advocates of its therapeutic properties. Lemon Essential Oil reached the height of its fame when the British began using the citrus fruit to counteract the effects of scurvy.
Caution: Dilute well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.