Lemon (Essential Oil)

Citrus x limon

Actions: Energizing, Clearing, Anti-inflamatory, Anti-fungal

Found In: mhm! (Moon + Mood), whew! (Moon-a-pause), uff! (Moon + Womb)

Lemon essential oil is extracted from the peel of fresh lemons using a “cold-pressing” process that pricks and rotates the peel as oil is released.

Lemon essential oil can be ingested1 diluted, applied topically to your skin, diffused into the air, and inhaled. Some people swear by lemon essential oil as an ingredient that could help with exhaustion, depression2, skin clarity, harmful bacteria, and the reduction of inflammation3.

  1. Mariza Snyder, D.C., Bindiya Gandhi, M.D., (2020). Is Ingesting Essential Oils Safe — Or Dangerous? Mind Body Green.
  2. Syuichi Fukumoto Emi SawasakiSatoshi OkuyamaYoshiaki MiyakeHidehiko Yokogoshi. (2006). Flavor components of monoterpenes in citrus essential oils enhance the release of monoamines from rat brain slices. 9 (1-2).
  3. Debra Rose Wilson, Ph.D., MSN, R.N., IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT , Kathryn Watson. (2019). What You Need to Know About Lemon Essential Oil.


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