Lemon Essential Oil
Botanical name: Citrus limonum
Ingredient: 100% pure essential oil
Extraction method: Cold pressing method
Country of Origin: Italy
Blend well with Orange, Lemongrass, Bergamot and floral oils
Handcrafted in small batches in Singapore
Folklore and Herbal Heritage
The ancient Egyptian used lemons to fight food poisoning and typhoid epidemics. Romans revered the goddess of youth. Juventus, and symbolized her with the lemon, which enjoyed a reputation as a cure-all and a health tonic and preserver. Inhabitants of Spain and some other European countries regarded lemon as a panacea for infectious illnesses. European used it to resist malaria and typhoid fever. Lemons and limes were carried on English shops to control scurvy on long voyages. Credit goes to Christopher Columbus for carrying lemon seed to the New World.
French physicians treat disorders such as diabetes, gonorrhea, high blood pressure, malaria, tuberculosis, and typhoid with lemon oil. It fights the infection of bronchitis, coughs, and sore throats and relieves the discomfort of colds, fevers, and the flu. It can also avert the asthma attacks. Because lemon oil can kill bacteria and other germs in minutes.
Lemon oil enhances immunity by stimulating white blood cell production and improving the body's ability to combat infection. As a digestive aid, lemon oil counter acidity in the body, calm an upset stomach and helps heartburn. Lemon oil also helps lower blood pressure and stimulates circulation. Lemon oil can stop the bleeding of cuts and wounds. It helps with shaving nicks, nosebleeds, and bleeding gums from gingivitis or tooth extractions, Lemon oil also diminishes the pain of cold sores, herpes, and mouth ulcers. It relieves some of the symptoms of eczema and other types of dermatitis and can help relieve headaches.
Lemon oil is cooling, refreshing, and uplifting. It encourages clarity, concentration, and recall. It can calm anxiety, hysteria, or shock and prevent emotional outbursts. It subdues aggressive behavior. It fights depression, eases fear, strengthens resolve, and assists in communication and decision making. Lemon inspires trust and a sense of security; it relieves confusion and worry.
It can help you overcome obstacles and provide a clearer perspective. Lemon helps to open up the heart, especially if there is a fear of intimacy, a fear of commitment, or a fear of being consumed by the relationship. It purifies and promotes spirituality.
The small evergreen tree has serrated edged oval leaves, stiff thorny branches, and fragrant white or pale pink flowers. The round or oval green fruits of Citrus limon or Citrus limonum turn sunshine yellow when ripe. A native of India and Asia, this member of the Rutacaea family grows to about 18 feet tall. Lemon trees grow wild in the Mediterranean climate and are cultivated in Guinea, Israel, Italy, North and South America.
Cold expression of the fresh peels of the fruit renders a pale greenish-yellow oil. Its scent is fresh and light, slightly sharp but sweet, with the tat and tangy smell of fresh lemons. About 1000 lemons will yield one pound of oil.
Lemon oil may be irritating to sensitive skin. It may also promote photosensitivity, leading to sunburn or uneven darkening of the skin