Lemon Essential Oil

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Details

Citrus Limonum

Plant Origin: Italy

Extraction Method: Cold pressed from rind (organic, but not certified).

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: 

ArmorEaseLili BethInhaleArmor Spray, Selah Kids: Soft Blend, Resolve 

Uses

Please see our Health Issues Reference Guide for information on which oils may help with specific needs. 

Therapeutic Properties

Research

Add 1-3 drops to a glass of water: induces detoxification, cleansing (Schnaubelt, 134). 

Valerie Worwood, in her book, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, states that Lemon essential oil should be in your “Basic Care Kit”. She says, “When our adventurous seafaring ancestors sailed the high seas, fresh lemons saved them from getting scurvy. For modern stay-at-homes, the essential oil of lemon is just as useful as a water purifier. This antiseptic and antibacterial oil will perform many tasks when used in blends, including treating verrucas, insect bites, and tension headaches. It has a tonic action on the lymphatic system and a stimulating action on the digestive system. It will assist you to slim, help disperse cellulite, and keep wrinkles at bay” (Worwood, 22).

 

Lemon has the property of reducing temperature (Davis, 180).

Lemon oil mixed into an air spray or vaporized in a burner or diffuser gives some protection against the spread of infection at the same time as delicately scenting the home (Davis, 180).

Davis suggests mixing 2 drops of lemon essential oil with 10 drops apple cider vinegar to treat a corn or wart. Apply it daily, avoiding surrounding healthy skin, and keep covered with a bandage during the day but leave uncovered at night (Davis).

Warts and Essential Oils, click here.

For more information about lemon essential oil click here. 

Applications

Topical:  

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.

Inhalation:  

Diffuse or inhale directly.

Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA.

Internal:  

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.

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.

Photosensitive: Avoid direct sunlight for a minimum of 12 hours after application. 

Can cause extreme skin irritation.

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 the ear canal.

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

GC/MS Key Constituents:

Limonene 66.48%
Pinene <beta-> 11.25%
Terpinene <gamma> 9.44%
Sabinene 1.95%
Myrcene 1.56%
Geranial 1.51%
Neral 0.94%
Bisabolene <beta> 0.56%
Thujene <alpha-> 0.47%

Neryl acetate 0.46%

References

Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils (2012).

Tisserand, Robert. Essential Oil Safety, Second Edition (2014).

Worwood, Valerie. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy (1991).

Althea Press. Essential oils, Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing (2015).

Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness (2014).

Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z (2000).

Price, Shirley & Len. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals (2012), p. 242.

Schnaubelt, PhD., Kurt. The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils (2011), p. 24, 134, 168.

Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy (1995), p. 96.

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