Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lemon
The lemon from the rue family has antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral properties. The oil is used to treat acne and skin irritation, as well as connective tissue and cellulite. It is ideal for the care of callused skin, nails and cuticles. Lemon oil generally provides intensive care for the skin and is also distinguished by its firming effects. Caution is advised when the skin is exposed to the sun, as light spots may occur.
In aromatherapy, lemon brightens, mitigates depression and is exhilarating. It is energizing, refreshing and inspiring, and has a slightly erotic effect. Lemon oil helps against listlessness, depression, lack of drive and fatigue. It promotes creativity and stimulates the imagination.
see. Markus Schirner 2002 "Aromatic Oils" Schirner Verlag, Darmstadt, 4th edition 2011