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Organic lemon

Organic lemon

Citrus limonum

Botanical Properties

The lemon tree belongs to the Citrus genus in the Rustaceae family. It can reach 6m in height and has cold persistent, dark green, waxy leaves that are shaped like pointed oblongs. It produces the common lemon, a citrus fruit measuring between 8 and 12cm in length, which is green until its full maturity, when it turns yellow. Its fragrant flowers have five petals, and tend to flower throughout the year.

Origin and history

Citrus limonum is thought to have originated in India or China, where traces of its cultivation date from 10 centuries before our time. In certain traditions, lemon peel was burnt in times of a great plague. In India, lemons are threaded onto necklaces and offered to the gods. Nowadays, lemon trees are produced for their fruits, juice and essence in Mediterranean and Subtropical regions. The lemon is well-known a symbol of cleanliness and hygiene, which has helped it to acquire many different roles in cosmetics, aromatherapy, and gastronomy.

Organoleptic properties

Aspect: liquid

Colour: light yellow

Odour: fruity, fresh, very characteristic of lemon

Distilled parts: Cold pressing of the zest

Country of origin: Italy

Density: 0.855


Main biochemical components or chemotype: Limonene, beta-Pinene, gamma-Terpinene

Allergenic molecules naturally found within this essential oil: Ciral, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool

Certain natural components of this essential oil may cause allergic reactions. Please do an allergy test on the skin in the crease of your elbow before using this product.


Due to its extremely high monoterpene content, which is approximately around 90-95%, this oil’s biochemistry makes it a powerful:

  • antiseptic
  • antibacterial
  • antiviral

Lemon essential oil is:

  • digestive tonic
  • appetite inducer
  • febrifuge


When used as part of a weight loss program, your body will benefit from its liver cleansing capacities and its anti-cellulite properties. It will also alleviate the feeling of having heavy legs by boosting blood flow. Its strong antiseptic powers will help disinfect cuts and grazes. By diffusing this essential oil, you will minimise the risk of contagion of infectious illness. Due to all of these properties, and many more, this oil is great to keep around the house. It can be used on a daily basis, even in cooking, where it brings a zingy taste to vinaigrettes, mousses sorbets, cake, fish marinades, etc.



Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally. Lemon essential oil is photosensitising, therefore do not apply to the skin before exposing oneself to direct sunlight.

Oral administration:

Take two drops of organic lemon essential oil, three times a day, mixed with a little honey, syrup, or on a lozenge, in the case of infection in the digestive tract or a chill.

On the skin:

Anti-cellulite: Mix 2ml of lemon essential oil with 2ml of organic cypress oil, 1ml of organic niaouli oil, and 100ml of organic hazelnut oil.

By diffusion:

Lemon essential oil is a particularly effective aid during periods of contagious illness, sanitising your rooms when diffused within them. When used in this way it will also help you to refocus, especially in terms of personal reflexion.

Possible synergies

Antiviral: Tea tree Weight loss: Cedar

Energetic values and synergies

In energy aromatherapy, lemon is linked to the solar chakra: Manipura. This chakra, also known as the third chakra, is associated with the colouor yellow.

Lemon essential oil will give you courage, increase your ability to adapt, will help rid you of your fears and nightmares, and can increase your concentration.

In synergy: Mix with Helichrysum essential oil to achieve inner peace. If diffused, this essential oil will cleanse both your body and mind. As a massage oil: Mix 10 drops of organic lemon central oil with 10 drops of organic ylang ylang essential oil and 30 drops of organic onager oil. Use this blend to massage the celiac plexus and down your spinal cord.


Flammable. Oral use only under medical advice. Keep out of reach of children. Unadvisable for children under the age of three, pregnant or lactating women. Do not apply to the skin before exposing oneself to the sun. Can be used in cooking. Do not apply neat to the skin.


The information given on this site regarding essential oils are only to be taken as indications. They do in no way, aim to replace any medical advice given by a qualified doctor. For all therapeutic uses, or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult your doctor

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