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  • Lemon

1/3 oz

Citrus limon

Certified Organic

Peel, Cold Pressed, South Africa


Lemon is a wonderful cleanser, relaxant, astringent and antiseptic. It can be used as an insect repellant, can lighten skin pigmentations and can help relieve gout, arthritic and rheumatic pain, as well as reduce a fever. It can also be used to promote circulation and to relieve asthma symptoms. Lemon oil can be phototoxic, and individuals with sensitive and damaged skin should use cautiously. 

Our fresh organic Lemon essential oil is the epitome of citrus with its intense lemon-fresh aroma and zesty, tangy/tart top note – sure to lift the spirits and perfect for composing introductory/top notes in natural perfumery!

Citrus limon is native to Asia and is thought to be a hybrid of citron (C. medica) and pomelo (C. maxima).1 Lemon is widely used in food preparation, in perfumes, cosmetics and household products, and for the production of pectin and citric acid.2

Lemon is said to sharpen and aid in focusing the mind3; it has a gentle, calming effect4.

For information regarding the many aromatherapeutic aspects of Lemon, please see:

Advanced Aromatherapy – The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, by Kurt Schnaubelt, 1995/1998, p. 76.

Aromatherapy – An A-Z, by Patricia Davis, 1988, pp. 187-9.

The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, by Julia Lawless, 1992, 2013, pp. 123-4.

Essential Oils – A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice, by Jennifer Peace Rhind, 2012, p. 213-4.


Please use all Lemon oil on the skin with caution and in low dilution due to the phototoxic effect of citrus oils; steam distilled citrus oils tend to be less phototoxic.

Aromatic Profile: Intense, lemon-fresh aroma with a zesty, tangy/tart top note.

Appearance: Yellow, clear, transparent, mobile liquid.

Use: Aromatherapy, Natural Perfumery.

Blending Suggestions: Dilute and add drop by drop to your blends until the desired effect is achieved.

Blends Well With: Bergamot and other citrus oils, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Chamomile, Cistus, Coriander, Elemi, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Juniper, Jasmine, Labdanum, Lavandin, Lavender, Litsea Cubeba, Neroli, Oakmoss, Osmanthus, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Sage, Sandalwood, Verbena, Ylang Ylang. “Lemon is often found with bergamot in top notes…”5

Safety Considerations: Photosensitizing. Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin


1 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Fragrance and Wellbeing – Plant Aromatics and Their Influence on the Psyche, 2014, p. 343.

2  Ibid.

3 Mojay, Gabriel. Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, 1996, pp. 92-3.

4 Schnaubelt, Kurt. Advanced Aromatherapy – The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, 1995/1998, p. 76.

5 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Fragrance and Wellbeing – Plant Aromatics and Their Influence on the Psyche, 2014, p. 343.

The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made by Holistic Pathways as to the medicinal value of any products from Holistic Pathways. The information presented here is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of essential oils and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.

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