Monograph – Lemon Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Citrus limonum
Plant Part: Fruit Peel
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Origin: Italy, Australia
Properties: Lemon is a known cleanser, with antiseptic, anti-viral and and anti-bacterial properties. It is refreshing, cooling and uplifting.
Colour: Light yellow
Aroma Strength: Strong
Blends Well With: Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Fennel, Juniper, Neroli and Elemi.
Aromatic Scent: Typical of the lemon fruit. That is it should have the same smell as a newly picked lemon fresh from the tree.
Points to Note/ Cautions: Lemon oil, like most citrus oils, is photo-sensitising when applied to the skin.
This means that the skin has a greater tendency to burn when the oil is applied to the skin. For this reason we always suggest that lemon oil is used in its diluted form on the skin and /or applied when the skin will not be exposed to the skin for several ours after application.