Hidden Secrets of Lemon Oil & the Lemon Plant



Botanical name (Latin): Citrus limon
Plant family: Rutaceae
Aroma profile: Lemon Essential Oil smells similar to fresh lemon rinds except that it is more concentrated.
Perfumery note: Top
Essential oil extraction method: Cold Pressed/Expressed.
Steam distilled Lemon Oil is also commercially available.
Native region/origin
: India
Growing habit: round, slightly elongated
Parts used: Citrus Rind (Peel)

Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil’s active chemical components contribute to its therapeutic benefits that give it the reputation of being an invigorating, cleansing, and purifying oil. These constituents make it ideal for use in cosmetics, aromatherapy, massage, and home cleaning products to purify the air as well as surfaces. These healing benefits can be attributed to the oil’s anti-inflammatory, astringent, analgesic, stimulant, antiseptic, soothing, energizing, and balancing activities, among other valuable properties.

COSMETIC: Antiseptic, Tonic, Detoxifying, Anti-fungal.

ODOROUS: Anti-microbial, Anti-rheumatic, Bactericidal, Carminative, Febrifuge, Astringent, Calming.

MEDICINAL: Anti-microbial, Anti-rheumatic, Anti-septic, Bactericidal, Carminative, Depurative, Diuretic, Febrifuge, Anti-infection, Astringent, Disinfectant, Calming, Anti-anemic, Anti-sclerotic, Cicatrisant, Diaphoretic, Haemostatic, Hypotensive, Tonic, Vermifuge, Detoxifying, Anti-fungal.

History of Lemon Essential Oil

Due to its yellow color, refreshing scent, ability to purify, and for the burst of energy that it provides, Lemon Essential Oil has earned the nickname “Liquid Sunshine.” Lemon Oil possibly has the most powerful anti-microbial activity of all the essential oils. The name Lemon is derived from either the Arabic word “laimun” or the Persian word “limun,” both meaning “citrus fruit.” Small and evergreen, Lemon trees are considered to be a cross between Bitter Orange and Citron and were originally grown for decorative purposes with the fruit remaining on the tree. Once the fruit’s resourcefulness was discovered, it began to be cultivated.

Lemon trees are native to Asia and were used by not only ancient Indians but also Egyptians and Romans to treat infectious diseases. Lemon trees are believed to have been brought to Europe in the Middle Ages around 200 A.D. and eventually made their way from the Middle East to North Africa and eventually, Christopher Columbus introduced them to America. At this time, due to their antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties, English sailors in the Royal Navy also often used them while sailing to protect themselves against the ravages of scurvy and vitamin deficiencies.

Both the fruit and the essential oil have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to treat a vast range of health issues. Lemon Essential Oil is used today in perfumery, in culinary practices, and to relieve mental exhaustion while improving cognitive function and concentration. For this reason, Lemon Oil is diffused in workplaces in order to improve employee focus and efficiency and to reduce the number of errors.

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