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Citrus limon

Key Constituents:
- Limonene (59-73%)        - Gamma-Terpinene (6-12%)
- Beta-Pinene (7-16%)    - Alpha-Pinen(1.5-3%)     - Sabinene (1.5-3%) EarthKosher Certified. $8.50

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Botanical name: Citrus Limonum
Botanical family: Rutaceae

Note: Top

Part of plant used: Rind

Origin: Persia, India, Southern Europe especially Spain and Portugal. Good from Sicily, more common from Brazil.

Description: Lemony!

History: Called the 'golden apple of Medes'. Hercules stole lemons from Hesperides.

Properties and Indications:

  • Febrifuge - cooling and reducing body temperature
  • Excellent for circulation, gentle vasoconstrictor
  • Tonic for the nervous system
  • Cardiotonic
  • Tonic for the head and mental facilities
  • Blood purifier - varicose veins, hemorrhoids, ulcers
  • Jaundice - in the recovery phase
  • Calms down bile attacks, decreases bile flow
  • Good for recovery - all round convalescent


  • Versatile, likeable smell to all
  • Grounding, pleasant
  • Cool, refreshing


  • Do not expose yourself to the sun after using lemon as it is photosensitive


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Additional Information Notes:

Lemon (Citrus limon) has a strong, purifying, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting.
Lemon consists of 68 percent dlimonene, a powerful antioxidant.
Lemon is delightfully beneficial and refreshing in water.
Lemon may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods.
Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons.
Lemon has an approximate ORAC of 6,619 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
Lemon has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that have been studied for their effects on immune function.

Lemon oil is beneficial for circulatory system and helps in blood flow, reduce blood pressure and nosebleeds. Our lemon oil can also bring down fever, helps relieve throat infections, bronchitis, asthma and flu, headache, migraines and others. Further, the lemon oil is also used for clearing acne, cleaning greasy skin and hair, removing dead skin cells, easing painful cold sores, mouth ulcers, herpes and insect bites.

Jean Valnet MD wrote that lemon is a tonic for supporting the nervous and sympathetic nervous system. According to Jean Valnet the vaporized essence of lemon can kill meningococcus bacteria in 15 minutes, typhoid bacilli in one hour, Staphylococcus aureus in two hours, and Pneumococcus bacteria within three hours. Even a 0.2% solution of lemon oil can kill diphtheria bacteria in 20 minutes and inactivate tuberculosis.

Pure Natural Therapeutic Lemon Essential Oil

(referred to as natures sunshine)
Quality lemon essential oil is obtained by cold pressing the fresh peel. This essential oil has a tart and tangy, scintillating clean lemon scent and smells equal to the freshly grated peel. The Mediterranean climate and Italian soil are known to produce a Lemon oil with superior scent.

The fact Lemon oil comes from fresh lemon peel should alert you it is important to obtain pure natural therapeutic oil exclusively from pesticide-free - organically grown fruits.

Lemon oil rapidly fires up your metabolism and fat burning cells!

Lemon is a known physical tonic and helps stimulate blood and lymph circulation to effectively support the body when losing weight fast!

Brain research conducted to learn about the effects aroma has on the brain, discovered that lemon oil activates the center of the hippocampus and triggers left brains rational thinking.

Inhale pure natural therapeutic Lemon essential oil when dieting and your emotional triggers for sweets and second helpings are instantly resolved.

Lemon oil energizes and refreshes your body and mind and increases your ability to focus and memorize! In times of confusion or when needing to make decisions Lemon oil can be a great aid!

Japanese scientists studied the effect of lemon essential oil on the ability to focus. They discovered that the typical mistakes were reduced by 54 percent when lemon oil was diffused in the work room.

Lemon oil enlivens your brain and uplifts your body. Relieves physical and mental heaviness, feelings of being burdened or weighed down by life’s responsibilities. Lemon oil is helpful in avoiding stormy emotional outbursts that can alienate others from us.

It is also useful for treating circulatory problems such as "spider veins," or broken capillaries.

Lemon oil stimulates the body’s immune system by activating white blood cell formation. Lemon can be relied upon for protection against colds and the flu!

It's anti-inflammatory properties make Lemon oil useful for treating boils, gout, and insect bites.

In small amounts Lemon has calming action on the nervous system and may be useful for relieving headache, insomnia, and nightmares.

