Lemon Essential Oil – Organic
Citrus Limon Peel Oil
Our organic lemon essential oil is steam distilled from the peel of fresh organic lemons, originating from Spain. The lemons are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides and the oil is certified organic by the Soil Association.
Origin & History
Lemon trees were native to Asia and were used by ancient Indians, Egyptians and Romans to treat infectious diseases.
Lemon trees were brought to Europe in the middle ages and lemons were used in traditional medicine.
Throughout its history, it has been the lemon fruit or juice that has been the most popular. However lemon essential oil has rapidly increased in popularity for its zesty and invigorating scent.
Organic lemon essential oil has a refreshing citrusy scent that blends well with oils like eucalyptus, rosemary and peppermint.
Lemon oil is a top note, along with most other citrus essential oils.
For more information about essential oil notes and blends click here.
Here are a few of our favourite blends:
Refreshing lemon eucalyptus blend:
4 drops Organic Eucalyptus oil
4 drops Organic Lemon oil
2 drops Organic Peppermint oil
Zesty and relaxing blend:
10 drops Organic Lemon oil
10 drops Organic Bergamot oil
5 drops Neroli oil
5 drops Organic Rosemary oil
How to Store Your Oils:
To store your organic lemon oil, make sure to keep it sealed and out of direct sunlight. This will stop it from degrading over time and help prolong the quality.
Make sure you keep your lemon essential oil out of the reach of children.
Organic lemon oil can bring a citrusy and purifying lemon scent to a room and help to clear and refresh the mind. A study in 2006 shows lemon essential oil can promote relaxation and relieve stress.
A 2019 study showed that lemon essential oil is naturally antibacterial. Lemon oil was tested against common bacteria such as E. Coli and a Staphylococcus aureus.
Organic lemon oil should be diluted with a carrier oil before skin application as it can cause skin irritation and sensitivity. Our lemon oil is not suitable for consumption or any internal use and should be stored out of reach of children.
For safety information and safe dilution rates, use our technical documents found here.
The safe dilution rates are given in the IFRA document. There are different dilutions for different applications, for example soaps and shampoos are category 9. There is a full list of the IFRA categories and what they mean on the last pages of the IFRA document.
What is organic lemon oil good for?
A 2014 study found that lemon essential oil could be used in pregnancy to help reduce nausea and vomiting.
Lemon essential oil is also reported to be effective as an insect repellant, as reported by this 2003 study. Try it yourself in candles or a body oil!
Who should not use lemon essential oil?
Lemon essential oil is generally suitable for everyone with the exception of those with the most sensitive skin.
Make sure you keep it out of reach of children, it smells tasty but it's not good for drinking!
What is organic lemon oil?
Organic lemon essential oil is steam distilled from the peel of fresh organic lemons and they are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides.
Our organic lemon essential oil has been certified organic by the Soil Association. This means that the Soil Association has inspected us and approved our products according to their strict organic standards.
Our organic lemon oil has a sharp citrus aroma and is vibrant yellow in colour.
Lemon essential oil is yellow in colour and has a characteristic sharp citrus aroma. Our lemon essential oil is 100% pure and natural.