Lemon (Citrus aurantium var. dulcis, Rutaceae) essential oil is cold pressed from lemon peel. Lemon essential oil has a very intensive, distinctive fruity scent. “MĖTA” Lemon essential oil is 100% plant odor obtained by cold-pressing of Citrus limonum lemon peel.
Lemon essential oil has a rich, peel-like scent, which is one of the highest perfume notes – the intensity of the scent lasts up to 24 hours. Lemon essential oil contains only a small amount of the biologically active substance citral, but it is citral that gives lemons a distinctive scent. The origin of “MĖTA” Lemon essential oil is Sicily. More»
“MĖTA” Lemon essential oil is 100% plant odor obtained by cold-pressing of Citrus limonum lemon peel.
Lemon essential oil has a rich, peel-like scent, which is one of the highest perfume notes – the intensity of the scent lasts up to 24 hours. Lemon essential oil contains only a small amount of the biologically active substance citral, but it is citral that gives lemons a distinctive scent.
The origin of “MĖTA” Lemon essential oil is Sicily.
The birthplace of the lemon tree is India, but it came to Europe with the Crusaders as early as the 12th century. The main headquarters of the lemon oil industry is now Sicily, although modern production technologies are also used in other southern countries.
Lemon essential oil contains limonene, which is also a mild antiseptic, and it tightens and nourishes the skin. Lemon essential oil – a great skin care product – brightens the skin and smoothes wrinkles, strengthens nails. Lemon essential oil helps to eliminate dandruff, and when added to toothpaste, whitens teeth. Therefore, lemon essential oil is a classic ingredient: for the production of oily skin tonics, nail care creams, lotions and other products.
Due to the pleasant smell of fruit, it is used in cosmetics manufacturing, for flavouring: soaps, bath extracts, sea salts, etc.
Lemon essential oil is widely used to flavor food.
At home, lemon essential oil is used to disinfect indoor air, eliminate unpleasant odors, as well as repellent to domestic ants and moths.
Perfect for use with:
essential oils of Anise, Thyme, Juniper, Cedar, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lavender, Pine, Rosemary and other citrus fruits.
Methods and amounts of use:
Aromatic bath: essential oils are insoluble in water, thus dissolve 10-30 drops of essential oil mix in a glass of milk, kephir, yoghurt, cream, a tablespoon of plant oil or some honey and then pour the mixture into your bath.
Cream or lotion: put 10-15 drops of the essential oil mix into 1 spoon of unfragranced cream or lotion.
Hand cream or lotion: one-time use: 3 drops of the essential oil in 1 teaspoon of fatty oil.
After-shave lotion: 40 drops of essential oil mix into 120 ml of apple vinegar or vodka and 80 ml of distilled water.
Massage: 10-15 drops of essential oil mix into 2 tablespoons of plant oil.
Shampoo, conditioner or for rinsing hair: add 2 drops of the essential oil into the bottle of shampoo or 2-3 l of water with some lemon juice.
Sauna: 15 drops of essential oil mix into 10 l of hot water for soaking besoms.
Aromatic lamp: 4-5 drops for 5 sq. m. area. For daily use (don’t forget to add warm water).
Facial steam bath: 2-3 drops into 1 l hot water.
Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products, identifies the following allergens:
Lemon essential oil includes natural components: limonene, linalool.
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