Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from a small evergreen tree that is native to Asia. This plant has an amazing journey through history. And, the exact details of this journey are not precisely known. However, it is believed that lemon trees were first introduced in Europe around 200 A.D. It then took another 1,300 years to spread across the globe, from the Middle East to Northern Africa, then eventually to the Americas with Christopher Columbus in 1493.
Lemon is a popular essential oil. This is because the citrusy, uplifting aroma makes things smell fresh and clean.
Anxiety, stress, and tension are part of modern day living. No surprise when we cart ourselves off to the doctor ad the diagnosis is “stress.” Sex is usually the first thing to fall by the wayside when we are stressed. How can we be a vibrant, positive sexual being when stressed? Luckily, nature has provided some help. Try using Lemon, Bergamot, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Rosemary, or Bergamot essential oils. These oils can be utilised alone or in a blend. Use in a bath, your face cloth under the shower, room diffuser, or simply wear as a perfume (diluted in a carrier oil).
And the benefits of Lemon Essential Oil. “Lemon is for the humourless and indecisive. It relaxes yet stimulates. It’s clean, fresh, and lively but still sedating; it’s equally good for waking up and getting to sleep.” Valerie Ann Worwood, in Aromantics, Pan Books, 1987.
Botanical Name: Citrus limonum
Plant part used: Fruit peel
Method of Extraction: Cold Press
Colour: Pale to deep yellow
Perfumery Note: Top