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Aromatherapy Insights: Lemon Essential oil

Updated: Jan 14, 2022

Lemon essential oil is obtained from the peel of the fruit and cold-pressed. Cold pressing the oil preserves its delicate nature and potent properties

Botanical name: Citrus Limon (Lemon), Citrus Medica ( Citron)

Family Name: Rutaceae

History & Information

Lemon is a tree that grows to the height of about 10-20 feet with fragrant white flowers that develop into yellow fruit, originating from China, then quickly spread throughout the world. Citron is a slow-growing evergreen tree or shrub native to the middle east. This tree grows to a height of 15 feet with green leathery leaves that blossom into a yellow large fruit.

The Greeks use lemon as a perfume for their clothing. In the 1800s hundreds of physicians discovered the high content of vitamin C and other valuable nutrients, therefore, the demand for the fruit increased. Lemon was taken by a pregnant woman to "secure the fetus" in Chinese medicine. Many health-conscious people start today by drinking a freshly squeezed lemon a glass of water with honey this drink is sent to help cleanse the blood vessels, intestinal tract, liver, and other organs, and provide an important amount of vitamin C for the body.


  • Cleanses and Purifies the air and surfaces

  • Naturally cleanses the body

  • Aids digestion

  • Supports healthy respiratory function

  • Promote a positive mood and cognitive ability

  • How's what offer you radicals with its antioxidant benefits

  • Soothes irritated throat


  • Cooling

  • Diffuse

  • Acne

  • Purifying, Breaks down cellulite, cleanses and tissues

  • Calming, relaxing, reduces stress coin promotes a restful nights sleep

  • The mood of the listing; Refreshing, Reviving, Improves mental clarity, alertness, and memory; Sharpens the senses

  • Disinfectant

  • soothes insect bites

  • Use of silver, and other metals, as a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish


Lemon essential oil to the powerful fresh fragrance that is energizing and uplifting. It is a good choice to use when diffusing trying to clear a room smell of cigarette smoke or other unpleasant aromas

Surface Cleaner

Use this blend to disinfect and refresh various surfaces.

Ingredient Amount:

  • Lemon Essential Oil 10 - 20 drop

  • Liquid Soap 10 Tbsp

  • Water2 ½ cups


  1. Mix all ingredients inside a 32. oz. dark bottle.

  2. Cap the bottle and shake it well to thoroughly blend all ingredients.

  3. Spray onto any surface to disinfect then wipe down with a soft cloth.

  4. Enjoy the fresh, clean scent of Lemon while guarding your environment against harmful bacteria.


Use this blend to invoke a sense of calm and relaxation.

Ingredient Amount:

  • Lemon Essential Oil 40 drops

  • Lavender Essential Oil 40 drops

  • Vitamin E-Liquid

  • 3 drops carrier oil (Sweet Almond, Grapeseed, or Fractionated Coconut Oil Suggested) 8 fl. oz.


  1. Add the essential oils to a dark glass dropper bottle of 236 ml (8 fl. oz.).

  2. Add the carrier oil to this blend.

  3. Cap the bottle and shake it to thoroughly blend all the ingredients.

  4. To use, add 3 droppers full of the blend into a warm running bath.

  5. Soak in the bath for as long as desired.

  6. Alternatively, 3 droppers full of this body oil can be applied to the body in the shower as a relaxing shower moisturizer.

  7. Store this blend in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.


Use this blend to soothe skin irritated by acne and to lighten dark spots and scars.

Ingredient Amount:

  • Lemon Essential Oil (30 drops )

  • Tree Essential Oil (30 drops)

  • Lavender Essential Oil (20 drops)

  • Sweetened Plain Yogurt (2 tsp)

  • Raw Honey (3 tsp)


  1. First, add the essential oils to a 4 ml (0.15 fl. oz.) dark glass bottle to create an essential oil blend.

  2. Cap the bottle and shake it well to thoroughly blend all the oils.

  3. Add the yogurt and the honey to a bowl, and thoroughly combine the mixture with a spoon.

  4. Stir in 5 drops of the essential oil blend.

  5. Using the fingers, scoop a generous amount of the facial blend and massage it onto the entire face, focusing especially on areas with blemishes and dark spots.

  6. Leave this facial mask on for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.

Which Oils Blend Well with Lemon?

  • Benzoin

  • chamomile

  • eucalyptus

  • fennel

  • frankincense

  • geranium

  • juniper, lavender

  • neroli

  • oakmoss

  • rose

  • sandalwood

  • ylang ylang

Using Lemon Essential Oil Safely

Lemon or Citroen essential oil are both phototoxic Therefore avoid exposure to direct sunlight for several hours after playing lemon essential oil on the skin.

also has a short life span, using it within eight to ten months of purchase to ensure freshness.



AZ Essential oils

"The Aromatherapy Encyclopedia" by Carol Schiller and David Schiller


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