Lemon Essential Oil

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How to use our pure lemon essential oil:

  • Massage oil or rollerball: 2.5% dilution 10 drops/ 30mL of carrier oil such as fractionated coconut, sunflower, etc.
  • Diffuser: 5-6 drops in water.
  • Baths: add 2-7 drops into tsp of a carrier oil. Optionally mix with epsom or Dead Sea salt and add to bath water.
  • Lotion or Shampoo: add 10 drops to 30mL of unscented base.
  • TIP: To extend the shelf life of citrus essential oils, keep refrigerated.

NOTE: Always patch test first to see if there is a skin reaction. Best mixed in small amounts with other essential oils if using on skin.

Essential oils that blend well with lemon:

  • Lavender
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Sandalwood
  • Geranium
  • Eucalyptus
  • Juniper berry
  • Other citrus oils

Safety Information - please read before using (Click to expand)

Cautions: Phototoxic – do not use on skin exposed to sunlight, may cause skin irritation or sensitization

View Essential Oil FAQ, Contraindications, and other information HERE.

Clearout of past due stock – still great for cleaning products, but don’t recommend for use in a diffuser

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Our lemon essential oil has a sweet, fruity and light aroma. Smells just like fresh lemon peels! The best-smelling lemon essential oil is produced with Italian lemons, where the Mediterranean climate and soil are ideal.

Species: Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f., cultivar fam. Rutaceae
Country of origin: Italy

Additional information

Weight 55 g
Dimensions 2.8 × 2.8 × 6.7 cm

Chemical Components

  • 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%)

Please note: nature varies, and so will the chemical components in each batch. Please feel free to request a current GC-MS report for this oil.

Scientific Studies

  • Further studies on the anticancer activity of citrus limonoidsEG Miller, JL Porter, WH Binnie, IY Guo… – Journal of agricultural …, 2004 – ACS Publications
  • Antioxidant activity and phenolic composition of citrus peel and seed extracts – A Bocco, ME Cuvelier, H Richard… – Journal of Agricultural …, 1998 – ACS Publications
  • Relationship between volatile components of citrus fruit essential oils and antimicrobial action on Penicillium … DRL Caccioni, M Guizzardi, DM Biondi, A Renda… – International Journal of …, 1998 – Elsevier
  • The effect of lemon, orange and bergamot essential oils and their components on the survival of Campylobacter jejuni, Escherichia coli , Listeria … K Fisher, CA Phillips – Journal of Applied Microbiology, 2006 – Wiley Online Library
  • Preformed antifungal compounds of lemon fruit: citral and its relation to disease resistance. V Rodov, S Ben-Yehoshua, DQ Fang… – Journal of Agricultural …, 1995 – ACS Publications
  • Identification of coumarins from lemon fruit (Citrus limon) as inhibitors of in vitro tumor promotion and superoxide and nitric oxide generation Y Miyake, A Murakami, Y Sugiyama… – Journal of agricultural …, 1999 – ACS Publications
  • Sedative, anxiolytic and antidepressant activities of Citrus limon (Burn) essential oil in mice LM Lopes Campêlo, C Gonçalves e Sá… – Die Pharmazie-An …, 2011 – ingentaconnect.com
  • Antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of some commercial essential oils – MT Baratta, HJ Dorman, SG Deans… – Flavour and …, 1998 – Wiley Online Library
  • Polymethoxy flavones are responsible for the anti-inflammatory activity of citrus fruit peel YS Huang, SC Ho – Food Chemistry, 2010 – Elsevier


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