Lemon Organic Pure Essential Oil (10ml) - Citrus Limonum
Lemon is a fresh, tangy and sharp oil that is essential to any natural first aid kit. Its citrussy scent embodies the fragrance of a newly grated lemon peel.
Citrus scents are known to be both invigorating and beneficial to the body. This clean scent can aid in clear thinking, help to stimulate the brain, increase concentration and memory whilst dispelling sluggishness.
Known to be a strong antibacterial and antiseptic; lemon is useful for helping to treat bronchitis and the flu, eliminating toxins, stopping minor bleeding or swelling, stimulating and improving digestion and is a good tonic for improving digestion.
Within other uses, because of its antibacterial properties it is lovely to use as a diffuser within hospitals, helps to purify water, and can be used as an insect repellent or applied to bites and stings. Lemon oil can also be a great addition to toiletries and can add a refreshing touch to shower products, perfumes or colognes. It can help to brighten pale or dull complexions and highlight fair hair and lighten freckles.
Origin & History
The evergreen Lemon tree is Native to Asia and is now widely cultivated in many countries. There are mixed opinions as to where the lemon was introduced to Europe from; some say it was Roman soldiers returning from Asia, whilst others say it was brought back by Middle Ages crusaders who were transporting rich treasures. Italy is now known as being one of the main lemon-producing regions, and in particular Siciliy has the reputation for producing the best lemon oil. It has long been valued as a natural medicine and antiseptic within the home and known as something of a 'cure-all'. To this day it is used within tea, perfumery, cosmetics, pharmacies, food, drink and soap.
Lemon blends very well with other citrus scents, it adds a fresh green note to aromas. You could try adding it to lavender, pine, cedar, juniper, eucalyptus, fennel, benzoin, cardamon and chamomile. Or try it with frankincense, ginger, linden blossom, neroli, rose, sandalwood and ylang ylang.
How to Store Your Oils: Essential oils can be quite delicate substances and factors such as strong light, heat, air and moisture can affect them. They are best kept in a cool, dark and dry place ideally in a box and in a cupboard. We wouldn't recommend transferring your essential oils into plastic bottles as the plastic can interact with the chemical makeup of your essential oils and may cause the plastic to deteriorate. Keeping them in their dark, amber bottle with the lid will prolong their life. Oils that are stored in the correct condition should last for years (citrus oils have a slightly shorter life).
Size: 10ml, presented in an amber glass bottle.
Extra Information: Not Tested on Animals, Manufactured in the UK. (For more information on Natural by Nature Oils, please see below).
Safety Precautions: If you have sensitive skin, avoid exposure to strong sunlight or U.V. rays after application.
Do not use undiluted on the skin. Do not take internally without medical supervision. Keep away from eyes. Keep out of the reach of children. Seek advice during pregnancy.
Please note that the information contained here is for general interest and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment.
Dictionary Terms Explained
- Refreshing, stimulating, reviving, fresh, lemon, light
Lemon Essential Oil has an aroma typical of newly grated lemon peel; sharp, tangy, fresh and citrusy. This oil can help purify, refresh and protect your body, and is ideal if you want to keep your spaces fresh, healthy and germ-free, and your mind, body and spirit in peak condition.
Natural by Nature
- Essential oils & aromatherapy
Natural by Nature Oils was established in 1974 and were one of the first companies to promote aromatherapy in the UK. Since then their reputation and expertise in producing high quality essential oils has grown and they are now recognised as one of the leading authorities in this field. Founder, Franzesca Watson is also an author and broadcaster and founded the International School of Aromatherapy in 1991.
They are against animal testing of any kind on all cosmetic products and their ingredients. They have never tested their products on animals, and do not use any animal derivatives or by-products. All their packaging is 100% recyclable or biodegradable where possible.