- Essential Oils - Singles
Limonene: ~ 65%
Citral: ~ 18%
Linalool: ~ 2%
α-Terpineol: ~ 1%
Plant Part: Fruit Peel
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Natural Blends are blends of oils from various natural sources to achieve an economical product that resembles the aroma of the pure oil. Natural Blends are all natural, and do not contain any synthetics, artificial flavors, or aromatic compounds. They are not therapeutic grade but are suitable for all natural product preparations and can be used to fragrance various cosmetic products.
Description: The Lemon tree was originally a small thorny evergreen tree native to India. It is now common in Southern Europe, Florida and California. 5 Fold citrus essential oils are more concentrated than the regular citrus essential oils. Through extended distillation, terpenes are removed from the oil rendering more suitable for cosmetic applications. Similarly, the increased concentration makes the essential oil fragrance much stronger - perfect for soap & candle makers!
Color: Pale yellow to yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Lemon 5 Fold (Natural Blend) Essential Oil has been historically recognized as a cleanser. It is reputed as being antiseptic, and as having refreshing and cooling properties. On skin and hair it can be used for its cleansing effect, as well as for treating cuts and boils. Research has also shown Lemon 5 Fold (Natural Blend) Essential Oil to enhance the ability to concentrate.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Bergamot, Lime, Orange and Mandarin.
Aromatic Scent: Lemon 5 Fold (Natural Blend) Essential Oil has a very strong citrus scent.
History: The fruit was well known in Europe by the middle ages, and Greeks and Romans were advocates of its therapeutic properties. Lemon essential oil reached the height of its fame when the British began using the citrus fruit to counteract the effects of scurvy.
Cautions: Dilute well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.