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From Ananda Aromatherapy, pure Lemon essential oil cold-pressed from the peels of Lemons both unsprayed and certified organically
grown an distilled in Italy. Organic and unsprayed production is especially important with lemon oil, as commercial production typically includes spraying of the fruit with pesticides. Italy, too, is considered to grow the finest lemons for essential oil in the world!*
What makes Ananda's oils different? Learn about our conscientious selection process here...
Essential Oil has a refreshing scent that is thought to stimulate the liver and has a gentle,
calming effect. Lemon has been researched for its abilty to promote clarity of mind and purpose, as well as generally
increasing one's well-being and physical energy. We've found this wonderful fine Italian oil to be consistently the freshest, brightest we've come accross. It's always a favorite at Ananda! The cold pressed essential oil is a magnificent concentrate of this tart fruit -- about fifteen-hundred lemons are used to make one pound of essntial oil.
The oil is produced from the outer peel of the lemon fruit through cold pressing. Lemon's aroma is considered one of
the lightest in aromatherapy, a nice bright 'top note'. The high temperatures needed for steam distillation would destroy the subtle, fresh aroma of lemon oil, which is maintained by cold-pressing the fresh peel. Cold-pressing will yield six to seven pounds of oil from one ton of fresh fruit.
Constituents of lemon include limonene, which is responsible for the oil's tangy-fruity aroma, and citral, which is responsible for what we recognize as the lemon note in the aroma profile.
Lemon oil's aroma is warming, enhancing and invigorating, and studies have shown it to
have antidepressant effects. Lemon apparently has a significant effect on one's ability to concentrate: During
a university study in Japan, various essential oils were diffused into an office. When Lemon was
diffused, 54% fewer errors were made, with Jasmine Oil, 33% fewer errors, and with Lavender Oil, 20% fewer. Diffusion
of essential oils was found to increase test scores by up to 50% when diffused into study and test-taking areas. In addition to its uplifting and clarifying nature, emotionally, lemon is considered an opener of the heart.
It is said to alleviate fears of losing oneself, bringing trust and security.
Lemon essential oil has been shown to eliminate many types of bacteria, and may be the most effective
oil for disinfecting a room using a diffuser. It is often used in disinfecting blends with other antibacterial oils - what makes the oil particularly pleasing for this use is that its antiseptic properties are present with a lovely aroma. Lemon is a great modifier for
medicinal-smelling oils like tea tree and eucalyptus. Lemon works synergistically on a therapeutic, aesthetic and emotional level. This is very important when working with blends containing strongly medicinal oils, which may have a tendency to produce a negative aesthetic or emotional effect in aroma-sensitive people.
In many European countries,
the oil is considered somewhat of a 'cure all', particularly with infectious illness. Lemon also serves well
as an insect repellent, alone or in blends. Like Bergamot and grapefruit oils, the only caution noted is possible phototoxicity - it may make skin to which
it is applied more sensitive to sunlight.
To learn more about the use of all our essential oils, we encourage you to visit The Ananda Apothecary Forums, where you can post questions regarding specific applications of each oil. Questions in the forums are regularly answered by Ananda Apothecary staff, and other experienced aromatherapy practitioners.
| Diffuse or add a few drops to a spray bottle with spring or purified water
and spray about a room to disinfect and deodorize. Add 2 drops to a glass of water to disinfect. Combine
with Peppermint Oil for a refreshing lift.
||Has traditionally been used for uplifting the spirit, antidepressant, stimulating,
|Lemon essential oil can be supportive in cases of anxiety, stress; some infections. It has been studied to sharpen the awareness and improve test scores when diffuser during study and test-taking.
||Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. If
pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician. Lemon oil is photosensitizing; do not use on skin or do not expose
skin where oil has been applied to sunlight or UV rays for 72 hours after application (note this with other
citrus oils as well).
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|For measuring blends using % concentrations, or for measuring fractions of milliliters, see measuring essential oils. Lemon oil mixes well with: Chamomile
Oil, Eucalyptus Radiata, Frankincense
Oil, Geranium Oil, Peppermint
Oil, Sandalwood Oil, and Ylang
|All oils from Ananda Aromatherapy are therapeutic grade,
meaning they are produced to the highest quality standards possible. Our essential oils are
chosen for their integrity (all chemical constituents important for aromatherapy are intact), ecological
'soundness' (most are organic or wild grown), and wonderful
aromas. You may order a sample of any oil before trying larger amounts. Most samples are about 1ml, though
exotic oils such as Melissa, Rose and Jasmine are smaller, but certainly enough to enjoy their aroma!
*The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of this oil or any products from The Ananda Apothecary. The information presented here is for educational purposes of traditional uses and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.