Antimetic - Lemon is effective for relieving nausea and vomiting, and useful for calming motion sickness.

As a strong germicide, Lemon is highly anti-infectious and has strong antibacterial properties. Use Lemon oil in your aroma diffuser to purify the air, or in your household cleaning spray to disinfect surface areas. Perfect for treating respiratory conditions, and for eradicating air-borne bugs in hospital rooms, schools and waiting rooms.

Lemon’s antiseptic properties will last for up to twenty days!

Its powerful antiseptic action makes it effective for treating a broad spectrum of infections, including viral, bacterial, fungal and yeast.

Use Lemon for treating colds and flu, Candida overgrowth, bronchitis, thrush or as a gargle for sore throat. It is an anti-spasmodic, a digestive aid, is effective for treating intestinal cramps, bloating, flatulence, swallowing air, and diarrhea. Lemon oil is also excellent for relieving heartburn and helpful for neutralizing a high Acid pH condition.

Lemon oil strengthens the heart and may prevent the onset of arteriosclerosis, and is useful in blends forliver regeneration and detoxification.

The anti-tumoral properties of Lemon have been researched. Recently limonene, a chemical component of Lemon oil, was documented to have a range of influences on receptor-mediated processes showing it to be preventative and curative for breast cancer

Lemon is effective for controlling acne and treating oily skin and scalp conditions such as seborrhea and dandruff. Lemon oil may also be helpful for treating psoriasis.

"A Quick Look Chart" LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL Properties, Actions and Effects:

destroying or stopping growth of bacteria
Anticoagulent - inhibit or stop blood from clotting
Antifungal - destroys or inhibits growth of fungus
Anti-infectious - counteracts infection
Anti-inflammatory - controls eliminates inflammation resulting from injury or infection
Antimetic - effective against vomiting and nausea, used for treating motion sickness
Antiseptic - prevents, halts infection

Anti-spasmodic - Calms nervous and muscular spasms, for colic, pain and indigestion
Anti-viral - Preventing or inhibiting viral activity
Calmative - Sedative
Digestive aid - promotes digestion of food
Diuretic - increases urine flow
Respiratory -Expectorant - helps promote the release of mucous from the respiratory system
Insecticide - repels, kills insects
Rheumatism - painful condition joints and muscles, characterized by inflammation, stiffness
Immunostimulant - Increases white blood cells
Breaks up Stones - Gallstones, kidney, urinary
Pancreatic stimulant - stimulates pancreatic juices
Anti-tumoral - Counteracts, prevents formation tumors, anticancer
Astringent - causes contraction of organic tissues
Lemon essential oil has been used successfully for years by energy medicine practitioners to clear stagnant ch'i.
Lemon's natural astringency is also great for removing gum, oily residue and grease spots.

LEMON BARS, a Martha Stewart recipe, made with PurePlant Essentials Organic Lemon Pure Essential Oil. A high protein dessert that's easy to prepare and absolutely delicious, Lemon essential oil is a fat burner and increases metabolism! Lemon Bars have gotten rave reviews at Live Demos of PurePlant Essentials Aromatherapy Foods.

To assure a tender, flaky crust for these tart and sweet bars, the buttery dough is made by hand and then pre-baked so it stays crisp following the addition of the lemon filling. Makes about 3 dozen squares

2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted, plus more for dusting
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into tablespoon-size pieces
6 large eggs
3 cups granulated sugar
Grated zest of 3 lemons
3-6 drops organic pure lemon essential oil
1/2 tsp salt (optional) blend into sifted flour


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour and confectioners' sugar. Using a pastry cutter, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Gently pat into a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish, and bake until crust is golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Allow baking dish with crust to cool on a rack.
  2. Reduce oven to 300 degrees. Blend together eggs and granulated sugar in a medium bowl. Add lemon zest, organic essential oil, and blend together. Blend in remaining 1/2 cup of flour. Pour lemon filling into baked crust. Bake until the filling sets, about 40-45 minutes. Cool on a rack, then refrigerate until well chilled before slicing, 3-4 hours or longer. Dust with confectioners' sugar, slice into serving pieces with a sharp knife, and serve.

