Lemon - 100% Pure Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Citrus limon
Region or Country of origin: Northeast India
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Plant Part: Fruit Peel
Aroma: Strong scent that smells like the fresh lemon
Color and Consistency: Thin, clear to greenish yellow.
Description: Lemons grow on trees of the Rutaceae family. The branches have sharp thorns with thick, dark green leaves. Depending upon the species, Lemons have a bright yellow rind and measure from 4 to 6 inches long, 2 to 4 inches in diameter. The juice contained in the fruit is acidic, flavorful, and aromatic. The oil comes from the rind.
History: Lemons are thought to have originated in Northeastern India or China. There is evidence that cultivation in southern Italy began as early as the second century AD. In 1747, the British Navy began experimenting with lemons to prevent scurvy.
Safety: Safe to use. Avoid direct sunlight and UV rays for a minimum of 12 hours after you have applied the lemon oil to your skin.
Shelf Life: Up to two (2) years
Blends Well With: Use Lemon oil with other citrus oils such as Bergamot, Lime Orange, and Mandarin Oils.
Lemon Oil has a fresh fragrance of the lemon itself. The main compound in lemon essential oil is limonene, and it has many practical uses. It’s a safe and natural ingredient that is used in aroma and massage therapies to improve physical and mental well-being.
Lemon oil is extracted by cold pressing the lemon rinds creating the concentrated oil. It can be used alone or diluted with a carrier oil.
Benefits of Lemon Oil
Typically we see lemon oil used in commercial cleaning and polishing products like furniture polish and hand soap. However, lemon oil can help your body detoxify, and fight infections. Smelling the oil, alone or using a vaporizer can give you a mental boost.
The active ingredient in lemon oil, limonene, acts as a solvent both outside and inside the body. It can dissolve cholesterol and gallstones. If you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol, consider adding lemon oil as a supplement along with a healthier diet and exercise.
A Neutralizing Agent
Another benefit of Lemon oil is the ability to neutralize excess acid in the stomach and esophagus. Although it is acidic, it turns alkaline while in your system and neutralizes the stomach acid, controlling heartburn.
Active Ingredient Limonene
Although more studies need to be done, Limonene has shown to shrink tumors in studies on rats. In the 1994 clinical trial, Limonene reduced the growth rate of tumors significantly. It also detoxified the bodies from carcinogens and stabilized cancer patients who had breast or colon cancer for over six months.
Positive State of Mind
Most aromatherapy patients report a significant improvement in their ability to focus after using lemon essential oil. They say that they feel calm and alert after each session.
Try breathing in the scent before your hectic day and see how much better you’re able to handle the stress. It also works well when combined with Lavender essential oil to provide a positive mental state and attitude.
Ways to Use Lemon Essential Oil
Studies have shown that inhaling the aroma puts the healing properties of the oil into the bloodstream. They found chemical markers of the fragrance in the blood after inhaling the vapors. This means that aromatherapy can affect the nervous system.
Try a Diffuser
Diffusers are vital to having a positive aromatherapy experience. Drop in three or four drops of the lemon oil and turn it on. Alternatively, if you don’t have a diffuser, you can take a warm bath and add the drops of lemon oil into the tub.
The bath method of aromatherapy is ideal if you’re suffering from the flu or a cold. Stay in for at least 30-minutes for best results.
Massage therapists will mix a 1:1 ratio of lemon oil to a carrier oil to prevent skin irritation from too high a concentration.
You can make an incredible facial scrub using honey, baking soda and a few drops of lemon oil. It’s cleansing and refreshing. Rinse thoroughly and apply sunscreen and makeup as usual.
For other home uses, try adding lemon oil to your favorite lotions and creams.
The USDA considers lemon essential oil as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe).
And, the FDA recommends that you don’t ingest large quantities of lemon oil.
Skin irritation from lemon oil can happen. On a small area of skin, test the lemon oil to see if there is any reaction before rubbing it on your entire body.
If you apply lemon essential oils topically, Sun exposure is a concern. Avoid direct sunlight and UV rays for a minimum of 12 hours after you have applied it.
Lemon is acidic, so use a straw or rinse with water if you drink a beverage with lemon oil in it. The acid can promote tooth decay.
The Limonene is an effective antioxidant in lemon essential oil. Regular use can help you stay healthy along with diet and exercise.
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