Materia Aromatica – Lemon – 5ml

£6.55

Lemon oil has a fresh, citrusy aroma and is well known for its purifying properties. It has a releasing and cleansing effect on the body, and is believed to stimulate lymphatic drainage and help detoxification through the blood and liver. There is a long history of people using lemons and lemon oil as a medicine. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years and was used by the Romans to treat infectious disease. Sailors used the fruit to protect against vitamin deficiencies and scurvy. Certified organic.

 

Description

Lemon oil has a fresh, citrusy aroma and is well known for its purifying properties. It has a releasing and cleansing effect on the body, and is believed to stimulate lymphatic drainage and help detoxification through the blood and liver.

There is a long history of people using lemons and lemon oil as a medicine. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years and was used by the Romans to treat infectious disease. Sailors used the fruit to protect against vitamin deficiencies and scurvy.

 

Therapeutic qualities

Lemon has the following therapeutic benefits:

  • aerial antiseptic
  • anti-infectious
  • antibacterial
  • antifungal
  • anti-rheumatic
  • antispasmodic
  • calmative
  • anti-scorbutic
  • astringent
  • bactericidal
  • carminative
  • digestive stimulant
  • lymphatic decongestant
  • cicatrisant
  • anti-anaemic
  • stomachic, tonic
  • vermifuge

Uses

Lemon oil is typically used:

  • to support healthy respiratory function
  • to promote positive mood
  • in skincare products, for healthy skin
  • as a digestion aid
  • to purify the air
  • as a natural cleaning ingredient – it’s great for removing grease and limescale.

Energetic effects: According to Oriental Medicine the key actions are clearing heat from the liver, clearing heat and phlegm; fire from the stomach and intestines; gently tonifying spleen qi and clearing damp heat. This equates to situations with pain, excessive heat or thirst, nervous tension, irritability, restlessness, insomnia, nausea, headache migraine, tinnitus and epistaxis (nosebleeds), dyspepsia, halitosis, swollen gums, flatulence, constipation, diarrhoea, mucous colitis, lymphatic congestion.

Lemon
Lemon essential oil is made by releasing the natural oils from the lemon peel. Lemon trees are harvested in the winter to make essential oil.

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Citrus limonum

From Italy

Organic – Certified by Soil Association

About Materia Aromatica

Materia Aromatica supplies oils essential oils harvested by growers and distillers of organic crops, buying as much as possible from smaller farms or family enterprises. This has the advantage that these farmers distil their own freshly harvested materials themselves. They carry out steam distillation on a small scale at low pressure in stainless steel tanks to maximise the essential oils’ therapeutic value and to retain the individuality and life force of the crops from which they originate. Every batch of oil is dated, numbered and tested to ensure the quality of the oil.

Prices

Oils from organically grown or wild-crafted crops are generally more expensive, as the term itself is a guarantee of purity and wholeness. Organically grown crops must adhere to strict guidelines so the oils are sold in their pure form, without dilution or the addition of any synthetic oils. Picking, carried out by hand in the wild, requiring extra labour, is time consuming and costly. This explains the price variations between two oils of the same species such as Materia Aromatica’s organic and wild varieties of Lavandula angustifolia.