Description – Lemon pure essential oil is refreshing, and has strong antiseptic and astringent qualities.
How to – Add 3 – 4 drops Lemon pure essential oil to a bucket of soapy water for wiping down surfaces or mopping floors.
Origin and main producers– native to Asia, it is widely grown in Europe especially around the Mediterranean.
Plant part used in extraction– rind of fruit
Caution – may irritate sensitive skin. Also considered mildly photo toxic.
Aromatic lore – Early seafarers used lemons to help prevent scurvy and to purify the ships drinking water.