100% pure and naturalThe lemon or scientifically called citrus limonum has been exploited since the Middle Ages. It was used to treat scurvy, malaria and typhoid on board English ships. In Madagascar, it is known as voasarimakirana. Small evergreen trees 5-10 m tall are planted in the Central Highlands. The zest of the lemon is distilled to have the essential oil of wild lemon that Aromeya sells in all its stores.
- Antibacterial +++ (β-pinene, limonene, citral): Lemon essential oil has an anti-infectious and antibacterial action through its activity on Gram - and Gram + germs.
- Lipid-lowering ++ (limonene): Lemon essential oil contains components that promote lipolysis (degradation of lipids).
- Antinausea ++ (limonene): Lemon essential oil helps against nausea or motion sickness thanks to limonene which acts on gastric motility.
- Vitamin P-Like, Blood Fluidifier ++ (β-pinene, limonene, γ-terpinene): the imitation of vitamin P by certain molecules decreases the permeability of capillaries and increases their resistance. Lemon essential oil thus provokes a positive action on the prevention of accidents of hypertensive and diabetic origin as well as a favorable action on blood fluidity which calms our nervous system, thus creating an “appetite suppressant” effect on our brain. . Lemon essential oil also has stomachic characteristics that promote digestion.
- Cholagogue, Choleretic ++ (limonene): Lemon essential oil promotes choleresis, in other words the production of bile by the liver as well as its evacuation to the intestine.
A good Lemon essential oil should have the following characteristics. Do not hesitate to ask your dealer for them to be sure of the quality of your oil.
- Latin name: Citrus limon (L.) Burman F
- Botanical family: Rutaceae
- Distilled part: zest
- Country of origin: Madagascar
- limonene: 56 to 78%
- β-pinene: 7 to 17%
- γ-terpinene: 6 to 12%
- Density at 20 ° C: 0.845 to 0.858
- Refractive index at 20 ° C: 1.470 to 1.480
- Rotary power at 20 ° C: 55 ° to 75 °
- Flash point: + 49 ° C
- Appearance: Liquid (cloudy at low temperature)
- Color: light yellow to greenish
- Odor: fresh, zesty
- General fatigue
- State of weariness
- Loss of concentration
- Infectious and contagious diseases
- Drainage of the liver
Wild lemon essential oil can be diluted with massage or bath oils to help with digestion problems, lack of energy, fatigue, infection, colds, obesity, overweight, rheumatism, depression, stress. Indeed it is a very effective general tonic.
Wild lemon essential oil can also be applied to the plexus, temples or inside the wrists to relieve stress.
For oily skin, Aromeya recommends mixing wild lemon essential oil with a lotion or cream. For freckles and brown spots, apply a mixture of 10 cl of vegetable oil to 5 drops of lemon essential oil, 10 drops of tea tree (if you have any) and 10 drops of geranium on the parts concerned. The antiseptic effects of lemon also help treat small everyday wounds: cuts and burns.
For fragile nails, dilute 5 drops of wild lemon essential oil in a teaspoon of castor vegetable oil to massage your nails twice a week.
For fresh breath and daily hygiene, apply a drop of wild lemon essential oil to your toothbrush before toothpaste. Madagascar lemon essential oil can also be diluted in lukewarm water to make a gargle to treat canker sores and mouth sores. In everyday life, mix wild lemon essential oil with water to clean bench tops, tables and other surfaces. A little lemon polishes and protects wooden furniture as well, and your home will smell great.
For immunity and liver problems, consume two drops of wild lemon essential oil with a teaspoon of honey but not for more than 3 weeks.
Diffuse a few drops of wild lemon essential oil 30 minutes to 1 hour. Aromeya will guarantee freshness in your home.
During its application, you must wait at least 3 hours before exposing yourself to the sun or UV rays, since the essential oil of wild lemon is photo-sensitizing.
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Lemon essential oil is very aggressive. Apply only exceptionally and on small areas this pure essential oil on the skin. On a larger surface it must be diluted to 20% in a vegetable oil (20% essential oil and 80% vegetable oil).
It is photosensitizing !! Do not expose yourself to the sun after skin application.
Lemon essential oil can be used pure, orally, in case of digestive disorders. Seek medical advice if symptoms persist.
Lemon essential oil can be nephrotoxic after ingestion in high doses and over a long period.
Lemon essential oil can be used in atmospheric diffusion in babies.
Lemon essential oil contains allergenic biochemical components including limonene, in large quantities.
- limonene (56 to 78%)
- neral + geranial (≤4%)
- linalool (≤0.2%)
- geraniol (≤0.1%).
Note: It is best to test the essential oil before using it (two drops in the crook of the elbow for at least 24 hours to check that there is no reaction).