Lemons in Italy are used to make everything from granita (shaved ice doused in lemonade) to limoncello (lemon based liqueur). There’s a saying in Sicily that lemons are not real lemons unless they’re Sicilian. The best lemons come from Sicily, so it's no surprise that the best lemon essential oil comes from Sicily. The following video shows where doTERRA sources lemon essential oils. It showcases how the highest quality Lemon essential oils are sourced, before going through doTERRA's scientific testing protocol. Without question, you feel the passion of several generations of Italian families, and the pride with which they showcase their labor of love.
Rather than start a lemon farm with no experience, doTERRA chooses to partner with artisans of the region. There is no way doTERRA can duplicate growing and harvesting techniques that was passed down from generation to generation. When you open doTERRA lemon essential oil, you can smell the difference! While most oils are distilled, citrus oils such as lemon are cold pressed. The oil comes from the rind of lemon, not from the fruit. If you ever scratched a lemon, you've experienced the essential oil. The main component of lemon (and other citrus oils) is limonene. Primary Benefits of Lemon essential oil:
- Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
- Naturally cleanses the body and aids in
- Supports healthy respiratory function*
- Promotes a positive mood
I love to drop one drop of lemon essential oil in a glass of water (Don't use plastic or styrofoam. Make sure you use the highest quality essential oils with no fillers, additives, or pesticide residue). If you choose to use lemon essential oil, avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product. Lemon essential oils causes temporary photo-sensitivity.