What Is Lemon Essential Oil Good For

Lemon Essential Oil

Citrus Limonum tree, a small thorny evergreen tree grown in India, as well as Israel, Europe, Florida and California delights us with the zesty fruit of Lemon. From the peel or rind of the fruit, we obtain its invigorating light yellow essential oil that has a thin consistency, with a rich aroma.

During the middle ages, Lemon essential oil gained popularity for its therapeutic properties among the Greeks and Romans. It especially increased notoriety when the British began using the fruit to keep their sailors from contracting scurvy. 

The health benefits of Lemon essential oil can be attributed to its stimulating, carminative, and detoxifying effects. Its wide range includes Lemon essential oil’s capability as an antiseptic to treating stress disorders.  In Japan, a study has shown that Lemon essential oil vapor has anti-stress effects by modulating both the Serotonin and Dopamine neurotransmitter systems. The study’s conclusion stated that Lemon essential oil has both anti-anxiety and anti-depressant effects. Other research in Japan showed a significant improvement in mental accuracy for office workers inhaling the aroma. Another recently published study showed that Lemon essential oil actually limits the toxicity of scopolamine, which causes dementia and memory loss. Lemon oil actually prevented these effects from occurring.

Because of its good taste and low cost, Lemon is very popular in cooking and serves as a good source of vitamins, which strengthens the immune system and stimulates the white blood cells to better fight diseases and improve circulation in the body.

Lemon oil blends well with many other essential oils including Lavender, Tea Tree, Cinnamon, Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils.