It requires approximately 3000 lemons to produce a single litre of oil. Lemon oil has for centuries been used for countless ailments such as scurvy, the lowering of blood pressure as well as the soothing of arthritis and muscular aches and pains.
It is also used as an air disinfectant and to alleviate cold symptoms and reduce fevers. It has anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties which helps clear up skin breakouts as it can kill bacteria trapped in the pores. Lemon oil also helps to brighten a dull complexion by removing dead skin cells.
Fragrant Room Freshener: Sprinkle a few drops over pot-pourri or onto a carrier oil in an oil burner to freshen and purify the air.
Bath: Lemon oil can also be used in your bath in quantities of 2 to 4 drops mixed into your shower gel. Add to the bath while the water is running.
Shower: Add 1 to 2 drops to shower gel and place it on your washcloth to wash your body.
Body spray: Fill a 50 ml spray bottle with boiled and cooled water. Add 20 drops and shake well. Spray all over after bathing or showering to invigorate and to promote physical energy, health and healing.
Cleaning and Disinfecting: Place a few drops of lemon oil on a cloth or into a spray bottle with water to create fragrant rooms and surfaces, to disinfectant, remove gum, wood-stain, oil and grease spots on furniture.
The information on this page is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be used to diagnose, prescribe or treat any disease, illness or injury. Seek professional medical attention for diseases, illnesses or injuries.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Avoid essential oils if pregnant or breast feeding.