Lemon oil is a product extracted from the fruit of the citrus tree. It has stimulating, antidepressant, antirheumatic, astringent, tonic, analgesic and antitoxic properties. It has an antipyretic effect and stimulates the production of blood cells, thereby strengthening the immune system. It calms the heart and has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system, allowing it to lower blood pressure. It is helpful for skin inflammation, acne and herpes. It disinfects the air and repels insects. On the mind it has a stimulating and refreshing effect, and is also helpful in combating states of apathy.
Lemon oil - properties
Lemon oil will find its use especially on skin affected by problems such as acne, excessive oiliness, broken capillaries, discolouration or enlarged pores. The substances it contains will eliminate bacteria and soothe inflammation, as well as regulate the sebaceous glands, gently tighten pores, refresh the complexion and lighten discolouration, evening out skin tone. The oil can be diluted in water or drugstore cosmetics and applied to the skin as a toner, cream or serum. It can also be used to treat split nails, dry cuticles and oily hair.
In the case of infections, colds, coughs, pharyngitis and mouth infections, inhalations, hot baths and rinses work best. A few drops of the oil combined with half a glass of warm water will create a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent that will soothe pain and relieve inflammation caused by bacteria. Housewives will also appreciate the oil, as it will allow them to create eco-friendly cleaners for countertops and floors, as well as air-freshening and disinfecting scented sprays. It can also be successfully used to repel insects and
The oil is used in aromatherapy to improve general wellbeing, stimulate, relax, increase concentration, relieve emotions, symptoms of depression, despondency and even fear. Simply add a few drops of lemon essence to your bath or apply it to a scented fireplace or humidifier. When sprayed indoors, the oil will simultaneously boost the body's immunity, improve circulation and protect us from respiratory diseases, colds and infections. It will also help you to calm down, relax more effectively and reduce migraine pains. You can also add lemon oil to the base oil and use it for a deeply relaxing and invigorating massage.
Origin of raw material: The origin of lemons is unknown. It is suspected to have originated in India, Italy or China.
INCI: Citrus Limon Peel Oil
Activities: purifying, stimulating, relaxing
Scent: strong scent of lemon peel
Colour: pale yellow to yellow-green
Recommended application: for massage, in the bath, in a diffuser, for inhalation
Contraindications: May irritate sensitive skin. Perform a topical test when using for the first time. Do not use in case of any wounds or irritation. Not suitable for children, pregnant and lactating women. Has a photosensitising effect, so do not expose skin to sunlight after application.
Matching oils: citronella, grapefruit, candytuft, wintergreen
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