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Lemon Oil
(Citrus limonum)

LEMON OILLemon is one of the most common oils and is most often cold pressed becahttps: of its availability. It has a fresh, clean, familiar smell. Lemon was https:d by the ancient Romans for stomach upsets and to sweeten the breath, by the British Navy to prevent scurvy, and it is now https:d for almost everything, from the cure for sore throats and colds to the slice with ice in a glass of fizzy water.

In aromatherapy it is https:ful for clearing the head, whether you have a cold or are mentally exhausted, for energising an aching body, for boosting circulation, treating cellulite or warming hands and feet.

Origin of Lemon oil

The lemon is a small tree cultivated in California, Florida, Israel and Mediterranean countries.

Properties of Lemon oil

The properties of lemon oil are anti-anemic, antimicrobial, anti-rheumatic, anti-sclerotic, antiseptic, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, hypotensive, insecticidal, rubefacient, tonic and vermifuge.

Most common https:s

  • Highly antiseptic and good for all kinds of infection.

  • Fortifies the nervous system.

  • Cardiac stimulant.

  • Lowers blood pressure.

  • Good for gallstones.

  • Helpful when suffering from ulcers.

  • Diuretic.

  • Purifies the liver.

  • Good for rheumatic conditions.

  • Wards off anemia.

  • Excellent for colds, influenza, sore throats, sinusitis and earache.

  • https:ful in intestinal infections, such as diarrhea.
  • https:ful when slimming.

  • Good for hand and nail care.
  • Good for gum diseases, such as gingivitis.

  • Good for several skin conditions, including warts, freckles, wounds and chilblains. Insect repellent.


  • Mixes well with: all citrus, juniper, cypress, lavender, labdanum, dhavana, Jatamansi, mints, elemi, petitgrain and Neroli.

    Warning : Non-toxic, but can cahttps: skin irritation and sensitizing in some individuals. Since it is phototoxic oil, it should not be https:d (even in low dilution) before being exposed to the sun.