ALERT! Due to the supply challenges in this ever changing market we are discontinuing essential oils from our regular catalog. Because we understand the challenge of the discontinuation of ingredients that you have locked in for your own products we will keep many of the essential oil blends as special order items and many of the formulas for those blends that are discontinued will be offered for sale with joint ownership rights. Please send us an email with the blends for which you may be interested in purchasing joint ownership rights and we will get back to you with quotes. If you haven't already locked in any of our essential oil blends for your products then please consider that before purchasing as we do not want to dissapoint you if and when they get discontinued. We regret any inconvenience.
Lemon 5X Essential Oil is a sweet, sligtly tart oil cold pressed from the peel of Citrus limonum and then vacuum distilled to concentrate the aromatic compounds, resulting in a oil that is stronger, more well rounded, and much sweeter, than the traditional pressed Lemon essential oil. Lemon 5X Essential Oil, like all of the yellow fruits is uplifting, and refreshing, when it's aroma is encountered.
Lemon 5X Essential Oil
is cold pressed from the peel of non-sprayed fruit. Lemon Essential Oil, and Lime Essential Oil, are so close that they are often used interchangeably however, Lemon Essential Oil is slightly higher in alehydes than is Lime, but, they can both be considered excellent oils for cleansing and refining the complexion. The 5X distilled essential oils can be regarded as safer alternatives with regard to the irritation potential of the traditional pressed oils.
THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITY ::
Lemon Essential Oil is well known, like the other, tart citrus, fruits, to offer an uplifting effect, just from taking in the fragrance. These oils are refreshing and offer some relief from anxiety and stress. In skin care, all of the citrus fruits offer some assistance in cleansing, and controlling, oily skin conditions and they should not be used on dry skin unless combined with other essential oils to counter the drying effects.
FRAGRANCE IMPACT :: The bright, fresh, scent of Lemon Essential Oil is a great choice when you need to give a blend some 'lift', which explains why they are one of the most popular additions to cleansers, and scrubs, where they are well suited due to their cleansing, and purifying, effect on the tissues. In perfuming Lemon X5 Essential Oil offers a fresh, sweet, citrus scent that gives your blend some 'lift' and a pleasant bright top note, very similar to Lime Essential Oil. Unlike Lime Essential Oil, Lemon X5 Essential Oil will not give the super sweet impact, making it more suitable to perfume blends.
||Cold Pressed / Distilled
||Clear to Light Yellow Non Viscous Liquid
||Characteristic Lemon Tart / Sweet
Skin Care: 0.2 - 0.3%
Body / Hair Care: 0.2 - 1.0%
Spot Treatment: Up to 4.0%
- BATH / BODY / SKIN
- oil control
- PSYCHOLOGICAL / EMOTIONAL
- concentration enhancement
- for a gently uplifting effect try combining with grapefruit red essential oil, lavender essential oil and neroli essential oil
- for an effective blemish treatment / toner try combining with lavender essential oil and ravintsara essential oil or camphor essential oil
Because this oil is expressed from the peel, while not fully ripe, it is known to contain a fairly high level of chemicals (coumarins) that will intensify the damaging effects of the sun, increasing the burning potential on the skin. It is important that this oil not be used immediately prior to sun exposure or without a sunscreen. While it is believed that the further distilled oils will not contain significant amounts of the courmarins, that remains to be proven with any real certainty, so we are advising that caution should be used until it is proven without a doubt.
Because this oil contains citral use caution in the bath as there is potential for serious irritation. Always include a high level of monoterpene alcohols, and / or Anti-Oxidants, to help reduce the irritation potential.
Air Dilution: 40%