Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil is a fresh, uplifting aroma commonly used in natural cleaning products.

Effect on mind: Lemon essential oil has a clean, fresh and lively scent which helps to dispel sluggishness. Stimulates the body and aids clear thinking.

Effect on body: Stimulates white blood cells, strengthening the immune system which fights infection. Antiseptic properties relieve sore throats, coughs and colds. Soothes insect bites and stings.

Effect on skin: Removes dead skin cells and improves pale or dull complexions. Cleanses oily skin and hair and helps to smooth out broken capillaries. Helps remove corns and warts and softens scar tissue.

Blends well with: Eucalyptus, frankincense, lavender, lime, grapefruit, orange

Properties

Botanical (INCI) Name:

Citrus limon

Appearance:

Pale to deep yellow, greenish yellow

Odour:

Fresh, zesty lemon peel

Plant parts used:

Fruit Peel

Extraction method:

Cold Pressed

Region of origin:

Europe

Grade:

Cosmetic

Solubility:

Oils and Alcohol

Certification:

Conventional

Do not apply undiluted essential oils to your skin. Use a carrier oil or solvent to dilute first.

Eyes

Do not drip undiluted essential oils into eyes as this will cause a chemical burn and may result in temporary blindness. Diluted essential oils may be used close to the eyes. More here.

Ears

Undiluted essential oils should not be dripped into the ears, but diluted essential oils may be placed on a cotton wad for partial insertion.

Children

Keep essential oils in a place where young children cannot reach them, and never let them handle essential oils bottles.

Contraindications

If you have a skin condition, are pregnant, have epilepsy or asthma, are on a course of treatment with prescribed medication, or are in any doubt about any condition you may have, you are advised to seek the advice of a doctor or suitable practitioner before using pure essential oils.

For a full list of safety guidelines and more in depth information please visit the Tisserand Institute website.

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