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Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon) has a bright, fruity aroma that carries all the flavor of energizing citrus. Our Lemon Essential Oil is grown in Argentina. The oil is harvested from the peel of lemons and is cold pressed. Lemon Essential Oil is a bright yellow color with a thin consistency and is part of our Citrus category.

GC/MS Reports







Latin name: Citrus limon

Category: Citrus

Origin: Argentina

Method: Cold Pressed

Part: Peel

Primary Compounds: Limonene, β-Pinene, γ-Terpinene


Lemon Essential Oil is believed to be antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, adaptogenic (promotes homeostasis throughout body). May also support immune system, relieve nausea and vomiting, energize mood and relieve stress.


Though native to Asia, the lemon tree that produces the oil is grown around the world in almost any moderate climate. Lemon essential oil is a bright, fresh addition to any blend and is a staple cleaning oil. A drop of two of Lemon brings balance to any blend of oils. Primary uses for our Lemon Essential Oil are cleaning, skin care and energizing mood.


Mind: may help clear mind and reduce anxiety and nervousness; may aid in relieving stress


Mood: Energizing, uplifting, may help relieve depression


Heal: may help stop bleeding of minor wounds, relieve pain and heal boils, sores and warts


Wellness: may kill and inhibit growth of bacteria; may help stimulate immune system, encourage lymph drainage, detoxify the body, aid digestion, and relieve gas and constipation


Beauty: helps control, balance and tone oily skin; helps combat acne, brighten dull skin, and reduce appearance of blemishes, spots and wrinkles


Clean: useful antimicrobial cleaner, deodorizer and air freshener, degreaser.


Other: believed to have mild preservative qualities; may help allergy relief; may help with weight loss


These statements are not evaluated by the FDA. Verdant EOs and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Aromatically: diffusion or direct inhalation


Topically: dilute to 1% with carrier oil or use neat (undiluted) for small, short term use - test diluted oil on a small area of skin before applying neat.


Phototoxic: always dilute to 1% or less when applying to skin exposed to direct sunlight


Blends well with: Basil, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Neroli, Patchouli, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang, and balances any oil blend


Shelf life: 1 year when stored properly


Storage: Minimize exposure to light, air and heat to get the full benefit and life out of your oil. Store your oil tightly sealed and in cardboard tube between 59 and 71° F.


Citrus oils are cold pressed and contain higher content of terpenes. Because of this, citrus oils are more sensitive to air, light and heat and oxidize quicker than steam distilled oils. Oxidized oils can be identified by a change in aroma and will cause skin irritation.

  • If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using essential oils.
  • Generally considered safe for pregnancy and children
  • Phototoxic - Avoid direct sunlight when applied to skin, may cause skin sensitization and irritation.
  • Dilute to 1%  to avoid phototoxicity.
  • Always test diluted oil on a small area of skin before topical use.
  • Always dilute to 1% or less (1 drop per 1 tsp/5ml carrier oil) any oil applied topically for children under the age of 5.