Lemon Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Citrus limon
Country of Origin:
Plant Part:
Distillation Method:
Cold Pressed
Certified Organic
Overall Profile
Primary Constituents
gamma terpinene
beta pinene
para cymol
alpha pinene
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Wholesale Certified Organic Lemon Essential Oil

100% pure Lemon essential oil cold-pressed from the peels of Lemons Certified Organically grown and distilled in Italy. This Lemon Oil is of the highest therapeutic quality and available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.


Lemon essential oil is considered the 'highest note' in aromatherapy and its bright notes are often appreciated in a diffuser as a mental 'pick-me-up'. The oil is also used as a detoxifying agent, with 3 or so drops ingested in a cup of water in the morning to assist in flushing the liver. This essential oil is produced from cold pressing the outer peel of lemon fruit from trees grown unsprated in California. It is especially important to source organically-grown fruit for citrus oil production (as this oil is), as the majority of these fruits are sprayed with pesticides and waxes for the food market. The high temperatures needed for steam distillation would destroy the sweet, bright aroma of lemon oil, whereas pressing the oil from the peels leaves it perfectly fresh and 'lively'. Cold pressing will yield six to seven pounds of oil from one ton of fruit. We find this finely produced Californian Lemon oil to be consistently the most complex and freshest available.

Aromatherapy Notes

This Lemon essential oil has a light, bright citrus and floral top note that melds into a deeper, lightly honeyed orange blossom middle note, supported by a slightly sweet resinous undertone. Lemon is considered one of the lightest essential oils in aromatherapy, a nice bright 'top note’. Constituents of lemon oil include limonene, which is responsible for the oil's tangy-fruity aroma, and citral, which is responsible for what we recognize as the lemon note in the aroma profile. This lemon essential oil is warming, refreshing and invigorating, uplifting and clarifying, emotionally heart opening.

Therapeutic Properties

Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature

From The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy1:

  • Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Astringent, Bactericidal, Insecticidal, Tonic
  • Has ‘high vibrations’ that are uplifting to the spirit and mental fatigue
  • Aids in mental clarity and boosts confidence in decision making

From Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Vibrant Health and Beauty2:

  • Boosts the immune system
  • Inspires clarity and encourages spirituality
  • Can be used to enliven complexion and strengthen brittle nails

Application and Use


Lemon oil is non-toxic, a non-irritant and non-sensitizing. As with Bergamot and Grapefruit oils, the only caution is possible phototoxicity; it may make skin more sensitive to sunlight thus it is advisable to avoid direct sun exposure on areas of skin that have been exposed with this oil.


1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holysitc Aromatherapy, 2003.

2 Wilson, Roberta. Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Vibrant Health and Beauty. Penguin, 2002.