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
REGIONS FOUND: South Africa, Argentina, Italy, Asia, California
EXTRACTION METHOD: Cold pressed
YL REGION: Most Young Living Lemon essential oil comes from South Africa and Argentina.
Lemon essential oil joined the Young Living family in 1994.