Organic Lemon Essential Oil contains antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, so it can provide a number of benefits that can improve your well-being.
Organic Lemon Essential Oil Benefits
Acts as an antimicrobial agent7
Enhances mood and relieves anxiety8
Common uses of Lemon Essential Oil:
All-Natural Cleaner*: Dilute Tea Tree EO to 2% in ½ white vinegar and ½ water for a natural cleaning spray.
Skin: Apply safely diluted oil to the skin.
Cleaning Products Add a few drops to your homemade cleaning products to disinfect and add a refreshing scent.
Stain Remover Use 1-2 drops on oil or grease stains right before tossing into the washing machine.
One reason Lemon Essential Oil is a popular citrus oil is because it contains powerful antioxidant properties. Lemon and its essential oil has been used for more than 1,000 years in Ayurvedic sciences to treat various health issues and ailments. Lemon Essential Oil is extracted from the lemon peel (not the inner fruit) using cold press technology. The peel contains various fat-dissolving and nutrient-dense phytonutrients. The bioactive compounds in Lemon Essential Oil are terpenes, sesquiterpenes, aldehydes, alcohols, esters, and sterols.1
There are many scientifically proven health benefits of lemon essential oil such as stimulating lymphatic drainage, rejuvenating energy, cleansing toxins from the body, purifying skin, and fighting infection and inflammation. Lemon essential oil is a natural stress reliever because it modulates dopamine activities in mice and causes anti-stress effects throughout the body.2 It also improves creativity and mood and affects heart rhythm.3
Application of Lemon Essential Oil keeps skin hydrated and reduces skin inflammation. The strong antioxidant and anti-aging properties help Lemon Essential Oil to work against free radicals created by cell and tissue damage and thus nourish the skin.4
A scientific review published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine demonstrates that lemon essential oil is effective against various skin ailments such as cuts, wounds, infections, blisters, insect bites, oily skin, cold sores, and warts. The presence of antimicrobial compounds help lemon essential oil to alleviate skin conditions naturally.5
In an animal study, 20% lemon essential oil applied on the infected area of rabbit’s skin for four consecutive weeks led to the complete recovery of the infected area after the second week of treatment.6
Acts as an antimicrobial agent
Lemon Essential Oil is a potent antibacterial substance against bacteria and fungus that are harmful to human beings. Some of them are: Bacillus cereus, Mycobacterium smegmatis, Listeria monocytogenes, Lactobacillus curvatus, L. sakei, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudococcus aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Aspergillus niger, A. flavus, Penicillium verrucosum, Candida albicans, and Hanseniaspora guilliermondii.7 The two most prominent bioactive compounds found in lemon essential oil are Limonene and b-pinene which have been proven to be strong antimicrobial agents.
Enhances mood and relieves anxiety
Application of Lemon Essential Oil has a remarkable effect on enhancing mood and relieving anxiety. A research study published in Brain research found that rats exposed to the odor of lemon essential oil released a lower amount of corticosterone hormone which is a type of stress hormone. The study also stated that lemon essential oil may have anxiety-lowering and stress-relieving properties.8
Lemon essential oil enhances mood, improves memory, cognitive performance, attention level, and concentration in students during the learning process. A study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology in 2008 demonstrates that the aroma of lemon essential oil is more powerful than the aroma of lavender oil for enhancing mood. The study was conducted on 56 healthy men and women.9
Our Lemon Essential Oil is USDA certified organic, 100% pure therapeutic grade and comes in a 10 mL opaque container to preserve light-sensitive bioactive compounds.
Lemon Essential Oil helps to create a clean and enhanced atmosphere. Add a few drops of Lemon Essential Oil to cleaning products to disinfect and add a refreshing scent.
Lemon Essential Oil has enormous potential in aesthetics. You may dilute it (maximum 2%) with a carrier oil (preferably with jojoba oil as it is similar to skin’s natural oil) and use the mixture as a lotion on the skin.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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