Lemon ( Citrus limon)
Latin Name: Citrus limon
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.
Other Uses: Disinfectant, purify the air, house cleaning, insecticide.
Blends Well With: Almost anything
Possible Substitutions: Lime, Grapefruit
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