Lemon (Sicily) Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Citrus limon (L.) burm.f.  

A top note with a strong aroma, it has a strong, bright lemony scent.


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Lemon – Sicily Essential Oil 

Main Constituents:
 Limonene: 60-68%
 Citral: 1.4-3.2% 

Origin: Italy
Plant Description: The lemon plant, scientifically known as Citrus limon, is a small evergreen tree prized for its yellow, oval-shaped fruits and fragrant blossoms. It features glossy green leaves and produces clusters of white flowers with a sweet, citrusy aroma. Lemon trees thrive in warm, subtropical climates with well-drained soil and ample sunlight. The fruits, known as lemons, are tart and juicy, rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. They are widely used in culinary dishes, beverages, and household cleaning products. Additionally, lemon essential oil, extracted from the fruit peel, is valued for its refreshing scent and versatile applications in aromatherapy, skincare, and natural remedies.
Plant Part: Fruit Peel
Processing Method: Cold Pressed 

History of Oil:
The history of lemon essential oil spans centuries and cultures. Originating from the peel of the lemon fruit (Citrus limon), it has been actively utilized for its aromatic and medicinal properties. 

In ancient times, lemons were cultivated in regions including India, China, and the Mediterranean, where they were prized for their refreshing flavor and potential health benefits. Lemon essential oil was extracted from the peel through methods such as expression or cold pressing. 

During the Middle Ages, lemon essential oil gained prominence in Europe for its citrusy fragrance and antibacterial properties. It was used in perfumes, cosmetics, and household cleaners, as well as in herbal medicine to treat various ailments. 

In the 19th century, advancements in distillation techniques led to the production of higher quality lemon essential oil. Its bright, uplifting scent made it a popular choice in perfumery and aromatherapy, where it was valued for its mood-boosting effects. 

In modern times, lemon essential oil remains a versatile and widely used oil. It is cherished for its fresh aroma and is commonly used in aromatherapy to promote mental clarity, uplift mood, and purify the air. Additionally, it is a popular ingredient in skincare products, household cleaners, and natural remedies. 

Today, lemon essential oil continues to be valued for its vibrant scent and diverse applications, maintaining its status as a beloved and enduring essential oil.

Benefits/Suggested Uses: 

  • Lemon oil may aid in digestion by stimulating the production of digestive juices and enzymes, helping to alleviate indigestion, bloating, and gas. 
  • It contains compounds with antimicrobial properties that may help support the immune system and protect against infections such as colds and flu. 
  • Lemon oil’s uplifting and invigorating aroma is thought to have mood-enhancing properties, helping to reduce stress, anxiety, and improve overall mood and mental clarity. 
  • Lemon oil is often used in skincare products for its astringent and antibacterial properties, which may help treat acne, oily skin, and promote a clear and healthy complexion. 
  • It may help relieve symptoms of respiratory conditions such as coughs, colds, and congestion due to its expectorant properties, which can help loosen mucus and clear the airways. 
  • Lemon oil is sometimes used as part of a weight management regimen due to its potential to support metabolism and promote detoxification. 

Blends well with: Bergamot, Lime, Orange, and Mandarin 

Harmony Naturals’ Products: Single note, Sprays: Sickness Swindler, Citrus Spice, Essential oil blends: Respiratory, Sickness Swindler, Citrus Spice, Citrus Surprise, and Mellow Yellow
Cautions: This essential oil may contain phototoxic properties and it is suggested to avoid exposure to the sun after application to the skin. Dilute well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided. 

Additional information


1/2 oz Single Note Essential Oil


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