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LEMON  Citrus limon

Properties

Antibacterial
Antibiotic
Antiseptic
Antiviral
Astringent
Diuretic
Disinfectant

Wellness Uses

Calm & Stress Relief
Cold and Flu Season
Disinfect Living Area
Insect Repellant

Common
Health Concerns

Allergies
Asthma
Cold and Flu
Constipation
Fever
Hypertension
Sore Throat
Stomach Ache
Stress
Throat Infections

Constituents *

Compound %
Limonene 70.95
beta-Pinene 11.48
gamma-Terpinene 8.94
Sabinene 1.99
alpha-Pinene 1.88
Myrcene 1.30
Geranial 1.23
para-Cymene 0.96
Neral 0.74
alpha-Thujene 0.36

*EOU, EOUdb, Lemon oil, Italy

Lemon 

About Lemon

Lemon trees were first cultivated in China, then to southern Europe, and finally made their way to the Americas as early as the arrival of Columbus in the 1400s.  The fruit has long been associated with freshness and cleanliness and now its aroma is advertised by many products with terms like 'Lemon scented' to entice buyers.  Many essential oils are produced by distillation but Lemon and other citrus oils come from cold pressing the peel under great pressure.  This eliminates the use of any heat and thereby preserves the delicacy of the natural essence.  Italy is one of the best sources for the essential oil, Lemon.

DōTerra Lemon Essential Oil is from the botanical family cultivar, grown in Italy and expressed from the peel of the fruit.

Typical Applications

Traditionally, Lemon oil has many uses. It is a powerful antiseptic and can be an effective means to improve circulation.  It is a considered to be an excellent antibacterial agent. This makes it well suited for respiratory infections or inflammation.  Historically, adding a few drops of Lemon oil to warm water with a sweetener has provided relief for many suffering from coughs or sore throats.

Additionally, its pleasant sweet aroma can be uplifting to lighten any mood as well as cleansing to the environment.  One of the easiest ways to receive the remarkable qualities associated with Lemon oil is to diffuse it into the air or utilize direct inhalation from the palms of the hands. Lemon oil can effortlessly be applied to the bottom of the feet or added to a glass of water as a purifier and for a quick energizing boost.  Interestingly, Lemon oil has also been known to be strengthening to the fingernails. Simply apply the oil directly onto the nails.

Precautions:  Can be a skin irritant over time.  Use a skin test.  May react to sunlight or UV rays.  When using photosensitizing oil, wait a minimum of six hours before exposing skin to UV rays.  The stronger and more lengthy the UV ray, the longer the wait should be.

 

                                             

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NOTE: The advice shared in this site has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help. As members offer or look for answers, kindly understand that essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance - thus helping the body's natural defenses to restore homeostasis. Essential oils are not used to "treat" medical problems.