Lemon essential oil exudes a fresh fragrance that underlines its stimulating effect. Its tart, lemony flavour enhances drinks and sorbets, confectionery and pastries. It is used in both sweet and savoury preparations.
The lemon tree belongs to the rue family and grows mainly in warm regions such as the Mediterranean, Sicily, Italy, Egypt... It is a tree about 6 m high that produces green lemon fruits that turn yellow when ripe. Lemon essential oil is obtained by cold pressing the peel of the yellow lemons. About 3000 lemons are needed for 1 kg of lemon essential oil. Its smell is fresh and perfumed.
- Lemon essential oil is very interesting to cleanse your body. Indeed, this essential oil purifies the air and reduces your risk of contagious diseases.
- Furthermore, lemon oil has a fresh, pleasant scent. That is why it is often used in household products such as cleaners, dishwashing detergents, deodorants, ....
- Thirdly, lemon essential oil is also used in cooking, for example in natural yoghurt. Thus, it relieves digestive problems and small liver or pancreas failures, remedies nausea, boosts the immune system and also treats renal colic.
- The oil is also used to reduce varicose veins and cellulite. Lemon oil can also eliminate some skin problems such as acne, rosacea and wrinkles. But besides that, it also has a positive effect on brittle, greasy and flaky hair. Finally, damaged nails also benefit from a lemon essential oil treatment.
For inhalation in a diffuser: 2-3 drops.
- 1 to 2 drops per kg or litre of food preparation.
Synergy with the following oils: peppermint, niaouli, cinnamon, eucalyptus, Roman chamomile, geranium, fine lavender, tarragon.
- Photosensitising essential oil: Do not expose yourself to the sun after use.
- Wash hands before and after using essential oils.
- Do not use on pregnant women during the first 3 months of pregnancy.
- Breastfeeding women: Ask your doctor for advice.
- Must not be used on babies and children under 7 years of age.
- Keep essential oil bottles away from children