The oil’s astringent property treats cuts, burns, boils, and wounds.
This oil treats greasy hair and skin.
Countries where it’s found
Lemon is native to India and grows about 6 feet. The tree is grown in China and Burma.
Lemon is harvested the rind is tight on the fruit. It is best grown and harvested under warm climates. Sometimes lemon is harvested late winter depending the climatic issues and harvesting methods.
History of the Plant
The term is derived from the Arabic “laimun” meaning citrus. It was brought to Europe during the Middle Ages by Crusaders. The history of lemon dates back to 1st century AD ancient Rome. The 15th century Europe saw the first cultivation of lemons and was later introduced to the United States.
Lemon oil is extracted by cold pressing fresh fruit peel. The oil is pale, yellowish-green in color with a strong and a fresh smell.
Commonly known Benefits
Its antibacterial properties aid in treating acne and blemishes.
Lemon oil provides relief from mental fatigue, exhaustion, nervous tension, anxiety, nervousness, and dizziness.
Inhaling lemon oil improves concentration, refreshes the mind, and increases alertness.
Lemon oil is a gift for people suffering insomnia. The oil ensures a sound sleep.
The oil is beneficial to the circulatory system. It increases blood circulation, reduces blood pressure, and removes blood clots.
It is also effective in bringing down a fever, and cold, in relieving asthma, bronchitis, nosebleeds, and throat infections.
Lemon oil is rich in vitamin c content that helps in stimulating the white blood cells.
It detoxifies the body and improves the overall body functioning.
The oil’s tropical application soothes and relieves headaches, migraines, rheumatism, mouth ulcers, insect bites, herpes, and cold sores.
It also treats greasy hair and skin and nourishes nails.
In vapor therapy, the oil is used for voice loss, depression, stress, and fatigue.
Along with diluted warm water, it is good to use as a mouth wash.
Since the oil is carminative, it is useful in treating acidity, indigestion, cramps and stomach upsets.
Lemon oil is used in making homemade cleaning products and polishes.
The oil is used in room fresheners’ perfumes, and in many scented candles.
The oil is used in creams and lotions to treat congested skin.
Products consisting of lemon oil remove stains and unpleasant odor.
Pure lemon oil is potent against many bacterial types, so it is often used on countertops furniture’s, floors, and carpets.
Lemon oil is used in making soaps and face washes personal care and skin care products due to its antiseptic nature.
Lemon Essential Oil
Botanical Name : Citrus limon
Common Name : Lemon oil, Lemon peel oil, Lemon essential oil
CAS # : 8008-56-8, F.E.M.A. : 2625
Plant Parts Used : Peel
Extraction Method : Cold pressed
Color & Odor : Pale yellow with greenish tint with Strong, Clear, Citrus odor
This evergreen tree grows up to about 6 meters (20 feet) and has dark green serrated oval leaves with pink/white flowers that are highly perfumed.
Constituents & Specifications :
Lemon oil has various chemical compounds that include Limonene, Citral, Geranial, Citronellyl Acetate, Pinene, carotene and pectin.
Specific Gravity : 0.84900 to 0.85500 @ 25°C
Refractive Index : 1.47200 to 1.47400 @ 20°C
It is anti-viral, antitoxic, adaptogen, antifungal, antiseptic, antisclerotic, bactericidal, cicatrizant, insecticidal, diuretic, diaphoretic, febrifuge, vermifuge, hemostatic, hypotensive, vasoconstrictor and decongestant,
Benefits & Uses :
- It is highly detoxifying and energizing and also fresh and zesty.
- It works like general tonic, infections, detoxification, general fatigue, obesity, balances sebum, acne, oils, warts. It further enhances the shine and growth of hair and nails.
- It reduces physical exhaustion, digestion, rheumatism, arthritis, colds, flu and all respiratory disorders. It is also used for clearing skin problems related to acne, greasy skin, removing dead skin cells and easing painful cold sores.
- It has high value in flavorings & fragrances industries.