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Lemon Essential Oil
Name: Lemon Essential Oil
Species: Citrus limon
Aroma: Clean and zesty citrus with a sour splash
$1.97 – $7.97
Lemon Essential Oil 100% Pure
Name: Lemon Essential Oil
Species: Citrus limon
Color: Pale Yellow
Aroma: Light, clean and zesty citrus with a sour splash
Blend Ideas: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cilantro, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang
We source only pure essential oils.
Italian lemons produce a preferred aroma, almost like a freshly grated peel. We love this scent; it’s fresh, clean, and uplifting! It’s especially good for a mental boost when diffused with spearmint or peppermint. Diffusing lemon has the added bonus of cleansing the air. Bad odors are tackled well by most citrus oils and lemon is no exception. Like many of the citrus oils, lemon is known to support the lymphatic system. This is one of the systems that work to remove toxins from the body. Drink plenty of water while diffusing it for the best results.
Its germicidal qualities give the added bonus of purifying the air. It’s nice to diffuse when someone else may be carrying germs and you don’t want to share them. It’s great in household cleaners because of its disinfecting properties you have the added advantage of its immune system support as you are cleaning or diffusing it.
A word to those who have been told to take lemon in water: Don’t! It takes over 3,000 lemons to produce 2.2 lbs of expressed oil — that oil is extremely strong. Lemon oil is great for cleaning greasy tools. If it can break down that kind of grime (and it does it well), what are drops of it, floating on top of water in your stomach, doing to your stomach lining?
With our pre-diluted oils . . . if diluted for kids is the highest dilution you see, it’s also the max dilution possible. Pre-diluted oils are in fractionated coconut oil.
Lemon Essential Oil Safety Info
According to Tisserand and Young, there is a low risk of phototoxicity with expressed lemon essential oil. Max dilution: 2%. If it is used above the maximum dermal use guidelines, the area of application should not be exposed to UV rays for at least 12 hours after application. Sensitivity is more likely with old or oxidized lemon essential oil, so it should be stored in a dark, airtight container in your refrigerator. Lemon essential oil should still follow the safety guidelines below. ~ Source: Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (2013). Reading the full profile for Lemon essential oil is highly suggested by your DeRu Staff.
While we’ve made this clear that we are selling this essential oil to use in your diffuser, your inhaler, or topically (diluted), it is a pure essential oil and can be used as such. With all essential oils:
Keep away from children.
Oral Safety is only given because many people have been told to take oils internally. Because several people look to us for safety advice, we feel obligated to offer those safety statements, although we do not believe anyone should be ingesting essential oils without being guided by an expert. Experts will take your medical history into account before they suggest oils for you to ingest, diffuse, or use topically.
Lemon • Citrus limon
1. Antifungal Activity of Plant Essential Oils Against Botrytis cinerea, Penicillium italicum and Penicillium digitatum
2. Anti-Inflammatory Properties and Chemical Characterization of the Essential Oils of Four Citrus Species
3. Antimicrobial activity of lavender, tea tree and lemon oils in cosmetic preservative systems
4. Automated HPLC-HRGC: a powerful method for essential oils analysis. Part V. Identification of terpene hydrocarbons of bergamot, lemon, mandarin, sweet orange, bitter orange, grapefruit, clementine and Mexican lime oils by coupled HPLC-HRGC-MS(ITD)
5. Biocidal activity of citrus peel essential oils against some food spoilage bacteria
6. Comparative Investigation of Cold Pressed Essential Oils From Peels of Different Mandarin Varieties
7. Comparison of anti-Candida activity of thyme, pennyroyal, and lemon essential oils versus antifungal drugs against Candida species
8. The Effect of Lemon Inhalation Aromatherapy on Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy: A Double-Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial
9. The effect of lemon, orange and bergamot essential oils and their components on the survival of Campylobacter jejuni, Escherichia coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus cereus and Staphylococcus aureus in vitro and in food systems
10. Genetic variability to essential oil composition in four citrus fruit species
11. In vitro antibacterial activity of some plant essential oils
12. Phenolic content, antioxidant activities and stimulatory roles of citrus fruits on some lactic acid bacteria
13. Plant essential oils for environment-friendly protection of wood objects against fungi
Information provided has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
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