Essential Oil Profile: Lemon

Lemon ( Citrus limon)

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Latin Name: Citrus limon

Family: Rutaceae

Plant Part: Peel

Method: Expression, distillation.

Note/Element: Note: Top. Element: Earth

Functional Group: Alcohol, aldehyde, sesquiterpene, terpene

Type: Stimulating, refreshing

Scent: Citrus, fresh, clean

For Skin Type: Oily

Cautions: Cold pressed oils are phototoxic, steam distilled is not. Not before sunbathing (some say not to use 72 hours prior) . Not on sensitive skin.  Do not use oxidized oil. Use within 6 months.

Physical Uses: Cellulite,circulation, bleeding gums, paper cuts, fever, colds, flu, digestion, acne, varicose veins, warts, current research show promise with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, some pregnant say helps with nausea, headaches & migraines, cold sores.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Clarity, refreshing, uplifting, cooling to a hot temperament, depression, stress.spripedlemonphoto

Other Uses: Disinfectant, purify the air, house cleaning, insecticide.

Blends Well With: Almost anything

Possible Substitutions:  Lime, Grapefruit

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(Photos by AromaAngie )

References:

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level, 1999-2010.

https://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/lemon-oil.asp

https://healthyfocus.org/top-10-benefits-of-lemon-essential-oil/

http://essentialoils.co.za/essential-oils/lemon.htm

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