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Lemon Essential Oil – Organic

  • Distillation Method: Cold Pressed
  • Country of Origin: South Africa
  • Plant Part: Rind
  • Latin Name: Citrus limon
  • Cultivation: Certified Organic

About the Oil: Known to brighten the spirits and clear the mind, this Lemon essential oil was cold-pressed from the peels of organically grown lemons, and distilled in Italy. We find this finely produced organic Lemon oil to be consistently the freshest, most complex and brightest available.

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Drops per ml
Blending Tips 61
Chemical Families
Monoterpenes 99.50%
Others 0.50%
Primary Constituents
limonene 82.85%
gamma terpinene 7.23%
beta pinene 7.23%
para cymol 0.67%
alpha pinene 0.67%


Product Description

About The Plant

The Lemon tree is a small evergreen tree up to 6 meters high with serrated oval leaves, stiff thorns and very fragrant flowers. The fruit turns from green to yellow on ripening. Believed to be a species native to southern regions of China, the Lemon tree was brought to Europe and the Middle Eastern countries by crusaders in the 12th Century. Columbus then brought its seeds (along with those of the orange tree) across to the West Indies and thereby founded what remains the largest Lemon industry in existence.

It now grows wild in the Mediterranean region especially in Spain and Portugal and is cultivated extensively worldwide in Italy, Sicily, Cyprus, Guinea, Israel, South and North America (California and Florida).

About The Oil

This beautiful, bright Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the peels of Lemons organically grown in South Africa. Organic production is especially important with lemon oil, as commercial production typically includes spraying of the fruit with pesticides.

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 and therefore this oil is extracted by cold-pressing the fresh peel. Cold pressing will yield six to seven pounds of oil from one ton of fresh fruit.

Lemon 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 ability 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 Argentinian oil to be consistently the freshest, brightest we've come across. It's always a favorite at Ananda! 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.

Of Interest

Lemon juice is considered the most effective scorbotic (against scurvy). British ships were required by law to carry sufficient juice or oil to expose every person on board with one dose per day as a cautionary measure.

Therapeutic Properties




Strengthens nails and hair
Helps heal blemishes
Neutralizes microbes
Firms and contracts exposed tissue
Reduces moisture loss
Tones and restores venous circulation
Promotes the healing of tissues
Repels insects
Neutralizes fungi
Reduces redness
Diminishes swelling
Balances overactive sebum production
Indicated for: oily skin, acne, couperose skin, varicose veins, cellulite, hemorrhoids, nosebleeds


Neutralizes microbes
Encourages sweating
Assists the body's natural eliminatory response
Relieves muscular tension and aching joints
Lessens headaches due to congestion
Reduces body temperature
Stimulates the IMMUNE SYSTEM


Stimulates the bronchi


Soothes sore muscles, tendons and joints
Diminishes swelling
Relaxes cramping


Assists in the detoxification of the liver and pancreas
Settles digestion
Increases absorption in the intestines
Promotes normal peristalsis
Assists the body's natural eliminatory response
Promotes urination
Helps maintain kidney action
Assists in cleansing and detoxifying the body


Helps maintain healthy red blood cells
Assists in the freeflow of blood
Promotes healthy circulation
Decreases blood circulation
Helps to relieve stress
Tonifies blood vessels


Assists in the tissue cleaning action of the LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
Assists the body's natural eliminatory response


Improves mood
Decreases mental fatigue
Clears the mind
Enhances concentration


Lemon oil is cooling an drying, therefore recommended to clear heat and dampness. This makes it an excellent detoxifying oil.


Lemon oil is reputed to have 'high vibrations' which can lift the spirits and overcome mental fatigue. Lemon oil clears the mind very effectively and is said to aid in the decisionmaking process without overstimulating the mind. In fact, it can be very calming for those who are emotionally overwrought.

It can be compared to rose oil in that it can help open the heart by alleviating fears of emotional involvement and of losing oneself in another person.

Lemon is also considered spiritually cleansing and can enable our meditations to be deeper.



Direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer
Add a few milliliters of Lemon essential oil to a diffuser to disinfect and aromatically beautify a room.
Lemon oil is a great modifier for medicinal smelling oils such as 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 individuals.


massage, compress, bath, ointment, skincare
The astringent qualities of lemon oil help to counteract the production of sebum, and heal acne.
This also helps to tone aging skin.
Lemon also serves well as an insect repellent, alone or in blends.


Naturopathic remedies suggest 5-10 drops in a cup of water in the morning to detoxify the body and lift the spirits.

Aromatherapy Details

This Lemon essential oil has a light, bright citrus and floral top note that melds into a deeper, lightly honeyed orange blossom middle note, supported by a slightly sweet resinous undertone.
Lemon is considered one of the lightest in aromatherapy, a nice bright 'top note'.

Lemon oil mixes well with: Chamomile Oil, Eucalyptus Radiata, Frankincense Oil, Geranium Oil, Peppermint Oil, Sandalwood Oil, and Ylang Ylang Oil.

For measuring blends using % concentrations, or for measuring fractions of milliliters, see measuring essential oils.

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