CELESTIAL ® LEMON ITALY ESSENTIAL OIL - NAUSEA DEPRESSION MOOD UPLIFT - Citrus limonum
Lemon Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Citrus limonum
Method: Cold Pressed
Part Used: Peel
Organic Status: Conventional
Perfume note: Top note
Scent: strong strength of scent, rich and concentrated lemon aroma
Typical Main Constituents: (+)-Limonene, B-Pinene, Gamma-Terpinene, a-Terpineol, a-Pinene, Geranial.
Blends well with: most other essential oils, depending on the application. Works well with clean woody scents like pine and cedar, or eucalyptus and peppermint for cleaning. It gives a magic lift to exotic florals in natural perfumes, and smells delicious combined with other citrus oils.
This beautifully crafted Lemon Essential Oil is cold pressed from the rinds of freshly harvested lemons cultivated in the Italian countryside. A bright, refreshing, magically sweet, citric scent, Lemon Oil is a welcome addition to any essential oils collection for perfumers as well as aromatherapists. This oil is a favourite for cleaning products because of the purifying nature of lemons.
Topical Application Information:
This essential oil is pure and undiluted, so if you wish to use it on your skin it will have to be diluted first. The general guide to using essential oils on your skin is that they should be diluted to a maximum of 3-5% in a carrier oil. Cold Pressed Lemon essential oil is phototoxic, which means that if you apply it topically your skin will burn more easily under UV exposure, such as when out in the sun. Because of this it is recommended to have a maximum 2% dilution of lemon in topical applications.
Essential Oil Safety:
Always dilute essential oils before applying them to your skin as when undiluted they may cause skin irritations. It is always a good idea to do a small patch test somewhere like the back of your hand when using a new essential oil for the first time.
DO NOT ingest essential oils. It is against the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) Guidelines to suggest ingestion of essential oils in Australia. This is due to safety concerns around the harm an undiluted and highly concentrated essential oil can do when ingested. There are very few exceptions to this, which include a small number of essential oils allowed to be used in the food manufacturing industry in highly diluted amounts for flavouring and scent (such as Lavender and Peppermint), or when under the care of a qualified Naturopath or Aromatic Medicine Practitioner (holds recognised qualifications, and is a member of a Professional Association granting TGA exemptions).
It is always best to avoid using essential oils on or around your pets. Dogs process most essential oils similar to how humans do, and will usually not be bothered by most essential oils being diffused in a well ventilated space. Many dog shampoos and conditioners also contain essential oils. However we recommend you never leave a dog unsupervised in a room with an essential oil diffuser on. Cats do not tolerate essential oils and small amounts may be harmful, even using a diffuser in the same room may cause toxicity.
Essential Oil Storage:
Essential oils can last well beyond their best before in most cases when stored well. Minimise the time your lids are removed from bottles to reduce oxidisation, keep your lids on tight, and store out of light in a cool place.