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Botanical Name: Citrus Limonum
Plant Part: Fruit Peel
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
0.6 oz - 2.2 oz: Amber Glass Bottle w/ Euro Dropper or Phenolic Cap.
4 oz - 16 oz: Amber Plastic Bottle.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Lime, Orange and Mandarin.
Aromatic Scent: Lemon (Sicily) Essential Oil has a strong citrus scent.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Common Uses: Lemon (Sicily) Essential Oil has been historically recognized as a cleanser. It is reputed as being antiseptic, and as having refreshing and cooling properties. On skin and hair it can be used for its cleansing effect, as well as for treating cuts and boils. Research has also shown Lemon (Sicily) Essential Oil to enhance the ability to concentrate.
Properties: Antibacterial, antihistaminic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenagogue, febrifuge, nervine, sedative, tonic uterine, vermifuge.
Benefits: Anxiety, colds, cough, fever, headache, indigestion, insomnia, insect bites, insect repellant, irritability, menstrual pain, nausea, nervous tension, stomach cramps, stress, tonic. The calming and sedative effects of this oil may be utilized in a diffuser, or added to your favorite lotion or bath blend.
History: The fruit was well known in Europe by the middle ages, and Greeks and Romans were advocates of its therapeutic properties. Lemon (Sicily) essential oil reached the height of its fame when the British began using the citrus fruit to counteract the effects of scurvy.
Shelf Life and Storage from the time of distillation:
Approximately 1 – 2 years.
It is impossible to say exactly what an essential oil shelf life will be. The storage conditions will vary and make a significant difference. If the essential oil has been received directly from the distiller shortly after distillation and the glass bottle is kept dark, full, closed, and cool, we can make some generalizations.
Note that if an essential oil begins to appear cloudy, thicker, or if it smells more acidic, it has likely begun to oxidize.
Cautions: Lemon (Sicily) Essential Oil is non-toxic, but may cause skin irritation in some. Lemon is also phototoxic and should be avoided prior to exposure to direct sunlight. Avoid during pregnancy.
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