Lemon Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Citrus Limon
Composition of Oil: a-Terpineol, a-Pinene, Geranial, Limonene, B-Pinene, Gamma-Terpinene
Plant Part: Citrus Rind (Peel)
Scent: Smells like Fresh Lemon Rinds
Color: Pale Yellow to Deep Yellow
Perfumery Note: Top
Initial Aroma Strength: Strong
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed/Expressed
Historical Background of Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil is the extract of a commonly used citrus fruit Lemon, known as “Citrus Limon” botanically and belongs to the family “Rutaceae.” Fresh or dried peels/rind is cold-pressed, and a pale yellow to deep yellow colored liquid is on its way to give us plenty of benefits! The oil has a citrusy, lemony scent, which is quite similar to real lemon fruit. Italy and South Asian countries (especially India) are known as major producers of Lemon and Lemon essential oil. Our Lemon essential oil belongs to Italy, which is primarily the most genuine and versatile variety!
Ancient Uses of Lemon Essential Oil
The leaves, peels, and pulp were a common food ingredient in traditional recipes, and ancient people used them to tackle various health issues. As they discovered its essential oil, they began researching it. The lemon essential oil was primarily used to overcome obesity; to clean and smooth skin; to boost immunity, and to relieve stress and anxiety.
Modern Uses of Lemon Essential Oil
Latest scientific research not only discovered the benefits of lemon fruit, but it also shed light on a lot of benefits of Lemon essential oil. Vitamin C's higher level makes Lemon essential oil a helpful oil for rejuvenating skin conditions like dull skin, oily skin, acne, dark spots, wrinkles, and rough skin. Moreover, you can also make lemon essential oil cleaning spray to clean surfaces like furniture, glass crockery, and other glass surfaces. Victims of stress, anxiety, and depression must try this oil because clinical research on Lemon essential oil suggests that it contains such components that have soothing and calming effects for the mind and body. Adding this oil into black tea is also a good remedy to overcome cold and flu.
Let's take a look at Lemon essential oil's chemical constituents' functions.
- a-Terpineol - a-Terpineol reduces hypertension and gives a soothing effect.
- A-Pinene - A-Pinene has a killing effect on bacteria and also reduces anxiety.
- Geranial - Geranial is the flavoring component of essential oil and also has a refreshing effect.
- Limonene - Limonene makes Lemon essential oil a natural insect repellent and is also responsible for its cleaning properties.
- Gamma-Terpinene - Gamma-Terpinene reduces swelling and also protects skin against microbes.
Best Blending Partners for Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil blends well with oils such as Lavender, Orange, Grapefruit, Lime, Cinnamon, Ginger, Copaiba, Rose, and Frankincense.
Best Stress Relieving Blend
- Lemon Essential Oil: 3 Drops
- Frankincense Essential Oil: 4 Drops
- Lavender Essential Oil: 3 Drops
Mix them well and store it into a dark glass spray. Diffuse when you meditate or when you simply tend to relax.
Disclaimer: These statements (and all statements herein) have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Essential Oils sold by VINEVIDA are to be used for cosmetic purposes only. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure, or prevent a disease or ailment. Research citations are added merely to support the claims to a certain extent. VINEVIDA makes no representation to the comprehensiveness or accuracy of the published information. Read our DISCLAIMER for further details.
Caution: Beware of excessive use as it may lead to nausea and headaches. For topical use, always dilute the oil with a carrier oil. We do not suggest the internal use of any essential oils. Keep it out of children’s reach. It is not recommended for a pregnant woman without a proper prescription by a specialist.