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Use for Immune Support, Respiratory Support, Skin Care, Antiviral Protection, Natural Disinfection, Mood Enhancing, Energizing, Nausea Relief

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  1. BOTANICAL NAME Citrus limon
  3. PARTS USED Peels
  4. EXTRACTION METHOD Cold pressed
  5. COLOR Colorless to light greenish yellow
  7. AROMA Fresh, zesty, citrusy
  1. Immune Support Lemon oil has antibacterial and antioxidant properties that can help to boost your immune system. It’s purifying, cleansing and protective effects on the body help to defend the body against harmful pathogens.
  2. Respiratory Support Lemon oil is one of the top essential oils for respiratory support and is known to remedy coughs.
  3. Skin Care A natural antiseptic, astringent and detoxifier, lemon oil helps clear oily, acneic skin for a refreshed, healthy and glowing complexion. It’s antioxidant properties make it the perfect essential oil for slowing the signs of aging skin such as wrinkles and fine lines.
  4. Antiviral Lemon oil is known to have antiviral properties that help prevent viral infections and their symptoms such as cold sores and mouth ulcers.
  5. Natural Disinfectant Studies show that lemon essential oil works as a natural antimicrobial agent because of two dominant compounds found in the oil: limonene and b-pinene.
  6. Mood Enhancer Lemon oil can help release feelings of irritation and clear the mind by uplifting your mood and inducing positive feelings.
  7. Natural Energizer Studies show that lemon essential oil has the ability to boost energy levels, improve concentration levels and make you feel more alert.
  8. Nausea Relief Lemon oil is known to help reduce nausea and vomiting.

The History of Lemon

Lemon plants are native to Asia and believed to have come from Europe around 200 A.D. They were later brought to America by Christopher Columbus. During this time, English sailors would often use lemons while out at sea to protect themselves from scurvy and vitamin deficiencies. Their popularity has led to them now being grown in many countries all over the world.

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PRECAUTIONS Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test before using.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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