Plant Part: Peel of the fruit
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Colour: A light yellow
Common Uses: Lemon has been historically recognized as a cleanser. It is recognized as being antiseptic, and as having refreshing and cooling properties.
Research has also shown lemon essential oil to enhance the ability to concentrate.
Strength of Aroma: The aroma is similar to fresh lemon rinds except richer and more concentrated.
Aromatic Scent: Lemon is highly prized for its high anti-bacterial properties. On skin and hair it can be used for its cleansing effect, as well as for treating cuts and boils.
History: The fruit was well known in Europe by the middle ages, and Greeks and Romans were advocates of its therapeutic properties. Lemon essential oil reached the height of its fame when the British began using the citrus fruit to counteract the effects of scurvy.