Botanical Name: Citrus limon
Parts Used: Fruit Peel
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Aroma Strength: Strong
Oil Consistency: Thin
Scent: Similar to fresh lemon rinds except richer and more concentrated
LEMON is a great skin toner. It smooths the skin and contracts the tissue. It treats dull, oily skin because it has mild bleaching properties. Lemon oil can also improve the appearance of the hair. It removes warts, and soothes and prevents infection from insect bites or stings. The oil can help stop nosebleeds and bleeding from cuts or wounds. Lemon essential oil purifies the blood.
In Europe it has been used by medical aromatherapists to treat some serious illnesses. Lemon is antibacterial and lowers fevers. This makes it valuable to treat sore throats, coughs, flu, and fevers. It helps broken capillaries and varicose veins. Lemon is an uplifting oil that helps alleviate feelings of sluggishness. It can leave your mind clear and alert and has been shown to enhance the ability to concentrate. Lemon essential oil is a strong disinfectant. It is often used in natural cleaning products.
Quick Tip #1: To bring down a fever add 5 drops lemon essential oil to 1 teaspoon honey. Add this combo to a tepid bath and soak for 10-15 minutes.
Quick Tip #2: Add a drop of lemon essential oil to a bit of carrier oil. Rub into the nails and cuticles to strengthen them.
- Do not use undiluted; it can irritate the skin If you have extremely sensitive skin, perform a skin patch test before use
- Lemon essential oil is phototoxic; this means that if you apply it to the skin and go out into the sun it can lead to sunburns, uneven darkening of the skin, or blistering
- When using phototoxic oils on the skin it is best to stay out of direct sunlight for at least 12 hours