Lemon essential oil is cold pressed from the rind of Citrus limon, a 20-foot tree with highly scented blossoms and lemon fruits. Lemon essential oil promotes clarity of thought and purpose and has a purifying citrus scent that is invigorating, enhancing, and warming and is known as one of the most fragrant essential oils. Lemons were used in Europe as early as 200 A.D. and were introduced to the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1493.
Lemon contains d-limonene, an antioxidant that has been linked to healthy immune system function. Studies show that inhaling lemon can actually counter occasional feelings of depression.*
Lemon is also an important ingredient in natural cosmetics that may be useful for cleansing the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.*
- Lemon (Citrus limon) has a strong, purifying, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. Lemon consists of 68 percent dlimonene, a powerful antioxidant. It is delightfully refreshing in water and may be beneficial for the skin. Lemon may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods. Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons. Jean Valnet MD estimated that it takes 3,000 lemons to produce one kilo of oil. In his book, The Practice of Aromatherapy, Valnet wrote that lemon is a tonic for supporting the nervous and sympathetic nervous system.* Lemon has an approximate ORAC of 6,619 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
- Lemon (Citrus Limon) has a strong, purifying, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. Lemon consists of 68% d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant. The key constituent d-limonene has been studied for its e!ects on the immune system and skin care to cleanse and reduce wrinkles.
- Aromas from therapeutic-grade essential oils are well known to improve mental accuracy, concentration and to reduce stress and anxiety.
- Lemon is a tonic for supporting the nerves and sympathetic nervous system.
- Essential oils are some of the oldest and most powerful therapeutic agents known.
- Lemon has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that have been studied for their effects on immune function.
- Young Living Lemon Essential Oil is pressed from the rinds of organic lemons. It takes about 3,000 lemons to produce 1 kilo of this magniﬁcent unadulterated essential oil, which is cold pressed from the rind, and has the same delicious ﬂavor as a ripe lemon.
- Some essential oils can act as gentle stimulants to the limbic system of the brain by their scent, increasing alertness and concentration enhancing the capacity for learning, improving memory, and assisting many other cognitive functions. A wide range of essential oils o!er these beneﬁts, such as: Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary and Melissa. To help increase these functions simply inhale the chosen essential oil directly from the bottle or put a drop on a cotton ball and keep in your pocket to use throughout the day.
- University researchers in Japan found that diffusing certain aromas in an office setting dramatically improved mental accuracy and concentration. Di!used lemon resulted in 54% fewer errors. Di!use for 10 minutes every hour.