Lemon

Citrus limonium

With a strong, clean, purifying citrus scent, Lemon Oil is light and refreshing, with many uplifting benefits for the mind, body and soul.

The word lemon is derived from the Arabic "laymun" and Persian "limun" (words, which were generic terms for all citrus fruit).

The exact origin of the lemon has remained a mystery, though it is widely presumed that lemons first grew in India, northern Burma, and China.

In South and South East Asia, it was known for its antiseptic properties and it was used as an antidote for various poisons. The Arab conquerors took the Lemon with them around the Mediterranean basin introducing it around AD 1000 and 1200 into Sicily, Spain and North Africa where it quickly adapted to the Mediterranean climate. The fruit was well known in Europe by the middle ages, and Greeks and Romans were advocates of its therapeutic properties.

Lemon essential oil reached the height of its fame when the British began using the citrus fruit to counteract the effects of scurvy. It was introduced to Australia by the Early Settlers.

It is extracted from the fresh fruit peel by cold expression. 

Lemon oil blends well with many other essential oils making it a popular oil for herbalists and those who practice the healing art of aromatherapy.

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Lemon Essential Oil is light and refreshing, with many uplifting benefits for the mind, body and soul.

Lemon is effective in treating oily skin and its antiseptic properties make it treating cuts and wounds, clearing acne, cleaning greasy skin and hair, as well as removing dead skin cells, easing painful cold sores, mouth ulcers, herpes and insect bites. 

The cleansing, purifying, and invigorating properties of Lemon make it one of the most versatile oils,

When used as an essential oil, lemon oil can be applied topically, used for cleaning, and used for many other applications.

Because of its pleasant citrus fragrance it is a favourite in aromatherapy and as an air freshener.

Lemon Oil is an ideal disinfectant for cleaning surfaces and can help remove gum, oil and grease stains from clothes.

It works as a natural insect repellent and its anti-bacterial p[properties help in treating insect bites.

The beautiful Australian grown lemon oil is an excellent choice for perfumery, aromatherapy, skin and hair care.