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100% natural Lemon essential oil, for external use.
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Availability date: 12/2/2016
INCI: Citrus medica limonum (Lemon) peel oil
Botanical name: Citrus medica limonum
Extraction method: pressing of ripe fruits
Parts used: peel
Quality: 100% natural
appearance: clear liquid
color: from yellow to greenish
scent: fresh, light, with green citrusy notes; it blends well with Lavender, Ylang-ylang, Chamomile, Fennel, Geranium, and with other citrus oils
Major constituents: limonene, (up to 70%), terpinene, citral, linalool, geraniol, citronellal, bisabolene, bergamotene, caryophyllene, coumarin and furanocoumarin and others
Uses In aromatherapy: it is an essential oil with activating, stabilizing, antiseptic and purifying qualities. When diffused indoors it purifies the air, reducing the levels of bacteria. It creates an effervescent atmosphere, stimulates calm when there is anxiety, nervous disorders and insomnia. It gives energy to anyone feeling tired and listless, and favors concentration and memory. It can be used on the body diluted in pure vegetable oils or in neutral base creams, for massages to stimulate the lymphatic and blood circulation, for heavy legs, cellulite, capillary fragility and chilblains, alone or in synergy with other essential oils, such as cypress, orange, eucalyptus, rosemary and fennel. The addition of a few drops in preparations for clay face masks is useful in the treatment of acne, oily and impure skin types and cutaneous blotches; added to a neutral shampoo it purifies the scalp and regulates sebaceous secretions.
Recommended doses massages: 2-3% solution in a carrier oil (40-60 drops in 100 ml, or 5-6 drops in a spoonful for on-the-spot preparation) suitable for most areas of the body; 1% solution in a carrier oil or base cream (20 drops in 100 ml, or 2 drops in a spoonful for on-the-spot preparation) for delicate areas of the body and delicate skin types; aromatic baths: 15 drops in 3 spoonfuls of honey, natural marine salt or neutral liquid soap; airborne: 10 drops in an aroma or vaporizer lamp. In cosmetics: it is used for its perfuming/flavoring, antiseptic, healing, astringent, lightening and tonic properties. applications: as a fragrance component in cosmetics, soaps and perfumes; as an active ingredient in products for the treatment of impure skin prone to hyper-seborrhoea, for oily dandruff, herpes and cutaneous blotches.
recommended doses: up to 10-15 drops per every 100 grams of product, add at temperatures below 40°C.
Warning: lemon essential oil can cause photosensitivity and allergic reactions, it is therefore advisable to stay out of direct sunlight for a few hours after the application of products that contain it, and to always use diluted, avoiding mucus membranes and sensitive areas.
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