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100% Pure Therapeutic Essential Oil from Argentina

  • Botanical name: Citrus limonum
  • Source: SA Plantes Aromatics du Diois (SAPAD) 100% Organic Located in Provence, France
  • All Melissa’s Botanicals products are GRAS – Generally Regarded As Safe.

    How Does It Work

    Antiseptic – Inhibits the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi.

    • Antidepressant – Helps uplift mood
    • Anti-nausea – Reduces nausea
    • Astringent – Contracts, firms, and strengthens skin and other tissue; reduces secretions.
    • Circulatory Stimulant – Helps to increase blood circulation
    • Photosensitizing, photo toxic – May cause a skin reaction such as burning, irritation, or pigment change upon exposure to ultraviolet light (sunlight, tanning lights). Do not apply before sun exposure.
    • Tonic – Increases tone and vitality of skin, other organs or body systems


    Drink often for Daily Detox / Weight loss:

    Add 3-7 drops to the bottom of the glass before filling with water or sparkling water. Supports weight loss, liver detox, clear skin and general health. Tastes AMAZING!

    Weight loss Treat! – Light Lemon Custard; Ingredients: 1- 6oz single serving Greek yogurt (plain, Fage), 1 TBSP organic honey, 3-7 drops Melissa’s Botanicals Lemon Essential Oil. This treat has 18 grams of protein, 20% of your daily calcium, and has only 130 calories. Tastes like lemon custard! Use this for your calcium-rich bedtime treat or a morning light breakfast.

    Food – Add to your foods, soups, olive oil or deserts. Start with one drop and increase to taste. Try Lemon in: salad dressings, Thai soups, cookies, pies, candy… the list is endless!

    Food/Drinks – Add to your cocktails or mocktails. Lemon Fresh Summer Cocktail/Mocktail – squeeze ½ lemon into a 12-ounce glass. Add 1 ounce Vodka or Gin and 2 drops of Lemon essential oil. Stir. Add 3 ice cubes. Fill with San Pellegrino. For an alcohol-free version, add more San Pellegrino and Agave to taste.

    Air Purification – Excellent air purifier. Combine with Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Doug Fir, or other antibacterial essential oils and diffuse for 20 minutes, as needed. Great for use in bedroom, baby rooms, office, home, workspace, hospitals, childcare centers, etc.

    Diffuse for Mental Clarity – Lemon oil is a powerful mental stimulant, Increases efficiency and productivity. Inhale Lemon or add it to your diffuser to dispel mental fatigue and psychological heaviness. Add our Breathe Easy formula to enhance mental clarity and relaxation. 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.

    Skincare – anti-aging and vitality – use to reduce age spots, improve circulation and restore skin elasticity and radiance. To use: add 2 drops lemon and 3 drops frankincense to your daily skin moisturizer. (avoid sun after applying lemon oil)

    Cellulite treatment – 3 steps to effective cellulite treatment

    1. Dry brush the area vigorously daily and finish with a hot and cold shower
    2. Apply a mixture of the following – add 20 drops Lemon and 50 drops rosemary cineol 10 drops atlas cedar, 10 drops peppermint, 10 drops Lavender to 4oz lotion or carrier oil. Apply to legs / arms / or areas where cellulite appears.
    3. Eat a low fat, high fiber diet emphasizing organic foods such as: green veggies, brown rice, buckwheat, oatmeal, and fresh veggie juices and other detoxifying foods.
    4. Eliminate meat, sugar, tobacco, dairy, and caffeine.
    5. Jump daily on a rebounder for 11 minutes to increase lymph drainage.

    Varicose veins or painful, heavy legs – add 20 drops lemon and 50 drops rosemary cineol 10 drops juniper berry to 4oz lotion or carrier oil. Then use mixture liberally on legs 2-3 times per day.

    Nails – Make an effective treatment for nail fungus, brittle nails or nail ridges. Mix in small container: 10 drops of Lemon oil and a tablespoon of olive oil or wheat germ oil. Massage this blend into the nail and cuticle 2 – 4x per week before bed. Apply to clean, unpolished nails only.

    Nausea – Place 3 drops Lemon & 3 drops Peppermint on a cloth. Bring cloth close to the nose and take 5 deep breaths. Repeat as needed.

    Nightmares – place 2 drops of lemon and 2 drops of lavender on pillow before sleeping.

    Lemon is said to elevate nightmares. (l’aromatherapy exactement)

    Contains 90+% D-limonene- one of nature’s strongest antioxidants, according to the Mayo Clinic. Lemon and Orange essential oil have the same benefits and can be combined in food or drinks.


      • Add to your water to support Weight Loss, Liver Detox, Clear Skin and Balanced Gut Bacteria. Tastes AMAZING!
      • Supports a Healthy Weight Loss Program
      • Diffuse for concentration and productivity.
      • Eases Nausea
      • Disinfects the air and surfaces in your home
      • Treats brittle Nails
      • Treats cellulite & varicose veins in body scrubs/lotion formulas


            Always add lemon oil first to your container…. before filling with liquid. Prevents essential oil floating on top of water or beverages.

            Citrus oils expire in 2-5 years. Store in cool dark place.

            Our Lemon essential oil is completely safe to be consumed internally. See our GRAS FDA certificatin page (Generally regarded as safe). Our lemon is imported directly from S.A. Plantes Aromatiques du Diois (SAPAD), Melissa’s 100% ECOCERT certified, organic cooperative in France. We only buy our essential oils from SAPAD. Organically certified, Pesticide tested and Melissa’s current employment with SAPAD, ensure that our oils are processed and stored according to GMP’s and ECOCERT. Therefore, we cannot vouch for other companies’ lemon oil.

            Around 3,000 Lemons are cold pressed to make 1kg of Lemon oil. Therefore, it is quite expensive to produce. If you are looking to buy true lemon organic essential oil, the price should be around $35 – $40 per ounce (30ml).

            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. This is a lot of organic land mass you are supporting and consuming. The earth and your body will thank you! On the other hand, if you are consuming non-organic lemon oil, that is A LOT of chemicals that you should not be using internally or externally.

            The health optimizing essential oil chemical is d-limonene, only found in the rind of the lemon essential oil, not the fruit itself. Like other citrus peel oils, lemon is cold pressed and not steam distilled


              • May be photosensitizing – May cause a skin reaction such as burning, irritation or pigment change upon exposure to sun or ultra-violet lights (tanning beds)

              • Dilution Necessary! – These essential oils must be diluted into a “carrier” to be used on the skin or they can be irritating or harmful. Dilute to 10% EO. 90% Carrier. The following are acceptable carriers: Lavender essential oil, lotion, cream, salve, vegetable oils, alcohol, witch hazel or vinegar.

              • If swelling, redness or irritation occurs, discontinue use. Use Olive oil to remove from skin. If you have sensitive skin, try 1 drop of essential oil on the inner arm and monitor effects for 24 hours. Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin.

              Practical Applications

              • D - Diffuser
              • I- Inhalation
              • F - Food Flavoring
              • T - Therapeutic
              The FDA has not evaluated the statements of these products. No claims are made by Melissa’s Botanicals or Rosemary's Garden as to the medicinal value of any products from Melissa’s Botanicals. The information presented here is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of essential oils and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.
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