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Lemon Essential Oil


Common Name: Lemon

Latin Name: Citrus limonum

Plant part: Peel

Distillation Method: Cold press, organic

Shelf Life: About 2 years

Country of Origin: Italy

About the distiller: The distiller is well known for his bergamot and offers both a certified organic steam distilled (FCF) and a cold pressed bergamot. He and his family own his small farm where he crafts small batches of bergamot, lemon, mandarin (red), and one other variety. His products are often unmatched because of the care he takes in creating each batch of essential oil.

GC/MS Batch:

LEM1701Jan 2018 - current available batch

LEM217 Jan 2017

LEM215 Jan 2015


Aroma: This is a very bright and energetic lemon essential oil with hints of sweetness to its tart citrus aroma. It is the epitome of top notes that touts vibrancy and fun. The aroma is very pointed and focused-you can almost taste the lemon as you smell it! 

Personal notes: This very well crafted lemon essential oil comes from a small batch distiller in Italy. While my distiller in Italy is known for his amazing certified organice cold pressed bergamot, I actually had to get on a wait list my first year to even get his lemon oil. I am so glad I did because this one is truly amazing and worth every penny! I use this oil a lot in emotionally supportive blends as it really does add  a little happiness and fun as a top note that is very uplifting.

Safety Data: Otherwise non-toxic, though it CAN cause skin irritation. Phototoxic (when used in a blend at more than 12 drops per ounce). Always use in low dilution (1-2%) when applying to the skin. Older, oxidized oils increase the potential for skin irritation.

Usage idea: Create a supportive wellness blend for your diffuser:

  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 1 drop Frankincense
  • 1 drop Rosemary

Energetic qualities:Uplifts and cleanses, expands energy, promotes sense of opening, reduces tension, invites happy, outward energy.

Recommended applications: Diffuse, topical application using safe dilution ratios, steam inhalation.

Other considerations:

  • This essential oil should not be used at more than 2% in any formulation to avoid phototoxicity.
  • Oil or oxidized oils can cause irritations to the skin. Take care to store them in cool, dark, and closed containers.
  • Do not place on broken skin. 

California Prop 65 Statement: This product is not nor does it contain any constituents on the CA Prop 65 list of toxic chemicals. This product conforms to the reporting requirements of California Proposition 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986). We are conforming to the regulation by reporting the existence, or lack thereof, of ingredients deemed reportable by the above mentioned regulations via a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), in Section 15 "Regulatory Information." Ingredients from Natural Food Sources (NFS) are exempt from reporting in accordance with Title 27, § 25501(a).