Lemon is a flowering plant and part of the Rutaceae family. The plants are native to Asia; however, they are grown all around the world. Lemon essential oil is extracted from the rind, which is the most nutrient-dense part of the fruit.
The lemon rinds are cold-pressed to produce the essential oil. This involves using mechanical pressure to squeeze the rind, causing it to release the oil. Approximately 75 lemons are required to produce one 15ml bottle of essential oil.
Due to the purifying properties of Lemon, it is frequently used in air purifiers and cleaning products. However, it is a versatile oil with many uses and benefits. When taken, it may help support the digestive and respiratory systems. Topical application helps to exfoliate the skin, whilst diffusing helps to purify the air in your home. Lemon essential oil may also be used in the kitchen in a variety of ways.
Diffuse a few drops to help to purify the air in your home.
Diluting with a carrier oil is recommended due to possible skin sensitivity. Avoid exposure to sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after topical application.
Possible skin sensitivity. Avoid exposure to sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after topical application.
Blends well with
Supports kidney function
Lemon essential oil may help to maintain healthy kidney function. Dilute and apply topically over the area of discomfort, or take in a capsule or add a few drops to a glass of water.
Supports the lymphatic system
Lemon may support the lymphatic system and help to maintain a healthy PH balance. Apply topically to the ankles and ears, or add a few drops to a glass of water.
Helps with Edema and Water Retention
To help to ease the symptoms of edema, massage onto the legs and the bottom of the feet. Alternatively, take in a capsule or a glass of water.
Soothes heartburn and reflux
If you experience heartburn or reflux, combine with Ginger and take in a capsule or glass of water.
Helps with congestion and mucus
Lemon helps support the immune system and helps to ease congestion and mucus. Apply topically over the chest or diffuse.
Helps with allergies and runny nose
If you experience a runny nose, inhale or apply over the bridge of the nose. Add 2-4 drops to a glass of water along with Peppermint and Lavender, or take in a capsule to help to relieve the symptoms of allergies.
Supports cartilage and joint function
Add a few drops of to a glass of water to support cartilage and joint function.
Helps with detoxification
Lemon may help with detoxification, supporting the healthy function of the liver and kidneys. Take a few drops in a glass of water or apply to the bottom of the feet.
Degreases and polishes furniture
Lemon is excellent at removing all kinds of grease, and its cleansing and purifying properties make it an effective furniture polish. Fill a spray bottle with water and add 10-15 drops of essential oil.
Helps with varicose veins
Dilute with Cypress and apply topically to the affected area to help with varicose veins.
Helps with concentration
If you’re struggling to concentrate, Lemon can help. Mix with Rosemary and inhale.
Restores Emotional Balance
Use topically and aromatically to feel energised.