The fragrant essential oil of lemon is produced by cold-pressing the peel, and it is described as clean, fresh and sparkling. This fresh and cheerful aroma is widely used in colognes, perfumes and various body-care products, to create an invigorating and sharp citrusy composition. Unlike other essential oils, lemon oil is usually cold-pressed and therefore it has a fragrance that is similar to the fruit and its fresh ripe peel. This zesty scent blends well with floral notes of geranium, lavender, rose, and ylang ylang. It also builds a nice olfactory harmony in combination with citronella, lime, neroli, orange and sage. Lemon note is one of the lightest notes and it is often used as a lovely bright and sparkling top note. The luminous aroma of lemon is a common ingredient in light and invigorating summer fragrances.
The wonderful scent of lemon is widely used in aromatherapy. Essential oils of lemon are claimed to stimulate the liver and lymph activity, detoxify and energize the body. For many years, essential oil derived from the lemon peel had been used in aromatherapy to boost the immune system, but recent scientific investigations have found that it doesn’t influence human immunity in any way.
Lemon is a small thorny tree with bright yellow citrusy fruits, cultivated in all tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Lemon originates from the Middle East, and it was probably brought to Spain and Africa sometime in the Middle Ages. The lemon we consume today is a cultivated species and most likely a hybrid between lime and citron.This ellipsoidal yellow fruit is one of the world’s healthiest foods thanks to its sour juice, rich in citric acid. The distinctive taste of lemon makes it a main ingredient in many dishes in various cuisines from all around the world, and an excellent natural remedy for various ailments.