Lemon, scientifically called Citrus limon, is a flowering plant that belongs to the Rutaceae family.
Lemon plants are grown in many countries all over the world, although they are native to Asia and are believed to have been brought to Europe around 200 A.D. In America, English sailors would use lemons while on the sea to protect themselves from scurvy and conditions caused by bacterial infections.
Lemon Essential Oil comes from cold-pressing the Lemon peel and not the inner fruit. The peel is actually the most nutrient-dense portion of the Lemon because of its fat soluble phytonutrients.
Lemon Essential Oil is composed of many natural compounds, including terpenes, sesquiterpenes, aldehydes, alcohols, esters and sterols. Lemons and Lemon Oil are popular because of their refreshing scent and invigorating, purifying and cleaning properties. Research shows that Lemon Essential Oil contains powerful antioxidants and helps to reduce inflammation, fight bacteria and fungi, boost energy levels and ease digestion.
Lemon Essential Oil has an extremely high vitamin content and therefore it helps in increasing the immunity of the body. It further stimulates White Blood Cells and thus increases your ability to fight diseases. Lemon Essential Oil also improves the circulation in the body.
Lemon Essential Oi oil is a good remedy for increasing the luster of dull skin. It is astringent and detoxifying in nature, and rejuvenates dull skin. Its antiseptic properties help in treating pimples and various skin disorders. Lemon Essential Oil is also recommended for oily skin.
Many people use Lemon Oil to get strong, healthy and shiny hair. Lemon Oil can also eliminate dandruff. Add a few drops of Lemon Oil to a spray bottle of water and spritz hair and go out in the sun for natural highlights. You can apply lemon oil to your nails to soften cuticles and restore nail health.
Adding Essential a few drops of Lemon Oil to your bathwater will help with stress and fatigue. Lemon Oil is calming in nature and, therefore, helps in eliminating mental fatigue, exhaustion, dizziness, anxiety, nervousness and nervous tension.
Lemon oil is carminative, it works to support various stomach problems, including indigestion, acidity, upset stomach, and cramps. Add three drops of lemon oil to water to help reduce heartburn and acid indigestion.
Lemon Essential Oil is a good cleaner; therefore it is used for cleansing not just the body, but also countertops, metal surfaces, etc. It is also an excellent disinfectant and hence it is used for cleaning surfaces such as butcher’s knife and block that can get contaminated easily.