Lemon oil is made up of lemon peel which gives a yellowish or light green colour. It is a very useful natural antiseptic as well as a cosmetic product of personal care. It is watery in nature. Its extraction process is different from others as it is extracted from fresh lemon peels by cold expression.
Lemon oil includes camphene, a-pinene, sabinene, b-pinene, a-terpinene, myrcene, b-bisabolene, linalool, trans-a-bergamotene, limonene, nerol and neral. There are varieties of lemon oil available, like, common lemon oil, green lemon oil, lemon verbena oil and lemon tea tree oil.
|Scientific Name||:||Citrus Limonum|
|Country of Origin||:||A native of India|
|Colour and odor||:||Lemon oil is of yellowish or light green in colour which has a fresh smell of lemon.|
|Extraction Method||:||The method of extraction for lemon oil is from fresh lemon peel by cold expression.|
Lemon oil plays a very vital role for a healthy and disease free skin. It brightens up the skin by removing dead cells and tightens the skin’s pores. After applying any product including lemon oil in it, one should stay away from sunlight because it can cause photosensitivity. Lemon oil not only gives a healthy skin but also a trouble less circulatory system.
Lemon oil finds huge application in therapeutic uses as it can treat several health problems due to its enormous useful medicinal properties. Besides this, the sweet lemon smell of this oil enables it to be used as a room freshener and laundry additive.
Lemon oil besides being one of the most crucial natural medicine for human beings, has another essential role in therapeutic properties. They are anti-anaemic, antimicrobial, bactericidal, hypotensive, diuretic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, insecticidal, vermifuge and anti-selerotic.It helps the body to get rid from acidity problem, which is a common problem faced by every individual nowadays, as it cleans up the digesting system. Apart from this it has many more beneficial parts, for instance it helps the body to fight against fever, give relief from thought infection, flu, bronchitis and asthma. Besides this lemon oil helps to enrich the decision making power and increase the concentration power by improving dementia. It provides good sleep to those people who are suffering from insomnia.
As lemon oil is watery in nature, it blends easily with fennel, lavender, benzoin, rose, elemi, sandalwood, juniper, geranium, neroil and eucalyptus, in normal heat.
I purchase this essential oil on a regular basis for our gallery, which has gotten a lot of compliments from our customers. Generally, I suppose that essential oils are used in massage & other therapies, but I like to put a drop here & there, to "freshen" the gallery & our restroom. It works so much better than standard air fresheners, and just a few drops lasts a few days. The scent is not artificial, but natural. My favorite of Eden's Garden essential oils is lemon.
- D. Wong