Lemon - Citrus limon

Lemon has a fresh, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. It has antibacterial and tonic properties, making it useful for relief of cold symptoms. Widely used in beauty care. It cleanses, refreshes, cools and stimulates. Astringent and antiseptic oil. Useful for oily skin.

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County of Origin Italy
Botanical Family Rutaceae
Therapeutic Properties Anti-anxiety, anti-bacterial, anti-depressant, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-oxidant, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral, astringent, diuretic, immuno-stimulant, liver supporter, lymph decongest, rubefacient, tonifying
Chemical Family Rutaceae
Approx. Shelf Life 3 years
Plant Parts Peel
Note Classification Top
Method of Extraction Cold Pressed
Blends well with Neroli, Clary sage, Bergamot, Citronella, Orange flower, Violet, Galbanum
% Chemical Compound Limonene 70.95, beta-Pinene 11.48, gamma-Terpinene 8.94, Sabinene 1.99 , alpha-Pinene 1.88 , Myrcene 1.30 , Geranial 1.23 , para-Cymene 0.96, Neral 0.74 , alpha-Thujene 0.36

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History: The Egyptians used it as an antidote to meat and fish poisoning and typhoid epidemics. The lemon tree was introduced into Europe when soldiers returned from the Crusades. Lemons were used by sailors to stay healthy and avoid vitamin C deficiencies while on long sea voyages.

Characteristics: A top note with a strong aroma, it has a strong bright lemony scent.

Clinical Studies:

Indications: Used to cool, purify, calm, relax, reduce stress, promote sleep, uplift moods, refresh, revive, improve mental clarity and alertness, improve memory, disinfect, soothe insect bites. Will reduce blood viscosity and help to break up plague deposits so use to reduce cholesterol.

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Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath (may need fixed oil), cleanser - household, diffusor, inhaler, light bulb ring, massage, mist spray.

Safety: Nontoxic, irritates sensitive skin, phototoxic so stay out of sunlight after using on skin.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2005
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopeadia Britannica. USA, 2014
Photos attribution – istock Photos
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    Lemon - Citrus limon

    Lemon - Citrus limon

    Lemon has a fresh, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. It has antibacterial and tonic properties, making it useful for relief of cold symptoms. Widely used in beauty care. It cleanses, refreshes, cools and stimulates. Astringent and antiseptic oil. Useful for oily skin.

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