Lemon essential oil is extracted from the fruit of the lemon tree. This fruit tree is native to the vast steppe zone of Central Asia, north of the Himalayas. In this dry and sunny region, the oases inhabited by tribes of semi-sedentary nomads offered in ancient times the best conditions for growing useful plants such as the lemon tree, thanks to the abundance of water that could be found there. Soon the high civilizations of neighboring countries (Indians, Chinese and Persians) also discovered the refreshing fruits of the lemon tree and acquired knowledge about its cultivation and use. Greek and Roman traders brought the lemon tree from Persia to the West. Today it can be found throughout the Mediterranean area.
The essential oil of lemon is one of the Essential Oils richest in vitamins, the Essence is obtained by pressing the outer part of the pericarp or rind of the fruit. 4,000 lemons are needed to obtain 1 Kg. of Essential Oil.
Among its properties and benefits, the following stand out:
Cosmetic level: astringent, dermoprotective, regenerating, reducing, detoxifying,Tonic, rejuvenating, unifies skin tone, eliminating small spots and imperfections.
A Therapeutic Level: hypotensive, antimicrobial, carminative, purifying, synergistic forhomogenize aromatherapy formulas.
At the Psychological Level: refreshing and clarifying, stimulates the mind, brings order, balance andwellness.
It is one of the 12 basic essential oils. Toning and balancing of the skin, to be used in almost all facial master formulas. With purifying properties at the body level, which makes it highly indicated in the fight against cellulite and in reducing treatments in general. It enhances synergies with other essential oils, so it should be present in all master formulas.