Like many other essential oils, lemon (Citrus limonum) has impacted numerous industries, both commercial and medicinal. Lemon is over 3,000 years old, although it is not an original species but is thought to derive from crossing the citron (Citrus medica) and pomelo (Citrus maxima) trees. It was used medicinally by the Indians, Egyptians, and Romans for centuries, and was famously administered in a dose a day to the Royal Navy to prevent scurvy and other vitamin deficiencies.
Before this fruit built its healing reputation, it was bred by citrus growers as a decorative tree. Its fame spread quickly, though, and it is now found in the kitchen, cosmetics, cleaning products, homeopathy, and aromatherapy. This beloved oil is sometimes called “liquid sunshine” and ranked as the most anti-microbial oil. It is often used as a sanitizing agent in all-purposes cleaner or diffused to disinfect ambient air. It’s known to the Japanese to impart mental concentration and reduce human error, and several banks there diffuse lemon oil to diminish clerical mistakes. Lemon is incorporated into many cosmetic products as an absorbent, astringent, fragrant, or conditioning agent.
Lemon’s emotional benefits, however, might be the strongest of all. It has been known to increase concentration and alertness, alleviate mental fatigue, refresh the mind, and create a positive mindset. With a scent that brings brightness and sunshine to mind, lemon is thought in increase general joy and clarify thought and speech. Some believe it can aid in good decision-making. If this is not reason enough to diffuse this powerful oil, lemon is also thought to suppress migraines and promote the immune and circulatory systems.
Organic lemon essential oil from Prana Organic Plant Oils is an aromatherapy essential. You will absolutely love the fresh citrus scent of this oil.
- Common Name: Lemon
- Botanical Name: Citrus limonum
- Country of Origin: Italy
- Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
- Plant Part: Fruit Peel
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