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Lemon (Citrus limonum) – Organic

$7.00

Aromatherapeutic pure Lemon essential oil, organic

Lemon (Citrus limon), Organic - fresh batch received Dec 2016

Cold-pressed from the peel
Country of Origin – Italy
Pure, undiluted, aromatherapeutic

10 ml and 15 ml sizes available in amber glass bottles with safety dropper caps

High in d-limonene which contributes to some of the following properties according to current literature and research:

  • Immune enhancer as it activates white blood cells
  • Antioxidant* (see research link showing skin benefits below)
  • Shown to prevent tumors
  • Analgesic
  • Antibacterial
  • Antiseptic and cleans the air
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Energizing
  • Detoxifying
  • Antiviral
  • Increases blood circulation

*See research (one of many) for skin benefits of this oil here. For additional and more in-depth information about this particular essential oil, follow this link to our Essential Oil Database (still under construction, but rapidly expanding!)

Description: See list above.

Ingredients: 100% pure undiluted, cold pressed from the rind essential oil of lemon (Citrus limonum), organically grown

Usage/Safety Cautions:

This is such a wonderful, fresh, clean essential oil, but did you know it is also a SOLVENT - as are other citrus essential oils. I use it to dissolve grease, dirt and grime - as well as cleaning the label glue off of recycled bottles. So - what I'm saying here is this is not something you want to put in your water every day as some companies recommend. Your liver will thank you if you don't. It makes a very good - and very healthy - addition to any of your cleaning products, use in a diffuser, and even add it to your massage oil or cream. It has so many benefits, BUT it is also a phototoxic oil, meaning that if you use this topically, don't go out into direct sunlight or a sunbed for 12 to 24 hours because it can cause a slight reaction to a severe burn. Dilutions are important. Essential oils are concentrated extracts from plant material - many times concentrated from that slice of lemon you put in your glass of ice tea. We only purchase and sell certified organic citrus oils. Why? Because citrus oils (most anyway) are not steam distilled as are other essential oils, but are cold-pressed from the RIND. Yes - and that is where the pesticides and herbicides are most concentrated.

Another thing to consider with citrus oils - they oxidize and this can alter fairly quickly the important chemistry of the particular essential oil. Which is why we buy only fresh citrus oils from our supplier. We keep all of our citrus oils refrigerated and suggest you do the same. All essential oils should be stored tightly closed, leave the top off only long enough to drop the oils into whatever you are diluting it with, and keep in dark glass containers. We ask that you not remove the safety dropper cap supplied and keep them out of reach of children. It's alway a good idea to write the date on the bottle that you have received and opened the essential oil in order to keep track of the age of the oil.

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