The peel of the intensely aromatic fruit is cold pressed to release lemon essential oil, which has very many therapeutic and practical applications.
For tackling household chores, lemon essential oil is second to none. It’s used commercially in everything from furniture sprays to washing-up liquid but you can make your own preparations without the chemicals and at a fraction of the cost. A few drops of lemon oil added to soap will ease away grease and grime from hard-working hands. Try using it to remove the goo left behind by stickers in kids’ bedrooms. Lemon-scented homemade cosmetics are a treat for the senses. The possibilities are endless.
|Botanical name||Citrus limonum|
|Extraction method||Cold pressed|
|Strength of aroma||Strong|
|Aromatic scent||Lemon essential oil has an aroma that is similar to fresh lemon rinds but is more concentrated.|