Lemon ORGANIC essential oil

Product Code: ORL01
Organic Lemon essential oil is fresh and light, slightly sharp but sweet, with the tart, tangy smell of fresh lemons. Lemon has the ability to lift the spirits and is recommended for stress-related fatigue. It also has powerful antiseptic properties.
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  • Species: Citrus limonum
  • Plant family: Rutaceae
  • Origin: Sicily
  • Note: Top
  • Extraction method: Cold pressed
  • The small, evergreen lemon tree has serrated, oval leaves, stiff, thorny branches and fragrant white or pale pink flowers. The oval shaped, green fruits turn sunshine yellow when ripe. Organic Lemon essential oil is obtained by the cold expression of the outer part of the fresh fruit peel. Its scent is fresh and light, slightly sharp but sweet, with the tart and tangy smell of fresh lemons. About 3000 lemons will yield 1kg of lemon essential oil.

    Lemon has long been respected for its ability to "lift the spirits” and is often recommended for stress-related fatigue. Lemon essential oil is believed to increase concentration and awareness and to help eliminate emotional confusion. It is often used by students or drivers to help them concentrate and stay alert. Lemon also has an affinity with the respiratory system and is a powerful antiseptic, but care must be taken if the skin is sensitive.

    Safety Note:
    Organic Lemon is a photosensitive oil which means exposure to sunlight should be avoided when using it, particularly in the first few hours after use. Avoid in massage blends if the skin is over sensitive. Lemon can have a temporary bleaching effect on some skins (spot test if in doubt).
    Organic Lemon essential oil has antiseptic properties and is useful in treating oily skin and to revive a dull complexion. It is also a popular folk remedy for warts.
    Organic Lemon essential oil is an uplifting oil and is reputed to have antidepressant properties. It can also be used to enhance mental performance and memory function.
    Organic Lemon essential oil has antibacterial and antiviral properties and can help protect the body against infection.  It is also useful for treating colds and flu.
    Blends well with:
    Thyme, Tea Tree, Peppermint and Cypress.

     The information provided is for personal information and interest. It is not intended to offer a medicinal treatment for any condition. Please consult your GP or nurse if you have any health concerns whatsoever. Essential oils are not to be used undiluted and are not to be taken internally. Keep out of reach of children. If using an essential oil on your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body first (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier). If you have any questions about using essential oils please click on our Ask the Expert link above.

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