Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil

A fragrant essential oil extracted from the rind or peel of a lemon. It is mainly comprised of limonene (up to 70%) and has a fresh, citrusy scent. Lemon peel oil may cause a sun-induced skin rash in people with a sensitivity towards citrus fruits.
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Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil

Overview

Citrus limon peel oil is an essential oil extracted from the rind or peel of a lemon (Citrus limon). The essential oil is often produced from the leftover rinds after juicing.

The lemon essential oil is mainly comprised of limonene (up to 70%), as well as ß-pinene and terpinene, which combine to produce the specific lemon scent. This fresh, citrusy scent is the reason why it is used in skincare products as a fragrance.

People who have a sensitivity towards citrus fruits should be careful when using this oil, as it may cause a sun-induced skin rash.

Science

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Dosoky, N., & Setzer, W. (2018). Biological Activities and Safety of Citrus spp. Essential Oils. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 19(7), 1966.