Organic Lemon Essential Oil | Organic Lemon Oil
Lemons, which are familiar to everyone, grow on evergreen trees that can reach up to 19 feet high, although many are much shorter. Lemon trees are lovely as landscape features and have pale green leaves and highly perfumed white or pink flowers. One lemon tree can produced up to 1,500 lemons each year.
The lemon tree originated in Asia and made it’s way to Greece in the second century AD. It now grows throughout the Mediterranean and other warm climate regions and today Florida and California are the major producers. Lemon 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 and historically the British Navy used large quantities of lemons to counteract scurvy on sea voyages.
Organic Lemon Essential Oil in Traditional Oriental Medicine
In traditional Oriental medicine Lemon Essential Oil is described energetically as cool and dry and is believed to clear heat, dampness, and phlegm. It has also been described as benefitting the Intellect and easing worries.
Some modern aromatherapists have claimed that Organic Lemon Essential Oil is helpful for improving circulation and that it has astringent properties that aid in 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.
Expressed Lemon Essential Oil can cause severe sunburn if applied to the skin prior to exposure to ultraviolet light. Therefore, it should never 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. Lemon Essential Oil that has been allowed to oxidize (spoil) can cause skin sensitization (a bad skin reaction); 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