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Organic Lemon Beebrush

Organic Lemon Beebrush

Lippia citriodora

Botanical Properties

Also known as the Lemon Verbena, the Lemon Beebrush is a woody plant that can reach up to 1.5 to 2m. It belongs to the Verbenaceae family. Its deciduous, indented, pointed leaves release a lemony scent when rubbed. Its small white flowers cluster like a spearhead in summer until the start of autumn.

Origin and history

Originating from South America (Chile, Peru), the Lemon Beebrush's medicinal values have been known since Ancient times. Through its association with the Gods, the plant's name means 'sacred branch' in Latin.  It is one of the most precious oils, because 7,000kg of the plant must be distilled to get 1kg of its essential oil. In herbalism, lemon beebrush is known for its medicinal properties, whereas in cooking, it acts as a delicious accompaniment to desserts, sauces, marinades and liqueurs.

Organoleptic properties

Aspect: liquid
Colour : colourless
Odour: lemony, fresh

Distilled parts: Flowering tips

Country of origin: Morocco

Density: 0.885 – 0.895


Main biochemical components: Neral, Geranial, Limonene
Allergenic molecules naturally present in this essential oil: Citral, Limonene, Geraniol, Linalol.
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.


Organic lemon beebrush or lemon verbena essential oil is: sedative, anti-inflammatory, stress-relieving, balancing, antiseptic, a digestive stimulator, vasodilating and blood-thinning.


Known for its calming and sedative properties, lemon beebrush essential oil is an effective treatment against anxiety, anguish, stress and during periods of depression. Thanks to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, it is often used for multiple sclerosis, rheumatism, neuralgia, as well as Crohn's disease.



Please consult a doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally.
Oral administration: 2 drops of lemon beebrush essential oil, three times a day, with a little honey and syrup, or on a lozenge for rheumatism and joint pain.
On the skin: Mix 3 drops of lemon beebrush essential oil + 10 drops of vegetable oil and massage into painful joints or onto the solar plexus to treat nervous fatigue.
By diffusion: When diffused in the atmosphere, lemon beebrush essential oil repels mosquitoes and other insects and refreshes and purifies the air in the room.
Thanks to its calming and sedative effect, it is a useful treatment for hypertension.

Energetic values and synergies

Lemon beebrush essential oil activates the heart chakra, or the 'Anahata', the 4th chakra. It is green in colour and its element is air. Inhale directly from the bottle to restore courage. Take 1 drop of lemon beebrush essential oil with a little honey and hold it under the tongue to open new horizons for the heart.


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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