Ahhh, the clean fresh citrusy scent of lemon. Lemon is one of the most diverse essential oils that is widely available. It can be used as a natural disinfectant, to add flavor to water, topically, aromatically, or internally to boost immune system function, alleviate stress, create and keep strong, healthy hair follicles, and treat certain skin conditions.
The exact origin of what we commonly refer to as a lemon is a bit murky. Recently, studies have suggested that lemon is a hybrid fruit created from mandarins, citron, and pomelo. It was previously believed that it was its own species. The current most common variety is citrus limon, which is an evergreen tree that is native to Asia, but grown commercially all over the world, including in the USA. It is one of the most common citrus fruits available.
Lemon is very high in anti-oxidants, and vitamin C. Lemon is also anti-rheumatic, anti-sclerotic, carminative, anti-anemic, diuretic, and can act as a bactericide. The lemon that we use in our wellness pods is cold pressed. Lemon is present in several of our blends, but is most dominant in KININ Switch.