- Name -- Citrus limon
- Part -- Fresh Peels
- Extraction -- Pressed
- Origin -- Italy
- Color -- Yellow
- Consistency -- Thin
- Note -- Top
- Intensity -- High
This oil's aroma is sweet, fruity, and much like freshly peeled lemons.
There have been more than 50 clinical studies devoted to Lemon oil's ability to combat tumor growth. The vaporized oil has also been shown to effectively kill many dangerous airborne bacteria. The aroma of Lemon oil has been studied for its ability to improve depression and increase focus, memory, and relaxation. In one study, Lemon essential oil was diffused during test taking and improved scores by as much as 50%.
Lemon Essential Oil Precautions
Lemon essential oil should ideally be diluted to a 50-50 ratio before direct application. Use of Lemon essential oil while pregnant should be avoided. Lemon oil is known to cause photosensitivity, so direct sun or UV exposure after application of the oil is not recommended.
General Essential Oil Safety
Essential oils have been used throughout history to treat medical conditions and modify one's mood. That said, we still recommend that you consult a certified health-care professional who has experience and knowledge with essential oils to get educated on the appropriate application methods, dosages, interactions, and adverse effects of the essential oils you would like to use. To check for skin irritation, test essential oils (properly diluted of course) on a small area prior to full body use i.e. - lotions, baths, or massage oils.