Lemon (Citrus limon)


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A 6 metre (20 feet) high, evergreen tree, with thorns, and dark green serrated oval leaves with pink/white highly perfumed flowers. The fruit mature from green to yellow on ripening. The name is derived from the Arabic ‘laimun’ or the Persian ‘limun’. It has been suggested, that there was a combination of the Indian Lime and possibly the Pummelo. During the Crusaders in the Middle Ages, early cultivation began in the area of Genoa, in northern Italy, then progressing southward to Naples and Sicily.

Arab traders took lemons to Spain, which then went on to migrate to the New World from explorations of Columbus in the 15th century. Nowadays, cold expressed to create a fresh, crisp, sharp lemon scent, highly reminiscent of a juicy mouthwatering Lemon. Lemon oil blends well with almost everything!

The lemon tree is easily recognised with its bright yellow fruit and glossy leaves. The oil is produced from steam distillation of the fruit, depending on the maturity of the fruit the oil produced will vary from green to yellow. Quality Lemon oil should smell like freshly scraped lemon peel, sharp and green – not like a lolly.

Ingredients: Citrus Limon Peel Oil

Botanical name: Citrus limonum

Common name: Lemon

Plant part: Fruit peel

Extraction method: Cold pressed

Common uses: In skin care, Lemon essential oil has been known to have astringent properties which can counter act overproduction of sebum.

Note: Top

Strength of aroma: Medium

Aromatic scent: Similar to fresh lemon rinds except richer and more concentrated.

Caution: Non-toxic, but may cause skin irritation in some. Lemon is also phototoxic and should be avoided prior to exposure to direct sunlight. Avoid during pregnancy.


Blends Well With

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
Chamomile – Roman (Anthemis nobilis)
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
Elemi (Canarium luzonicum)
Eucalyptus – Australiana (Eucalyptus radiata)
Fennel Sweet (Foeniculum vulgare dulce)
Frankincense (Boswellia serrata)
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Jasmine Absolute (Jasminium sambac)
Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis)
Labdanum Absolute (Cistus ladaniferus)
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)
Neroli (Citrus aurantium )
Oakmoss Absolute (Evernia prunastri)
Orange – Sweet (Citrus sinensis)
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium amara)
Plai (Zingiber cassumunar)
Rose Damask Absolute (Rosa x damascena)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Sandalwood – Australian (Santalum spicatum)
Sandalwood – Indian (Santalum album)
Tangerine (Citrus reticulata)
Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

Aromatic Families



Intense, lemon-fresh aroma with a zesty, tangy/tart top note.

Aromatic Note




Photosensitising means that an oil can cause skin to become more sensitive to the sun. This is true of many of the citrus oils, especially Bergamot, which contains bergaptene, a constituent that causes photosensitivity.

Photosensitising (low risk). Maximum dermal use level of 2.0% is recommended; if applied to the skin over maximum dermal use level, skin must not be exposed to sunlight or sunbed rays for 12 hours. Old or oxidized oils should be avoided. Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.

Additional information

Bottle Size

5mL, 10mL, 50mL, 100mL

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