Often referred to as “liquid sunshine” because of its energizing, revitalizing aroma, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this familiar essential oil.
The essence of lemon can be found in massage oil blends, gels, lotions, soaps, shampoos, sprays, and cleaning products. Lemon essential oil has seen a growth in popularity in the last century, most notably among outdoorsmen due to its energizing effects on the body. Many people choose to diffuse lemon oil, with claims that it improves alertness while decreasing stress and fatigue. Some utilize it in their skin and hair care routines, believing it rejuvenates, soothes, and tightens the skin, hair, scalp.
Touch (feel): Light and watery.
Aroma (scent): Citrus, refreshing, energizing.
Visual ( look): Light yellow in color.
Topical: Add 3-5 drops of EO to 1 ounce of carrier oil such as coconut, grapeseed, or olive oil, mix well and apply to the skin or use as a generalized massage oil. Pairs well with the EO’S of Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Rosemary.
Diffuser: Add 3-5 drops of EO to the diffuser; may be safely combined with equal amounts of up to 2 different EO’s to enhance effectiveness; pairs well with EO’s of Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Rosemary.
Highlighted Chemical Compounds:
Limonene, γ-terpinene, gamma-terpinene, beta-pinene, alpha-pinene, sabinene.
Warnings and Precautions: Lemon oil is phototoxic and should not be used in direct exposure to the sun. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Our oils are not for consumption. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Caution while pregnant or breastfeeding.
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In Ancient Times/Ancient Story: Lemon is a flowering plant belonging to the Rutaceae family, native to Asia. The true origins of the usage of lemon oil are disputed, as there is no true discovery date recorded for the tree and its fruit. However, the lemon had popped up in multiple historical texts as it was slowly introduced to different cultures.
As far as we know, lemons were first grown in India, eventually spreading to the Middle East through trade. Around the first century, they appeared in Italy, spreading to various other countries as time went on. These included Europe, Persia, Iraq, and Egypt, among others. The seeds were brought to Hispaniola in the 1400's by Christopher Columbus, and by the 1700's, lemon trees were being cultivated in North America.
Ancient Usage: For centuries lemon was used as a decorative plant due to there being no knowledge of its benefits. In 90 BC, the plant's first recorded mention among historical text recorded lemons being thrown at a high priest in Jerusalem. In the 1700's, Scottish physician James Lind pitted lemon against buckwheat to help fight scurvy among sailors.
When used culinarily, lemons were a must have in any Greek kitchen, its signature sour flavor elevating countless dishes. Ladolemono, a marinade and dressing, utilized lemon as a key ingredient.
Ancient Beliefs: Dioscorides applied lemon balm to scorpion or animal bites, believing it to have antibacterial properties. He also advocated for adding it into a glass wine for the purpose of soothing frayed nerves.
In the 1900's, Maude Grieve, who founded of The Whins Medicinal and Commercial Herb School and Far in Buckinghamshire, England, praised lemon in her book of herbal medicine. She claimed that the lemon is "...the most valuable of all fruit for preserving health.”