The zesty scent of lemon is unmistakable and conjures images of lemon groves bathed in sun. Lemon essential oil is distilled from the lemon peel. The peel contains the most nutrients from the lemon, and is high in fat soluble phytonutrients. You can create your own cleaning products with lemon oil, or even add to baking soda as an effective and chemical-free carpet cleaner.
Lemon oil is thought to have microbial and antibacterial properties, making it ideal for cleansing skin, but it’s important to dilute lemon oil to a 2% strength, and only apply once a day in the evening. This is due to the photosensitive nature of lemon oil, so you need to take extra care not to expose skin to the sun if you’ve added lemon to your skin regime. Its cleansing properties make it a popular addition to haircare routine for those who experience greasy hair. Start by adding a couple of drops to your current conditioner and apply to the ends of your hair.
Most people prefer to take advantage of the lemon oil’s invigorating scent by vaporising; it’s particularly effective at cutting through scents after cooking.
Essential oil quality for vaporising with a vaporiser or oil burner
Try vaporising in the kitchen or bathroom to get rid of unwanted smells
Make your own chemical-free cleaning products
Add to your current hair and skincare products for its antibacterial and cleansing properties
100% Lemon oil (essential)
Suitable for vaporising and blending
Acquired by distillation methods
Always use at 2% strength
Use in moderation on skin, and not before exposure to the sun
Warning: Because of its natural nature, this product may contain traces of nuts or other allergens. Keep out of the reach of children. For external use only. If contact with eyes, rinse with plenty of water. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a doctor before use if you are taking any medication or are suffering from any medical condition. Cold pressed on machines that have also been used for nuts and other allergens. We always recommend performing a patch test before first use.