Latin Name:  Citrus limon 

Part of Plant:  peel

Country of Origin:  Argentina

Method of Production:  Expressed


Citrus x limon, also known as Citrus limonum and commonly known as Lemon, is a small evergreen tree that is a member of the Rutaceae botanical family.  The origins of the lemon seem to be shrouded in mystery.  Some sources suggest that it is thought to be a cross between a lime and a citron, though they do not necessarily agree on the specific species.  Others think that it is a hybrid of something else.  There are even those that believe it is not a separate species, but a descendant of another citrus.  To confuse things further, there does not seem to be a consensus on the definite place of origin.  Regardless of its origins, it is a popular citrus fruit that is known for its use in the food and flavor industry. 


Lemon essential oil has a fresh, lemony aroma that blends well with other citrus, fir, and wood oils.  It is commonly blended with other oils like Ginger and Peppermint for an invigorating aroma for long car rides.  Try diffusing with Lime, Douglas Fir, and Tea Tree for a clean, invigorating aroma to freshen the air.  Also, consider adding to a diffuser alone, or with oils such as Bergamot, Manderine, Wild Orange, and Lime, to create a cheery and uplifting environment.


Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

  • Dilute to 1% in your choice of carrier oils to make a face serum or body oil.  Apply a small amount to damp skin after washing to help seal in moisture. 

  • Mix a few drops with an unscented liquid soap or bubble bath and add to the tub when filling. 

For convenience on the go…

  • Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.

  • Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).



Dermal Max: 2% 

This is a phototoxic oil.  If using topically, please be sure to properly dilute below suggested dermal max percentage or apply at least 12 hours before any exposure to the sun or other UV light.  Skin sensitization if oxidized; old or oxidized oils should be avoided.  Should be stored in a cool, dark place, preferably a refrigerator.  If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.  Keep out of reach of children and pets.  If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.  Do not use undiluted essential oils topically.  Possible skin sensitivity.  Do not use on broken skin.  Watch for any possible interactions or side effects.  Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention.  Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.  



This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).



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Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone

Burfield, T. (2016). Natural Aromatic Materials: Odours & Origins, Second Edition. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy