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Lemon Zest (Citrus limonum) Essential Oil

Lemon Zest (Citrus limonum) Essential Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name: Citrus limonum, Citrus limon
English Name: Lemon Zest
French Name: Citron zeste
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: South Africa, United States, Mexico

History and Origin

Lemon tree as we know it was already cultivated in China 3000 years ago. Today, it is mainly found in Mediterranean climates. The lemon tree would be a natural hybrid between citron (Citrus medica) and lime (Citrus aurantifolia), originating from India and Indochina. 






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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part: Fruit peel
Extraction: Cold pressing
Oil Characteristics:

Visual: clear liquid (sometimes slightly fogy) of a pale yellow or green color.
Smell: fresh, pleasant and sweet.

Properties: Anti-infectious, anti bacterial+++, antiviral, insecticide, antifungal, vermifuge, tonic for concentration, stimulating for senses organs, blood depurative, antipyretic, antiseptic+++, antiviral, vitamin-P like (action on micro circulation, strengthens capillaries and reduces their permeability), prevents hypertensive and diabetic related incidents, blood thinning+, litholytic++, nervous tranquilizer+, stomachic, carminative+.
Indications: Respiratory infections, mild liver insufficiencies, digestive insufficiencies++, nephritic colitis++, insomnia and nightmares+, venous insufficiencies, phlebitis, thrombosis+, pigmentary stains, air disinfection (medical offices, hospitals, nurseries)+++, contagious disease episodes+++. Motion sickness++, angina, heart burn, concentration difficulty, overweight, hypoglycemia.

Energetic and Emotional Effect

Lemon increases joy of living and optimism. The throat chakra clarifies with lemon’s action, which allows you to express yourself with more clarity. The mind gets sharper allowing you to cease the abstract thought leading your spirit to action. Lemon is a purifying balm for all bodies and a mood lifter for depressive tendencies. The plant has an energy reminding bright yellow sunshine.

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Lemon is used in recipes of desserts, pastry, jams, etc.


Lemon forms part of the ingredients used by a few large perfumeries.


Lemon oil purifies and disinfects ambient air while helping in the elimination of undesired smells (food, smoke, tobacco, mold, etc.). It can be added to your laundry soap and to your all-purpose cleaner.


Lemon extract is used to relieve insect bites as well as to treat oily skin and hair. It is a highly efficient oral antiseptic, for example helping in the prevention of gingivitis.  















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Safety Data and Contraindications

  • Avoid sun exposure after external use of lemon oil, highly photosensitizing.
  • Lemon oil is dermoagressive and must be used diluted on sensitive skins.
  • A skin reaction test is recommended before any use.
  • The oil should be avoided in the first three months of pregnancy and in children under five.


Lot B-CILIZUSA04R (2017/04)

United States

Monoterpenes: limonene (69,96 %), β-pinene (9,91 %), γ-terpinene (8,20 %), alpha-pinene (2,04 %) 


Lot B-CILIZZAF05S (2017/12)

South Africa

Monoterpenes: limonene (72,051 %), β-pinene (9,769 %), γ-terpinene (8,052 %) 


Lot BCILIZMEX04T (2018/10)


Monoterpenes: limonene (71,7 %), β-pinene (8,74 %)


Lot BCILIZZAF01U (2019/06)

South Africa

Monoterpenes: limonene (72,978 %), β-pinene (9,368 %), γ-terpinene (7,645 %)


Lot BCILIZARG06U (2020/05)


Monoterpenes: d-limonene (71,33 %), β-pinene (9,73 %), γ-terpinene (7,32 %)


Lot BCILIZZAF09U (2019/09)

South Africa

Monoterpenes: d-limonene (72,528 %), β-pinene (8,921 %), γ-terpinene (7,800 %)










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Documentation and References

  • FRANCHOMME, Pierre, Docteur PÉNOËL, Daniel, L’aromathérapie exactement, Éditions Roger Jollois.
  • TURBIDE, Michel, L'Aromathérapie : huiles essentielles du Québec et du monde : applications thérapeutiques, Éditeur Santé-arôme.
  • EIDSON, Deborah, La guérison vibratoire, Guy Trédaniel éditeur.