Botanical Name: Citrus limon
Common Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed/Expressed. Steam distilled Lemon Oil is also commercially available.
Plant Part Typically Used: Citrus Rind (Peel)
Color: Pale Yellow to Deep Yellow
Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong
Aromatic Description: Aroma is similar to fresh lemon rinds except richer and more concentrated.
Lemon Essential Oil Uses: Athlete’s foot, chiliblains, colds, corns, dull skin, flu, oily skin, spots, varicose veins, warts.
Lemon Essential Oil has a powerfully fresh traditional lemon fragrance that is quite energizing and uplifting. Lemon Essential Oil is a good choice to diffuse when trying to clear a room of the smell of cigarette smoke or other unpleasant aromas.
Limonene is the naturally occurring chemical constituent within Lemon Essential Oil that gives it its distinctive lemony aroma. There are a few other non-citrus essential oils available that include limonene naturally and feature a lemony aroma. Lemongrass and Lemon Myrtle essential oils both include noteworthy concentrations of limonene.
Cold pressed Lemon Essential Oil is phototoxic.