Lemon Essential Oil

(Citrus limonum)
(2 customer reviews)


Lemon (Citrus limonum) essential oil is produced by cold expression of the peel of the lemon. Its clean, sprightly citrus aroma is one of the lightest fragrances used in aromatherapy and is a quintessential “top note”, refreshing and revitalizing.

Earn up to 40 Points (Retail Orders Only)

Secure SSL Checkout

About Lemon Essential Oil

The familiar lemon fruit grows on a small evergreen tree that reaches 9 to 19 feet high with pale green leaves and highly perfumed white and pink flowers. One lemon tree can produced up to 1,500 lemons each year.

As with all citrus trees, the lemon tree originated in Asia. It made  it’s way to Greece in the second century AD and now grows throughout the Mediterranean and other warm climate regions. Florida and California are now the major producers. The peel was used in the Roman empire to fragrance clothing and repel insects. In the late 17th century a pharmacist named Nicholas Lemery recognized the medicinal value of the fruit. The British Navy used large quantities of lemons to counteract scurvy on sea voyages.

Traditional Use of Lemon Essential Oil

In traditional Oriental medicine Lemon Essential Oil is cool and dry and is believed to clear heat, dampness, and phlegm. It has also been described as benefitting the Intellect and easing worries.

According to some modern aromatherapists, Lemon Essential Oil is helpful for improving circulation and toning the blood vessels. Proponents of aromatherapy also claim that it has antiseptic properties and when diluted makes a good spray for cleansing the home environment.

We also offer a six of our Artisan Aromatics citrus oils boxed together: Citrus Oil Collection.

Safety Considerations

Expressed Lemon essential oil is phototoxic, which means that it can cause severe sunburn if applied to the skin prior to exposure to ultraviolet light; therefore, it should not be used on the skin or in applications where steam may deposit it on the skin for 12 hours prior to exposure to sunlight or tanning lamps. We recommend that you refrigerate your Lemon Essential Oil if you plan to keep it for more than 3 months and in all cases be sure to keep it in a dark, tightly capped bottle, away from heat, light and moisture.

Essential Oil Safety Considerations
Weight 1.5 oz
Dimensions 0.2 × 0.2 × 0.2 in

, , ,

2 reviews for Lemon Essential Oil

  1. anita

    Bright, smells like a lemon! I adore this oil.

  2. Tara (verified owner)

    Lemon is a must in any essential oil collection. I can’t believe I waited this long to purchase it. I use it nearly daily in the kitchen for cleaning, freshening my garbage disposal, and dish washer. I love to diffuse with lavender. It has a slightly sweet citrus scent that is quite appealing. I highly recommend.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop
      Calculate Shipping

      Get Started with Artisan and Save!

      15% off

      Sign up for our email list and get 15% off your first order

      * Discount can not be used on sale items, items already discounted or combined with other account discounts. (wholesale etc..)