Plant Origin: Italy
Method: Cold pressed from rind
Cultivation: Unsprayed (grown organically but not certified)
Chemical Family: Monoterpene
Aroma: Lemony, bright, sweet, fruity, light
Medication/Health Issue? There are no known contraindications. To avoid skin sensitization risk, do not use old and oxidized oils. Kurt Schnaubelt notes that both internal and topical use should be short-term only.
Phototoxic? Lemon oil is very photosensitizing, so avoid applying it to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or UV light unless appropriately diluted at no more than 2%.
Lemon expressed oil may support, aid, ease, soothe, reduce, calm, relax, promote and/or maintain healthy function of the following:
Chilblains (painful, itchy inflammation, poor circulation)
Digestion issues (nausea)
Fatigue (physical and mental)
Inflammation and pain
Leukocyte (may promote formation)
Mental cognition, concentration, memory
Respiratory (asthma, bronchitis, congestion, mucus)
Solvent (removes sticky gum, grease stains)