Lemon pure essential oil, citrus limonum, is wonderful in essential oil blends as a synergistic agent which is one of the reasons it is used so frequently in blends.
However, it does have a multitude of qualities of its own.
Lemon essential oil is an excellent tonic for the lymphatic system by helping to stimulate the growth of lymphocytes which support your body’s immune system.
By improving the lymphatic circulation this oil will help you slim, help fight respiratory ailments like flu or a cold, throat infections, bronchitis, laryngitis and viral infections like herpes simples, and with its strong antiseptic qualities it’s very useful in healing cuts and scrapes.
This pure essential oil is also an aid in reducing high blood pressure while its detoxifying abilities help shift cellulite, ease painful joints, boost blood circulation and stimulate the digestive system.
Very useful as a water purifier.
Can be effective as a gall bladder and liver tonic.
It is a good digestive helping dyspepsia and gastritis.
It's effect on circulation will also help with varicose veins and oedema.
Its cleansing and astringent qualities help reduce wrinkles, clear clogged pores and stimulate blood flow to the face. This also helps with greasy skin, blackheads and other pimples.
If you're feeling a bit down or mentally fatigued use this lovely essential oil in a bath or burner to renew flagging energies. It helps to clear the brain, stimulate memory and enhance clarity.
Light, fresh citrus scent. Sharp but clean.
Peel via expression
Small evergreen tree to 6m in height. Oval leaves, thorns, fragrant flowers.
Pale, greenish yellow liquid. Turns brown with age.
Limonene, terpinene, pinenes, citral, linalol, citronellal.
Avoid direct sunlight for 24 hours after use on exposed skin as it can be phototoxic.
Do not use if it is cloudy (old essential oil) as it could then cause allergic reaction.