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100% Essential Oil Citrus limon from low spray fruit peel, cold-pressed Mexico.Certified Organic Description: Lemon Essential Oil has been historically recognized as a cleanser. It is reputed as being antiseptic, and as having refreshing and cooling properties. On skin and hair it can be used for its cleansing effect, as well...
- 100% Essential Oil
- Citrus limon
- from low spray fruit peel, cold-pressed
Description: Lemon Essential Oil has been historically recognized as a cleanser. It is reputed as being antiseptic, and as having refreshing and cooling properties. On skin and hair it can be used for its cleansing effect, as well as for treating cuts and boils. Research has also shown Lemon Essential Oil to enhance the ability to concentrate.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Lime, Orange and Mandarin.
Aroma: Aroma is similar to fresh lemon rinds except richer and more concentrated. Lemon is used in most citrus type colognes and perfumes. It lends a light, fresh, sweetness in uplifting bath blends.
Possible Uses: Athlete's foot, chilblains, colds, corns, dull skin, flu, oily skin, spots, varicose veins, warts. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-66.] Milia (whiteheads), congestion and asthma in young children and infants - TTF
For the gentle treatment of the 'flu and to prevent its spread, diffuse 4 parts lemon to 1 part lavender wherever the sick person is. I use a pot on the stove when my children are sick. It gently clears congestion, alleviates symptoms and lifts the spirits, while keeping me well!
Colour: Pale Yellow to Deep Yellow
Perfumery Note: Top
Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: all the other citrus oils, cardamom, chamomile, and ginger, oakmoss, benzoin, and vetiver.
Constituents: Limonene, Citral, Geranial, Citronellyl Acetate, Pinene [Shirley Price, The Aromatherapy Workbook (Hammersmith, London: Thorsons, 1993), 54-5.]
This batch: Contents: α-pinene, myrcene, p-cymene, limonene, ß-pinene, γ-terpinene,
geranial, neral, α-bergamotene, furocoumarins, bergaptenes, sabinene
Safety Information: Phototoxic. [Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 207.] Do not use if the area of application will be exposed to sunlight for 24 hours due to its phototoxicity.
May cause skin irritation or sensitivity in some. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 120.]
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. Never use undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body.
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