Versatility of uses with cleansing, purifying, and invigorating properties—that’s what makes lemon oil a favorite!
Lemon is a flowering plant that belongs to theRutaceaefamily. Lemon plants are grown in many countries all over the world, although they are native to Asia and are believed to have been brought to Europe around 200 A.D.
Lemon essential oil comes from cold-pressing the lemon peel and not the inner fruit. The peel is actually the most nutrient-dense portion of the lemon because of its fat-soluble phytonutrients. Lemon essential oil is composed of many natural compounds, including terpenes, sesquiterpenes, aldehydes, alcohols, esters and sterols.
Lemons and lemon oil are popular because of their refreshing scent and invigorating, purifying and cleansing properties.
Lemon oil blends well with many other essential oils, including lavender oil, rose oil, peppermint oil, sandalwood oil, tea tree oil and geranium oil
Lemon oil uses:
Diffuse for a citrusy scent.
Use as a cleaner to clean and purify the air and surfaces
Use as a furniture polish—just add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect and shine wood finishes.
To preserve and protect leather furniture and other leather surfaces or garments, use a cloth soaked in lemon oil to rub them down.
Add lemon oil to spray bottle of water to clean tables, countertops and other surfaces.
Use lemon oil for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals.
To remove stubborn sticky residue on surfaces, put lemon oil on a rag and wipe surfaces.
To remove grease after changing the oil in an automobile, wash hands with lemon oil.
Cautions: Possible skin irritant. Avoid contact with eyes.