Plant origin, natural properties, and common uses of Lemon essential oil Citrus limonum

About it...

Botanical name: Citrus limonum linn

Family: Rutaceae


Harvested: India - Asia - Italy

Parts used: peel of fruit

Extraction method: cold pressed

Major components of the oil: alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, camphene, sabinene, myrcene, alpha-terpinene, linalool, beta-bisabolene, limonene, bergamottin, caryophyllene, neral, nerol (with figures)

... The list of specific substances in the plant and their activities


Traditional uses:

The main uses of Lemon essential oil are derived from its volatile nature and the antimicrobial potency of its constituents.


It will be used as a deodorant, disinfectant, and it is often included in the composition of cleaning products.


The presence of limonene in the essential oil of lemon gives it an insecticidal activity. However, we prefer Sweet Orange essential oil that contains more of it, and is officially referenced as a biopesticide.


Used for its properties in:

The Home Germs Formula


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