Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil

Citrus limon

Lemon essential oil has a sharp, fresh smell. It is pale greenish-yellow in colour and has a watery consistency.

A native to India.

Extraction Method:
The oil is extracted from the fresh fruit peel using cold expression.

Chemical composition:
A-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-terpinene, linalool, b-bisabolene, limonene, trans-a-bergamotene, nerol and neral.

Therapeutic properties:
Anti-anemic, antimicrobial, anti-rheumatic, anti-sclerotic, antiseptic, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, hypotensive, insecticidal, rubefacient, tonic and vermifuge.


  1. Lemon essential oil can be very beneficial to the circulatory system and aids with blood flow, reducing blood pressure and helping with nosebleeds.
  2. It can help bring down fever, helps relieve throat infections, bronchitis, asthma and flu.
  3. It boosts the immune system and improves the functions of the digestive system, and it is helpful with constipation, dyspepsia and cellulite.
  4. Lemon oil soothes and relieves headaches and migraines and is helpful for rheumatism and arthritis.
  5. It is also used for clearing acne, cleaning greasy skin and hair, as well as removing dead skin cells, easing painful cold sores, mouth ulcers and insect bites.


  • Non-toxic, but may cause skin irritation in some.
  • Lemon is also phototoxic and should be avoided prior to exposure to sunlight.

Blends well with:

Benzoin, Elemi, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood.