Lemon (Citrus limon) essential oil has a bright, fresh aroma and a wide variety of applications, making it a well-known essential oil powerhouse. Like other citruses, lemon is one of the few essential oils expressed from the peel of the fresh fruit. The expression method uses pressure to physically squeeze the oil from plant tissue which is practical for citrus because of the unique oil-bearing structure of the rind.
Lemon essential oil is associated with light, warm, and penetrating energy.
Lemon essential oil blends well with many other essential oils including sandalwood, cypress, geranium, lavender, jasmine, Roman chamomile, neroli, eucalyptus, ylang ylang, rose, bergamot, lime, and grapefruit.
Lemon essential oil is photosensitive, so use caution before applying to the skin and going into the sun.