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Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon)

Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon)

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Uses

Athlete's Foot.
Chiliblains.
Colds.
Corns.
Dull Skin.
Flu.
Oily Skin.
Spots.
Varicose Veins.
Warts.

Method of Extraction

Cold pressed.

Plant part used

Citrus rind (peel)

Colour

Deep - pale yellow.

Consistency

Thin.

Aromatic Note + Description

Top Note - fresh lemon rinds except that it is more concentrated.

Safety Information

Cold pressed Lemon Essential Oil is phototoxic. Steam distilled Lemon Oil is not phototoxic. Tisserand and Young recommend a dermal maximum of 2.0% for the cold pressed oil to avoid the risk of a phototoxic reaction. They precaution to avoid topical use of Lemon Oil, regardless of method of distillation, if it has oxidized. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 87, 330-331.]

Lemon Oil may cause skin irritation or sensitivity in some. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 120.]

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