Lemon: Citrus limonum (Risso)
Why lemon? A well-known summery citrus, the cleansing qualities of lemon essential oil are ideal for skin care and uplifting DIY cleaning products. A strong and stimulating fruity aroma, lemon aromatherapy essential oil contains a lingering note that helps to increase the lasting quality of its fragrance. This is why lemon essential oil is perfect for mixing into homemade cleaning products and soaps.
Quality Assured: Our organic lemon essential oil is responsibly sourced from Spain. The essential oil is cold pressed from the outer rind of the lemon; this is preferred for therapeutic purposes. Every batch of oil is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and produced without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Additionally, our expert aromatherapists here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally assess all of our oils—using touch, taste, smell, and lab analyses—to ensure that your essential oil is suitable for use and entirely free of adulterants.
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How to Use
Benefits: Lemon aromatherapy essential oil contains cleansing qualities and is perfect for use in homemade cleansers, soap products, and cosmetics.
Regulatory Status: Lemon essential oil is listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.
How to Store Your Oil: Keep your essential oils stored in a cool dark place. Lemon (and all citrus oils), pine, and juniper should all be stored in the fridge to prevent oxidation. If an oil spoils from heat and oxidizes, it can cause skin irritation.
Oils That Blend Well With Lemon: Lemon oil’s refreshing aroma blends well with other citrus oils. When blended with citronella Cymbopogon nardus and lemongrass Cymbopogon flexuosum, it is used as a substitute for verbena Verbena officinalis. Lemon essential oil also blends well with
cedar Cedrus atlantica
chamomile Roman or German Chamaemelum nobile or Matricaria recutita
clove Syzygium aromaticum
elemi Canarium luzonicum
eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus
fennel Foeniculum vulgare
geranium Pelargonium graveolens
juniper Juniperus communis
lavandin Lavandula intermedia
lavender Lavandula angustifolia
neroli Citrus aurantium var. amara
oakmoss Evernia prunastri
petitgrain Citrus aurantium
pine Pinus sylvestris
sandalwood Santalum album
ylang ylang Cananga odorata var. genuina.
Lemon Citrus limonum oil: 10 drops
Chamomile Matricaria recutita (German) or Chamaemelum nobile (Roman) oil: 5 drops
Myrrh Commiphora myrrha oil: 5 drops
Tea tree Australia Melaleuca alternifolia oil: 5 drops
Blend the oils and put 3-5 drops in 1⁄2 cup of warm water and use as a mouth rinse.
LEMONY-FRESH AIR FRESHENER:
Lavender Lavandula angustifolia oil: 15 drops
Lemon Citrus limonum oil: 10 drops
Grapefruit Citrus paradisi oil: 10 drops
Orange Citrus sinensis oil: 10 drops
Lime Citrus aurantiifolia oil: 6 drops
Nutmeg Myristica fragrans oil: 3 drops
Distilled water: 2 ounces
Alcohol, vodka, or grain: 2 ounces
Blend all the ingredients and put in a spray bottle. Shake well before using.