CAUTION: May be a skin irritant, as well as a photo sensitizer. Avoid sunlight after skin application for up to 3-4 hours. COMMENT LEMON OIL use with autoimmune disease:

BLEND WITH: Cinnamon, Clove, Rosemary, Basil, Fennel, Thyme, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus.

PLEASE NOTE: There are many cheap, synthetic copies of aromatic oils, but these are not recommended for therapeutic use.  For best results purchase the highest quality oils you can possibly find.  Use certified organic essential oils, or oils that have been tested and are pesticide free.

Use of Lemon Essential Oil

  • Use 1–2 drops of lemon essential oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots, glue or adhesive, and crayon from most surfaces.

  • Combine 2–3 drops of lemon essential oil with water in a spray bottle to help cleanse and sanitize surfaces.

  • Place a drop of lemon essential oil on oily skin or blemishes to help balance oil glands and minimize oil production.

  • Soothe corns, calluses, and bunions by rubbing lemon essential oil on the affected area morning and evening.

  • Massage lemon essential oil into cellulite to help improve circulation and eliminate waste from cells.

  • Add lemon essential oil to your morning tea or breakfast shake for a refreshing pick-me-up.

  • Inhale lemon essential oil or place a few drops on a cotton ball to replenish your mind, body, and spirit.

  • Add 10–15 drops of lemon essential oil to a gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains, brighten carpet and rugs, and leave a fresh smell in the room.

  • Add several drops of lemon essential oil to a chicken marinade for a delicious dinner.

  • Place a few drops of your favorite citrus essential oil on a cotton ball and put in the refrigerator to help eliminate odors.

History of Lemon Essential Oil

The Peel of Lemon is Used in Lemon Essential Oil. Lemon essential oil has a number of important uses in aromatherapy; one of the citrus oils, Lemon has powerful aromatic properties, used by many for centuries. Lemon (citrus limon) essential oil has traditionally been popular in many parts of Europe, especially in Spain, where it is known as a 'cure-all'; the Spanish have used lemon for primarily fevers and infections. Lemon was used to treat scurvy aboard English ships at sea; lemon has been also been employed in the treatment of malaria and typhoid.

The Distribution of the Lemon Tree

The lemon tree is a small, evergreen tree growing up to 20 feet in height; it is thought that the lemon tree was native to India and introduced into Italy at the end of the fifth century. The Lemon is closely related to the Lime (citrus aurantifolia) and the Bergamot (citrus bergamia).The lemon tree is now found growing wild in the Mediterranean region, in particular Portugal and Spain; it is also cultivated worldwide, particularly in the American states of California and Florida. There are thought to be about forty seven varieties of lemon developed in cultivation, such as the Java Lemon (Citrus javanica).

Extraction of Lemon Oil

The Lemon tree has white fragrant flowers and serrated oval leaves; lemon fruit is yellow on ripening and can be as large as a dessert Orange. Lemon essential oil is obtained by the cold expression of the outer part of the fresh lemon peel. It can take up to 3,000 lemons to produce a kilo of lemon essential oil; lemon oil has a light, citrus aroma.

The Properties of Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil is anti-infectious, anti-viral, digestive, astringent, detoxifying, a tonic, anti-septic and anti-coagulant. Lemon oil has the ability to stimulate white corpuscles which protect the body against infection. Lemon is useful in the treatment of colds and flu as it is capable of reducing temperature, although proper medical a dvice should be sought for serious conditions.

Use of Lemon Oil in Aromatherapy

Lemon is useful in the treatment of hypertension, varicose veins, circulation difficulties, digestive problems, warts and verrucas. Lemon is also useful in skincare in treating oily skin and rejuvenating dull skin; it reputedly increases concentration and awareness and helps to eliminate emotional confusion. Lemon is also thought to be an a nti-depressant and anti-microbial. Lemon is a photosensitive oil which means exposure to sunlight should be avoided when using it, particularly in the first few hours after use.

Other Uses of Lemon

The peel and juice of lemon are used extensively in the kitchen in various recipes. Lemon is used as a flavoring agent in many pharmaceuticals; it is also used as a fragrance component in cosmetics, soap, toilet waters, perfumes and detergents. Lemon is found in both soft and alcoholic drinks.

*   These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Consult your health care professional about any serious disease or injury. Do not attempt to self-diagnose or prescribe any natural substances such as essential oils for serious health conditions that require professional attention.

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