CITRUS Essential Oil Varieties
LEMON: Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons, giving its aroma all the brightness of the freshly picked fruit. Cheerful, sweet, and nostalgic, Lemon oil can help eliminate odours and infuse your whole home with its clean, lemon-drop scent when diffused. Available in a 15ml bottle.
Wonderful for making your own DIY cleaning products, or in soap making.With its bright and joyful aroma, Lemon oil benefits skin and hair as much as its aroma benefits your environment. Your teens can add a drop to their evening moisturiser to reduce the appearance of blemishes, while you can add it to your conditioner for an aromatic treat that smooths and shines the look of your hair. Because some citrus oils like Lemon can cause photosensitivity, avoid applying to exposed skin before spending time outside.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.
LIME: With a bright and refreshing citrus scent, Lime essential oil smells just like freshly sliced limes. Lime essential oil has an invigorating and stimulating effect and is believed to be native of eastern Malaysia. When diffused, this summery aroma can uplift your environment and encourage mental clarity. Lime oil has a versatile scent that complements most other citrus essential oils such as Lemon, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Orange, and Tangerine.
If you’re feeling uninspired, try diffusing Lime oil for a bright, refreshing aroma that may clear a path to greater creativity. This quality also makes Lime a great choice for diffusing in classrooms and children’s play areas. Lime can also support radiant skin! Try adding a couple of drops to your favourite night-time moisturiser for healthier-looking skin.
Lime essential oil is prized for its ability to bring a unique citrus flavour and delicious zing to any food or beverage. Adding a few drops of Lime essential oil to your dishes is the perfect way to elevate your cooking. Available in a 15ml bottle.
LEMON MYRTLE: Lemon Myrtle essential oil has a clean, citrus aroma that uplifts and refreshes the body and mind. Similar to Lemongrass in smell and purpose, its fresh scent may help clear the mind. It has a powerful lemon scent, even stronger than Lemon oil. Available in a 5ml bottle.
How to Use
Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of carrier oil and apply to desired area as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 30 minutes 3 times daily.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.
Culinary: Add to food and drink recipes for a crisp, citrusy zing.
Storage: Store in a cool, dark place.
- DIY air freshener: put 3-5 drops of essential oil onto 3-4 cotton balls and place them in a tiny bowl. You can place the bowls all around the house (perhaps behind the toilet or on the window sills) for a fresh-smelling home.
- Put 3 drops of essential oil onto a cotton ball and clip it to the vent on your air conditioner to keep the room smelling fresh.
- DIY car freshener: select what shape you’d like, and cut out two pieces of felt and one piece of cardboard, and glue the felt to both sides of the cardboard. Put 3-6 drops of essential oil on each side, and refresh when needed.
- Beautiful in DIY soaps and washing liquid recipes - as are all our citrus varieties actually!
BERGAMOT: Bergamot essential oil is known in our house as the "happy herb". It has a fresh, complex citrus taste that makes it the perfect addition to many summer dishes. With a distinctly tart finish, it can also liven up sugarless baked goods. The taste of the Bergamot essential oil is somewhere between a sour orange and lemon, making it a distinctive, zesty addition to seafood recipes.
Bergamot’s aroma is tart yet sweet, and uplifting yet relaxing, making it a popular oil in perfumes, cosmetics, and lotions. In addition to its scent, Bergamot oil has attracted attention for its cleansing properties, and it’s often used as a luxurious ingredient in shampoos, soaps, and cleansers. However, because Bergamot can cause photosensitivity, avoid applying the oil before spending time outside. Available in a 15ml bottle.
GRAPEFRUIT: Rich in the powerful antioxidant di-limonene, Grapefruit essential oil is cold-pressed from the peels of the fresh fruit for a citrusy oil with the bright aroma of a grapefruit orchard. With a sweet, invigorating aroma, this oil can be used to encourage feelings of joy, satisfaction and playfulness.
Not only is Grapefruit oil perfect for diffusing, but it’s also a great addition to DIY skin care products from lotions to bath salts. Get creative and combine it in a salt body scrub with other skin-toning oils such as Lemon and Juniper for a simple home spa experience that gives your skin a smooth-looking glow.
Grapefruit essential oil is known for its invigorating citrus scent and delicious, tart taste. Add Grapefruit essential oil to water to give your drinks a little zing, or add a hint of citrus by incorporating it into culinary recipes. Available in a 15ml bottle (not the 5ml as in image)
ORANGE: Orange Essential Oil is a favourite for diffusion and aromatic uses. Its sweet and uplifting scent brings feelings of inspiration and joy.
Orange essential oil, cold-pressed from the rinds of oranges, has a juicy aroma reminiscent of the fresh fruit. It has a clean, refreshing scent and flavour and contains the naturally occurring constituent limonene. Orange oil offers a sweet, peaceful aroma that can fill a room with a sense of peace, harmony, and creativity.
Orange, like other citrus oils, can cause photosensitivity, so avoid applying it to exposed skin before spending time out in the sun. Orange is delightful on its own, or you can combine it with complementary oils such as Lemon, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Cinnamon, Neroli, or Patchouli.Embrace the versatility of Orange essential oil as a culinary tool by using it in your cooking to brighten up or complement dishes with its citrus flavour. Use it in baked goods for an acidic contrast to the sweetness of desserts and baked goods.