Lemon Steam Distilled Essential Oil
Lemon Steam Distilled Essential Oil is a soft, sweet, scented oil steam distilled from the fruit of Citrus limonum. The difference in fragrance, from the pressed oil, is significant. Lemon Steam Distilled Essential Oil is sweet and delicate, while the pressed oil is more tart. When comparing to the traditional pressed oil it will help to think of the steam distilled essential oil as being the same clean scent but, with a smooth well rounded fragrance. We like the steam distilled oil due to it's lack of photo sensitizing compounds, making it, and other steam distilled citrus essential oils, suitable for all around use in blends and products.
Lemon Oil is well known for it's cleansing and purifying activity. Less known is that it is a perfect oil for environmental fragrance. Several studies have proven that lemon diffused throughout the work place reduces fatigue errors and improves concentration. It is a must have for your personal first aid kit. Our Lemon Steam Distilled Essential Oil has all of these same therapeutic activities, but without any of the sun sensitivity issues.
Like most of the citrus oils Lemon Steam Distilled Essential Oil is a great choice for oily and congested skin conditions where it will assist in drying the excess oil without over drying which will cause the skin to create more oil in an attempt to re-balance the skin. It will also have an astringent effect on the skin making it suitable for hair care applications though the steam distilled is much lower in astringent properties than the traditional pressed citrus oils. This is true for all steam distilled citrus essential oils.
Lemon Steam Distilled Essential Oil is a great choice for those products that will be used throughout the day where the pressed oil would be inappropriate due to the photo-sensitizing compounds. These compounds are insignificant in the steam distilled citrus essential oils and may be used throughout the day.
When blending with Lemon Steam Distilled Essential Oil, and other steam distilled citrus essential oils, keep in mind that they will be softer, and smoother, than the pressed citrus essential oils. They are also more costly but, the trade off is well worth it. While the pressed citrus essential oils are high in photosensitizing compounds, with Bergamot and Lemon being two of the highest, making them problematic for use in products that will be used prior to sun exposure, the steam distilled citrus essential oils will not have this added restriction.
Lemon Steam Distilled Essential Oil is a great alternative to traditional pressed Lemon Essential Oil, when the product will be used during the day. Other than the lack of photo sensitivity Lemon Steam Distilled Essential Oil will deliver the same attributes as does the pressed Lemon Essential Oil.
||Citrus limon (Lemon) Fruit Oil
||0.2 - 0.5%
||0.2 - 1.0%
||0.2 to 1.0%
||Up to 4.0%
Sweet, slightly tart, citrus fragrance
Blends well with all citrus, floral notes (especially Rose), and green notes (especially Geranium)
- BATH / BODY / SKIN
- oil control
- PSYCHOLOGICAL / EMOTIONAL
- concentration enhancement
- For a great air purifier and surface cleaner combine 5% Lemon Distilled Essential Oil, 10% vinegar, 40% isopropyl alcohol and 45% Water (this will not need a preservative, the alcohol acts as a sanitizer and preservative)
- For a great oily skin toner try combining equal parts Lemon Steam Distilled Essential Oil with Thyme Linalool Essential Oil and Lavender Essential Oil
Air Dilution: 40%
INCI: Citrus limonum (Lemon) Fruit Oil