Lemon Essential Oil

(Citrus limon)

Lemon (Citrus limon) has a strong, clean, purifying citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. It consists of 68 percent d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant. It is delightfully refreshing in water and may be beneficial for the skin. Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons. Lemon has an approximate ORAC of 6,619 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.

Caution: Citrus oils should not be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 72 hours.

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Product Snapshot

Product Snapshot

Features & Benefits
  • Keep Lemon on hand for its clean, energizing, and invigorating aroma.
  • Diffuse it to create a more focused environment.
  • Use its aroma to create an uplifting atmosphere.
  • Add Lemon to skin care products to help reduce the appearance of aging.
  • Use it to help remove adhesives.
Aromatic Profile
From the bottle: Clean, refreshing, citrus aroma
Key Constituents
  • Limonene
  • Gamma-terpinene
  • Beta-pinene
  • Alpha-pinene
  • Sabinene
Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients
Citrus limon* (Lemon) peel oil
†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil
Suggested Uses

Suggested Uses

Applications
  • Make Lemon a part of your nighttime beauty routine by mixing 1–2 drops with your favorite beauty products. It will reduce the appearance of aging for a youthful complexion.
  • Diffuse Lemon when the atmosphere is melancholy for a boost of cheer.
  • Diffuse it at work or school for a bright aroma that creates a sense of focus and motivation.
Where to Diffuse
  • Fill the kitchen with a dose of Lemon’s familiar lemon-drop aroma to take clean to a whole new level.
  • Banish everyday odors in your living room or family room by combining Lemon with other purifying scents such as Pine, Grapefruit, or Peppermint.
Experience
Lemon essential oil has a cheerful, sweet aroma that can freshen and fill your home with its clean, lemon-drop scent when diffused.
Label Directions
Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6™ or olive oil and apply to desired area as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.
Cautions: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health care professional prior to use. Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.
Get to Know

Get to Know

Product Background
Originally from regions in Asia, the lemon tree wasn’t common in Europe until the 16th century. It is a part of the evergreen family and reaches a height of about 20 feet. From those trees, 75 lemons are required to make one 15-ml bottle of Lemon essential oil. This is accomplished by cold pressing the rinds of the lemons, producing an oil with the aroma of freshly picked fruit.
Scientific name: Citrus limon
Botanical family: Rutaceae
Region(s) grown: Argentina, California, South Africa, Italy, Asia
Plant part used: Rind
Extraction method: Cold pressed
YL Region: Most Young Living Lemon essential oil comes from Argentina and South Africa.