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A 6 metre (20 feet) high, evergreen tree, with thorns, and dark green serrated oval leaves with pink/white highly perfumed flowers. The fruit mature from green to yellow on ripening. The name is derived from the Arabic ‘laimun’ or the Persian ‘limun’. It has been suggested, that there was a combination of the Indian Lime and possibly the Pummelo. During the Crusaders in the Middle Ages, early cultivation began in the area of Genoa, in northern Italy, then progressing southward to Naples and Sicily.

Arab traders took lemons to Spain, which then went on to migrate to the New World from explorations of Columbus in the 15th century. Nowadays, cold expressed to create a fresh, crisp, sharp lemon scent, highly reminiscent of a juicy mouthwatering Lemon. Lemon oil blends well with almost everything!

The lemon tree is easily recognised with its bright yellow fruit and glossy leaves. The oil is produced from steam distillation of the fruit, depending on the maturity of the fruit the oil produced will vary from green to yellow. Quality Lemon oil should smell like freshly scraped lemon peel, sharp and green – not like a lolly.

Ingredients: Citrus Limon Peel Oil

Botanical name: Citrus limonum

Common name: Lemon

Plant part: Fruit peel

Extraction method: Cold pressed

Common uses: In skin care, Lemon essential oil has been known to have astringent properties which can counter act overproduction of sebum.

Note: Top

Strength of aroma: Medium

Aromatic scent: Similar to fresh lemon rinds except richer and more concentrated.

Caution: Non-toxic, but may cause skin irritation in some. Lemon is also phototoxic and should be avoided prior to exposure to direct sunlight. Avoid during pregnancy.


Aromatherapy Use

Lemon oil is high in Vitamins A, B and C, and contains antioxidant, cleansing and purifying properties. Beneficial for skin care, like acne, balancing oily, greasy skin and hair, cold sores, mouth ulcers, warts, tinea, even easing insect bites, and the possible relief of minor wounds (cuts, scratches, abrasions). The refreshing and cleansing citrus essential oil helps to soothe and relieves headaches and migraines, also creates focus and concentration, as well as easing nervous tension, stress and mild anxiety. It is helpful for rheumatism, arthritis and gout. It boosts the immune system, improves the functions of the digestive system, and it is helpful with constipation, dyspepsia and cellulite. It is said, that Lemon oil can be very beneficial to the circulatory system and aids with blood flow, reducing blood pressure and helping with nosebleeds. It can help bring down fever, helps relieve throat infections, relief from the symptoms of bronchial coughs, asthma, cold and flu.

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