Lemon essential oil is anti-infectious, anti-viral, digestive, astringent, detoxifying, a tonic, antiseptic and anti-coagulant. Lemon is also useful in skincare in treating oily skin and rejuvenating dull skin; Lemon is useful in the treatment of hypertension, varicose veins, circulation difficulties, digestive problems, warts and verrucas.
Lemon essential oil is obtained by the cold expression of the outer part of the fresh lemon peel. It can take up to 3,000 lemons to produce a kilo of lemon essential oil; lemon oil has a light, citrus aroma.
Lemon essential oil has a number of important uses in aromatherapy; one of the citrus oils, Lemon has powerful aromatic properties, used by many for centuries. Lemon (citrus limon) essential oil has traditionally been popular in many parts of Europe, especially in Spain, where it is known as a 'cure-all'; the Spanish have used lemon for primarily fevers and infections.