Plant part used
Place of origin
A small thorny evergreen tree, native to India now common in other locations
A fresh, sharp, sweet citrus fragrance
Method of extraction
Expression or cold pressing
The therapeutic value of lemons was recognized by the middle ages, as it has many healing properties. Lemon oil is a versatile addition to any collection.
Blends well with
Bergamot, Frankincense, Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Rosemary Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang.
Mind & Spirit – Refreshing and cooling if feeling hot or bothered, improves the ability to concentrate, lifts the spirits during times of mental fatigue, stimulating and clearing of the mind (vaporizer, bath or massage).
Body – Lemon has a tonic effect on the circulatory system.
Skin & Hair – Lemon is an astringent therefore effective in cleansing greasy or oily skin (compress).
Mildly photosensitive, avoid using on skin then exposing to the sun