Lemon Essential Oil

 

Botanical Name: Citrus limonum

Plant Part: Peel of the fruit

Extraction Method: Cold Pressed

Origin: Italy

Description: Lemon was originally a small thorny evergreen tree native to India. It is now common in Southern Europe, Florida and California.

Color: A light yellow

Consistency: Light

Note: Top

Aroma Strength: The aroma is similar to fresh lemon rinds except richer and more concentrated.

History: The fruit was well known in Europe by the middle ages, and Greeks and Romans were advocates of its therapeutic properties. Lemon essential oil reached the height of its fame when the British began using the citrus fruit to counteract the effects of scurvy.

Cautions: Non-toxic, but may cause skin irritation in some. Lemon is also phototoxic and should be avoided prior to exposure to direct sunlight.