Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus

Family Name: Poaceae

Common Of Extraction steam distillation

Part used: Fruit

Specific Gravity: at 30/30 C 0.088 to 0.898

Refractive Index: at 30 C 1.4786 t0 1.4846

Optical Rotation: -3 to + 1

Odour: Lemon –like

Blends Well With: Lavender, rose, sandalwood, benzoin, eucalyptus, geranium, fennel, juniper, neroli and elemi.

Uses: Lemon oil soothes and relieves headaches and migraines and is helpful for rheumatism and arthritis. It can help bring down fever, helps relieve throat infections, bronchitis, asthma and flu. This oil is very beneficial to the circulatory system and aids blood flow, reducing blood pressure and helping with nosebleeds. It is also used for clearing acne, cleaning greasy skin and hair, as well as removing dead skin cells, easing painful cold sores, mouth ulcers, herpes and insect bites. It boosts the immune system and cleanses the body, improves the functions of the digestive system, and it is helpful with constipation, dyspepsia and cellulite.

Chemical composition: a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-terpinene, linalool, b-bisabolene, limonene, trans-a-bergamotene, nerol and neral

Essential oil Information: Lemon essential oil is extracted from the Citrus limonum. It is extracted from the fresh fruit peel by the process of steam distillation. This oil is used in aromatherapy and vapor therapy.

Therapeutic Properties:Anti-anemic, antimicrobial, anti-rheumatic, anti-sclerotic, antiseptic, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, hypotensive, insecticidal, rubefacient, tonic and vermifuge.

Oil Properties: Pale greenish-yellow in color and is watery in viscosity.