Lemon Essential Oil | 30ml


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Lemon Essential Oil | 30ml

Latin Name: Citrus Limon
Plant Part Used: Fresh Fruit Rind
Countries of Origin: Spain, Italy, France, S. Africa

Aroma: Has a fresh, sharp citrus top note, followed by sweet, fresh lemony notes.

Emotional/Energetic Qualities:
Uplifting and cleansing
Expands energy, promotes a sense of opening
Reduces tension and depression
Invites happy, outward energy

Therapeutic Properties:
Analgesic: The main component, d-limonene, has significant antinociceptive activity (reduces the sensation of pain). Hirota et al. (2010) suggested this might be due to its considerable anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities.
Anti-inflammatory: Lemon essential oil and d-limonene are inhibitors of 5-LOX (Baylac and Racine 2003).
Antibacterial: Limonene is often found in oils with strong antimicrobial actions.
Antidepressant: The inhalation of d-limonene has anxiolytic action (reduces anxiety). Lemon essential oil, and its components limonene and citral can decrease both physical and psychological stress.
Antioxidant: One of the components, γ-terpinene, is an LDL antioxidant.
Antispasmodic: The antispasmodic actions are likely due in part to the presence of d-limonene, a vasorelaxant.
Antiviral: Although there is no research to support that lemon oil is antiviral, many Aromatherapists feel citrus oils high in d-limonene can assist with overcoming a virus. This might be due to the ability of d-limonene to activate white blood cells and fight infection.
Astringent: Many citrus oils, including Lemon and those containing high levels of monoterpenes (such as limonene), can contract and tighten the tissues.
Cooling: Lemon has a cooling effect. It evaporates quickly on contact with the skin, giving rise to a cooling sensation, and its anti-inflammatory actions reduce heat in the tissues.
Diuretic: When used in a blend, lemon can contribute to a diuretic effect.
Immunostimulant: With its antibacterial and antioxidant actions, anti-inflammatory actions, and activating, tonic effects on the mind and body, Lemon essential oil can be used to help support the immune system and promote well-being.
Liver support/protector: d-Limonene can increase the rate of synthesis of glutathione S-transferase in the liver. This is an important enzyme in detoxification pathways.
Skin penetration enhancer: d-Limonene, the principle component, enhances skin penetration.

DO NOT use this oil on the skin without diluting it.  Carrier oil options include: Coconut, Grapeseed, Hempseed, Jojoba, Sweet Almond, and Sunflower (sold separately).  We do not recommend taking any essential oil internally.