Botanical Name: Citrus Limon
Origin : Spain
Extraction : Fresh fruit peel by cold pressed
Properties : Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, digestive, diuretic, laxative, sedative, vermifuge
Traditional use : Lemon oil has been used around the house and medicinally. The oil has been used around the house as a cleaning agent, and medicinally it has an affinity with the digestive system.
Lemon oil helps to fight against infections, aids the digestive system, soothes headaches, migraines and muscular problems and clears greasy skin and hair.
Burners and vaporizers (Aromatherapy)
In aromatherapy, Lemon oil can be used for cold, voice loss, flu, depression, stress, lack of energy and fatigue. It relieves irritation and helps improve concentration, lifts the spirits, clears the mind and helps in decision making.
Blended massage oil or in the bath
Lemon oil can be used in blended massage oils or diluted in the bath to assist with digestive problems, lack of energy, fatigue, infections, flu, obesity, overweight, rheumatism, depression, stress and as a general tonic.
Lotions and creams
Lemon oil can be used in a cream or lotion to clear congested skin. The astringent properties are great for oily skin conditions. The antiseptic effect of lemon oil on the other hand, helps to treat any cuts, boils and minor wounds. The rubefacient action of the oil further helps to sort out cellulite, as well as helping with acne.
Mouthwash or gargle
Lemon oil in a much diluted manner in water can be great to use as a mouth wash or gargle to sort out mouth ulcers.
Blends well with: Benzoin, Chamomile, Cistus, Elemi, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Neroli, Oakmoss, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang