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 most complex and freshest available.Â

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.

Traditional Uses

Considered the most effective scorbotic (against scurvy), British ships were required by law to carry sufficient juice or oil to expose every person on board with one dose per day as a safety measure. It has also been used extensively to combat any infectious illnesses, as a diuretic and to combat excess perspiration. It is rumored to be the best hiccoughs, jaundice and heart palpitations as well as arthritis, rheumatism and any liver congestion.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Antibacterial, Anti-anemic, Anti-coagulant, Anti-infectious, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antifungal, Antirheumatic, Antisclerotic, Antispasmodic, Antitoxic, Antiviral, Astringent, Carminative, Cictrisant, Depurative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Diuretic (mild), Febrifuge, Hypotensive, Insecticidal, Litholytic, Lymphatic decongestant, Stimulant (pancreas, immune system, white corpuscles), Phlebotonic, Stomachic, Tonic, Vermifuge.


  • Warming, enhancing and invigorating
  • Antidepressant effects
  • Uplifting and clarifying
  • Emotionally heart opening
  • Alleviates fears of loss
  • Stimulates feelings of trust and security
  • Lemon oil also has a significant positive effect on concentration. In a university study conducted in Japan, various essential oils were diffused into an office. When Lemon alone was in the air, 54% fewer errors occurred during typing tests. With Jasmine oil, there were 33% fewer errors, and Lavender oil showed 20% less. In addition, diffusion of these three essential oils were found to increase test scores by up to 50% when introduced into study and test-taking spaces.


  • Alleviates acne
  • Strengthens nails and hair
  • Quells boils, chilblains, corns, herpes, mouth sores and warts
  • Aids in reduction of varicose veins and cellulite

Muscles and Joints

  • Promotes healthy circulation
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Targets and alleviates toxin buildup
  • Reduces pain associated with arthritis and rheumatism

Respiratory System

  • Promotes opening of airways (combats asthmatic symptoms)
  • Effective in combating bronchitis and other throat infections

Immune System

  • Effective detoxification of liver, pancreas and lymphatic system
  • Fightis and helps the body fight colds, flus and infection

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.