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Lemon Essential Oil
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The aroma of Lemon essential oil is a fresh citrus, reminiscent of the peel.

Botanical Name: Citrus x limon (L.) Osbeck

Common Name: Lemon

Plant Part: Peel

Form: Essential Oil

Family: Rutaceae

Synonyms: Citrus limonum (L). Burm.f.; cedro oil

Origin: Native to the southern and southeastern Asia. Introduced to the Mediterranean region at the time of the Crusades. Grows wild in Portugal and Spain. Extensively cultivated in Italy, Cyprus, Israel, South America, United States (California and Florida), India and China.

Botanical Description: A fragrant, small evergreen about 6-meters (20 ft) high with alternate oval leaves and white flowers. The plant has strong, branched roots and an erect trunk with several branches and the lower limbs are covered with thorns. The fruits turn from green to yellow on ripening.

Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by cold expression of the peels (pericarp) of unripe fruits. The oil is yellow to greenish-yellow mobile liquid. Yield 4%.

Aroma Profile: The top note of Lemon is fresh, sweet and lemon peel-like. The middle note is a fresh, sweet, lemony aroma. The dry out note is powdery, with a faint lemon aroma.

Major Constituents: Limonene (70 to 90%), citral (2 to 6%)

Common Adulterants: Synthetic citral, lemon terpenes

Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20

Aroma Benefits: cheering, energizing, refreshing, uplifting

Blends Well With: Sandalwood, cypress, geranium, lavender, jasmine, roman chamomile, neroli, eucalyptus, ylang ylang, rose, bergamot, lime, grapefruit

Safety Data: Mild skin irritant. Dilute before use. Avoid direct sunlight.

Directories: Essential Oils

Description: The aroma of Lemon essential oil is a fresh citrus, reminiscent of the peel.

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