Lemon Essential Oil

Citrus limon


Lemon (Citrus limon) has a strong, clean, purifying citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. It consists of 68 percent d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant. It is delightfully refreshing in water and may be beneficial for the skin. Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons.

Caution: Citrus oils should not be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 72 hours.

Product Features

Features & Benefits

  • Keep Lemon on hand for its clean, energizing, and invigorating aroma.

  • Diffuse it to create a more focused environment.

  • Use its aroma to create an uplifting atmosphere.

  • Add Lemon to skin care products to help reduce the appearance of aging.

  • Use it to help remove adhesives.

Aromatic Profile

Key Constituents

  • Limonene

  • Gamma-terpinene

  • Beta-pinene

  • Alpha-pinene

  • Sabinene

Works Well With:

Clean, refreshing, citrus aroma

Suggested Usage


  • Make Lemon a part of your nighttime beauty routine by mixing 1–2 drops with your favorite beauty products. It will reduce the appearance of aging for a youthful complexion.

  • Diffuse Lemon when the atmosphere is melancholy for a boost of cheer.

  • Diffuse it at work or school for a bright aroma that creates a sense of focus and motivation.

Where to Diffuse

  • Fill the kitchen with a dose of Lemon’s familiar lemon-drop aroma to take clean to a whole new level.

  • Banish everyday odors in your living room or family room by combining Lemon with other purifying scents such as Pine, Grapefruit, or Peppermint.


Lemon essential oil has a cheerful, sweet aroma that can freshen and fill your home with its clean, lemon-drop scent when diffused.

Label Directions

Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of olive oil and apply to desired area as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.

Product Background

Originally from regions in Asia, the lemon tree wasn’t common in Europe until the 16th century. It is a part of the evergreen family and reaches a height of about 20 feet. From those trees, 75 lemons are required to make one 15-ml bottle of Lemon essential oil. This is accomplished by cold pressing the rinds of the lemons, producing an oil with the aroma of freshly picked fruit. 

Scientific name: Citrus limon

Botanical family: Rutaceae

Region(s) grown: Argentina, California, South Africa, Italy, Asia

Plant part used: Rind

Extraction method: Cold pressed


Q: How many lemons does it take to make a 15ml bottle?

  • A: Each lemon differs in the amount of oil that can be extracted, but it usually takes between 75 lemons to make one 15-ml bottle of oil.