Size: 5ml, 15ml, 1oz
Aromatic molecules: Limonene
Distilled organ: Zest
Native to India and cultivated in the south of Europe and California, lemon is one of the most useful fruits in natural medicine. The essence is obtained by cold expression of the external part of the fruit peel. Around 3,000 lemons are needed to obtain 1 kg of essence. It has so many properties that it is systematically used, with real success, in a large number of indications.
Our certified organic Lemon is a pure, therapeutic grade essential oil and is safe to be taken internally. It has many health benefits, and it tastes great! Refreshing and uplifting, 3 drops of Lemon essential oil can turn a regular glass of water in to a lemony treat. Add approximately 3-5 drops per pint of water throughout your day to promote liver detoxification, cleansing of the GI tract, and bringing radiance to the skin. Lemon essential oil consists of 68% d-Limonene, one of the most powerful antioxidants, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Grapefruit and Orange essential oils contain up to 90% d-Limonene and can be used singly or in combination with Lemon for the same purpose.
Some recipes for internal use of Veriditas Lemon essential oil:
Healthy Lemon Custard-y Treat
1 6 oz single size Fage greek yogurt (plain, non-fat)
1 TBSP organic honey (if you desire some sweetness)
3-7 drops Veriditas Lemon essential oil
Stir vigorously until completely blended
This treat has 18 grams of protein, 20% of your daily Calcium, and has only 130 calories
8oz of your favorite sparkling mineral water (e.g. San Pellegrino, Perrier)
3 drops Lemon essential oil
2 drops Grapefruit essential oil
Choose Lemon, Grapefruit, or Orange in making your citrus fizz. Stir in up to 5 total drops of your combination to taste
4 drops Lemon
4 drops Peppermint
1 pint water
Stir well and drink upon rising, 20 minutes before your first meal.
Please note: Always store essential oil mixtures in glass containers.
The aroma of Lemon can inspire increased concentration and awareness. A Japanese study showed that after diffusing Lemon oil throughout a busy office building, typing errors decreased by 54%. Lemon and Peppermint oils are also used in German office spaces to increase efficiency and productivity.
Why Organic Lemon Oil?
Like other citrus peel oils, Lemon is cold pressed and not steam distilled. Therefore, when the pesticide-sprayed peel is pressed, the end result is the oil that contains these pesticides. So, it is crucial that citrus oils come from only organic cultivation. Around 3,000 Lemon are cold pressed to make 2 pounds of Lemon oil (1 liter). Therefore, it is quite expensive to produce. If you are looking to buy true Lemon organic essential oil, the price should be around $30 – $40 per ounce (30ml).
Lemon oil is powerfully astringent and antiseptic. Because it can cause skin irritation if used by sensitive individuals in dilutions exceeding 5%, it should not be applied undiluted to skin. Five drops or less of lemon oil should be added to a teaspoon of a carrier oil. Lemon oil can contain up to two percent furanocoumarin compounds, including bergaptene. These compounds act as photosensitizing agents, which can increase the skin’s sensitivity to ultraviolet light, causing accelerated burning and skin damage. Don’t use lemon oil on the skin in the presence of sunlight.
Photosensitizing, phototoxic: May cause a skin reaction such as burning, irritation, or pigment change upon exposure to ultra-violet light (sunlight, tanning lights).
Constituents of lemon oil include limonene, which is responsible for the oil’s tangy-fruity aroma, and citral, which is responsible for what we recognize as the lemon note in the aroma profile.