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Citrus Limonum


Botanical Properties

Origin and history

Citrus limonum, lemon tree, native to India or China, was cultivated in the Xth century BC. In some traditions, the rind of the fruit burned during the time of the great plague. In India, it is offered as a necklace to deities. Today, the lemon tree is produced in the Mediterranean and subtropical regions, for its fruit from which the essence and juice are obtained. If it is the symbol par excellence of cleanliness and sanitation, its uses in the fields of cosmetics, aromatherapy and gastronomy are very varied and widespread.

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: liquid

Color: light yellow

Odor: fruity, fresh, very characteristic

Distilled parts: Cold expression of the pericarp (rind, zest) of the fruit

Country of origin: Italy

Density: 0.855


Main biochemical constituents or chemotype: limonene, beta-pinene, gamma-terpinene

Allergenic molecules naturally present in this essential oil: Citral, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

Certain natural compounds contained in this essential oil may present an allergy risk in some people. To measure your tolerance, always do an application test in the crease of the elbow before using in your mixes.


Composed of 90-95% monoterpenes (limonene), the biochemical composition of organic lemon essential oil gives it powerful antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Lemon essential oil is a digestive, aperitif, anti-inflammatory and febrifuge tonic.


As a slimming cure, organic lemon essential oil is a precious ally with its hepato-draining properties and its action on cellulite.
Against "heavy legs", it activates circulation.

Powerful antiseptic, it disinfects wounds.

In diffusion, it eliminates the risk of contagion.

It is one of the essential oils to have at home because of its many properties, even in the kitchen: vinaigrette, lemon mousse and sorbet, cake, fish marinade, etc ...



Consult a physician before any therapeutic use or oral treatment.
Lemon essential oil and photosensitizer, do not apply it to the skin before sun exposure.

Oral use: 2 drops of organic lemon essential oil, 3 times a day to be taken with a little honey, syrup or on a lozenge, in case of digestive infection or cold.

On the skin: Anti-Cellulite: Mix 2 ml of organic lemon essential oil + 2 ml of organic cypress essential oil + 1 ml of organic niaouli essential oil + 100 ml of organic hazelnut vegetable oil.

In diffusion: In atmospheric diffusion, lemon essential oil will be effective during periods of contagious diseases, to sanitize your rooms. It helps to refocus on oneself.

Possible synergies

Slimming tea tree : Cedar

Energetic values ​​and synergies

In energy aromatherapy, lemon is associated with the solar chakra, Manipura, the 3rd chakra.
Its color is yellow.

Lemon essential oil restores courage, increases the ability to adapt, exorcises fears, nightmares and promotes concentration.

In synergy: The immortal, brings inner peace

In diffusion: It purifies the body and mind In massage: Mix 10 drops of organic lemon essential oil + 10 drops of organic ylang ylang essential oil + 30 drops of organic evening primrose vegetable oil, massage it solar plexus and along the spine.


Flammable. Oral use on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not apply to the skin before sun exposure.


The information given on essential oils through this website is provided for informational purposes. They can in no way replace the advice given by a doctor. For any therapeutic use or if you want more information on essential oils, consult a professional.