Botanical Name: Citrus limonum
Plant Part: Fruit Peel
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Description: The Lemon tree was originally a small thorny evergreen tree native to India. It is now common in Southern Europe, Florida and California.
Color: Pale yellow to yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Lemon (Sicily) Essential Oil has been historically recognized as a cleanser. It is reputed as being antiseptic, and as having refreshing and cooling properties. On skin and hair it can be used for its cleansing effect, as well as for treating cuts and boils. Research has also shown Lemon (Sicily) Essential Oil to enhance the ability to concentrate.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Bergamot, Lime, Orange and Mandarin
Aromatic Scent: Lemon (Sicily) Essential Oil has a strong citrus scent.
History: The fruit was well known in Europe by the middle ages, and Greeks and Romans were advocates of its therapeutic properties. Lemon (Sicily) essential oil reached the height of its fame when the British began using the citrus fruit to counteract the effects of scurvy.
Cautions: Lemon (Sicily) Essential Oil is 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.