Lemon – Citrus limonum – Mexico
Family: Rutacea (citrus family)
Country of Origin: Mexico
Extraction: Expressed from peel of fruit (Essence)
Volatility: Top note
Colour: Deep yellow to green
Aroma: Sharp, clear and fresh
Monoterpenes(90-95%): limonene (70-84%), B-pinene (7-15%), b-phellandrene (3%)
Aldehydes (2-3%) – citral (1-3%), hexanal, geranial, octanal
Furocoumarins – bergaptine, bergaptole, bergaptene
Cautions / Safety Data
Do not use when exposed to the sun as photosensitization may occur. May be a skin irritant. Never use on skin full strength. Always dilute in appropriate carriers before use. Avoid use with high blood pressure and heart problems. Not for internal use. If pregnant or suffering from serious medical conditions, consult a qualified health professional, experienced in the use of essential oils.
Citrus aromas are generally pleasing and appreciated by most people, and are considered to have an uplifting effect.