Lemon Essential Oil

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Lemon Essential Oil 100% PureBotanical Name: Citrus limon
Plant Family: Rutaceae
Country of Origin: Italy
Plant Part: Outer Peel
Growth Method: Organic, Cultivated
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Light Yellow
Consistency: Thin
Strength of Aroma: Strong

Lemon is a small, evergreen tree originated in Asia, but is now widely cultivated in Italy, Australia and California. It has a smooth grey bark with yellowish slash and grows up to 6 meters tall. Lemon tree is easily recognized by the scarcely winged leaf stalks and the tinged purple flowers. The flowers have a pleasant aroma, but only the fruit peel is used to produce essential oil.

Lemon essential oil is believed to stimulate the immune system and assist the bodies defense against infection. It is also known to reduce body temperature. Due to its sharp scent, the oil is thought to work well in uplifting mood and aid depression. Other benefits include: antiseptic, astringent, anti-bacterial and detoxifying properties. The oil may also aid digestive disorders due to its carminative properties.

Lemon essential oil is known to have a tonic effect on the circulatory system. It is also beneficial in increasing vitality and awareness. In addition, Lemon can be used in the treatment of acne, arthritis, asthma, boils, bronchitis, catarrh, cellulite, chilblains, colds and flu, high blood pressure, indigestion, poor circulation, rheumatism, sore throat and warts.

Lemon essential oil has a distinct clean, fresh and light scent, with sharp top notes and slightly sweet, citrusy undertones.

The fragrance of Lemon essential oil dissipates feelings of impurity of indecisiveness, and can stimulate emotional purging. It also increases one's sense of humor and general well-being.

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Lemon essential oil is known to be powerfully astringent. It is advisable to add the oil to a carrier oil to dilute its strength and potency. Avoid exposing the area of oil application to sunlight for 24 hours after application. Lemon is renowned for its photo toxicity which can cause harm to the skin.

Do not take essential oils internally or use without the guidance of a qualified practitioner. The information provided here is for general use only and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment. Pregnant women should always consult their physician prior to using.

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