Lemon Essential Oil*
*This oil is produced from organically grown crops and is certified by our supplier. However, our facility is not certified organic. You get it though. ;-)
Botanical Name: Citrus Limonum
Plant Origin: South Africa
Extraction Method: Cold pressed from rind (certified organic by our supplier)
Shelf Life: 2 years in proper storage conditions
Storage: Store upright, lid tight, out of direct heat and sunlight
Maximum Adult Topical Dilution: 2% to any area that will be exposed to direct sunlight or UV light
Selah oil blends that contain Lemon essential oil:
Armor, Citrus, Ease, Lili Beth, Inhale, Armor Spray, Selah Kids: Soft, Jr. Blend, Resolve, Soft
Click here to see our Health Issues Reference Guide for information on which oils may help with specific needs.
Lemon may support the body's proper natural response to and assist in maintaining a healthy state of the following:
- Allergies - Food Allergies - Seasonal Allergies - Hay Fever
- Anal Fissures (Tears)
- Anger & Aggression
- Athlete's Foot
- Blood - Bleeding - Stop Bleeding
- Blood - Clot - Anticoagulant (prevents clotting)
- Blood Pressure - High
- Body Odor
- Candida - Candidiasis - Thrush - Yeast Overgrowth - Yeast Infection
- Circulation - to thin blood
- Clogged Pores
- Cushing's Disease
- Diarrhea (Nerves, Viruses/Infection)
- Focus - Alertness, Attention, Brain Function
- Gallbladder - Pain - Flare Up
- Halitosis - Bad Breath
- Headache - Nervous or Tension
- Herpes Simplex - Cold Sores - Fever Blisters
- Herpes Zoster - Shingles
- Hormone Balance (Women)
- Insomnia - Trouble Falling or Staying Asleep - Sleep Walking
- Nose Bleed
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) & Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
- Respiratory Infection
- Shock - Trauma
- Staph (MRSA)
- Strep Throat
- Stress - Blue Light, Computer, Electronic, Eye Strain, Screens, Tech, Visual
- Varicose Veins - Spider Veins
- Viral Infection
Please see our Health Issues Reference Guide for detailed essential oil remedies for the above-listed issues/topics.
Add 1-3 drops to a glass of water: induces detoxification, cleansing (Schnaubelt, 134).
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- anti-infectious - prevents uptake of infection
- antimicrobial - resists or destroys pathogenic microorganisms
- antiseptic - destroys and prevents the development of microbes/bacteria
- antispasmodic - prevents and eases spasms, convulsions, or cramps
- antiviral - inhibits the growth of virus
- astringent - causes contraction of organic tissues, reducing secretions or discharges
- calmative - a sedative or mild tranquilizer
- carminative - expels gas (flatulence), easing abdominal pain and bloating
- cicatrizing - promotes the formation of scar tissue, thus healing
- circulatory - promotes flow of blood and lymph
- depurative - purifies the system, particularly the blood
- digestive - promotes or aids digestion
- diuretic - aids in removal of excess water from the body; promotes urination
- hemostatic - arrests bleeding
- stimulant - excites or quickens the activity of physiological processes
- tonic - strengthens or invigorates organs or the entire organism
- vermifuge - expels intestinal worms
Click here for a printable PDF chart of the Therapeutic Uses and Properties of Essential Oils.
Apply on location or bottoms of feet. This oil is photosensitive. Take caution in applying this oil to any skin that will be exposed to the sun.
Safe for children 2+ with proper dilution.
Pregnancy and lactation safe with extra dilution.
Click here for essential oils dilution chart.
Diffuse or inhale directly.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA.
Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (Schnaubelt, Kurt, Ph. D. Advanced Aromatherapy. p. 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
Photosensitive: Avoid direct sunlight for a minimum of 12 hours after application.
Avoid lemon oil with high blood pressure.
Can cause extreme skin irritation.
General EO Cautions:
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside your ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
GC/MS Key Constituents:
Neryl acetate 0.46%
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