Lemon Essential Oil

At TreeActiv, our aim is to produce products that are not only good for you but for the environment as well. Nature doesn’t have to suffer at the expense of beauty. With that, we make sure that the ingredients we use are sustainable and are grown in the best way possible. Lemon essential oil is among the best natural ingredients we rely on.

What’s Up with Lemon Essential Oil?

Lemon essential oil is commonly used as a home remedy for various concerns. This natural ingredient is extracted from the peel of fresh lemons. The extraction technique, which is known as the “cold-pressing” process, involves the pricking and rotating of the peel while the oil is released. The extracted oil can then be diluted for topical applications or diffused to be inhaled. It is believed to be helpful in attaining relaxation and fighting off depression, too. However, what is backed by empirical data is its capability to kill viruses and bacteria. For that reason, we believe it makes a great addition to any acne-fighting, skin-brightening skincare product. 

Why Do We Use Lemon Essential Oil in TreeActiv Products?

Has Antibacterial Properties. Lemon essential oil can fight off harmful bacteria that may thrive on your skin. It is one of six essential oils shown to effectively rid of Staphylococcus aureus and E.coli, perfect for cleaning small wounds. 

Prevents Skin Inflammation. Its antimicrobial properties help prevent skin inflammation which causes pain, redness, and swelling. 

Exfoliates Lightly. It effectively sloughs off dead skin cells and other pore-clogging impurities, leaving your skin smooth and fresh.

Helps Keep Acne at Bay. Lemon essential oil’s astringent and antimicrobial properties are good news for anyone with acne-prone skin. These properties work together to prevent future pesky breakouts from happening. 

Brightens Skin. Lemon essential oil is known to have skin-protecting properties, all thanks to its antioxidant content. It works to combat environmental pollutants and other stressors that may leave you with dull, uneven skin tone. 

Fades Acne Scars. Its gentle exfoliating properties, along with its substantial antioxidant content, help speed up skin cell turnover which contributes to the fading of acne scars. 

Which TreeActiv Products Contain Lemon Essential Oil?

Some Fun Facts About Lemon Essential Oil

  • Lemon essential is highly concentrated compared to lemon juice as the oil is extracted from the peel itself. 
  • Lemon oils may also be listed as citrus limon fruit oil, citrus medica limonum fruit oil, citrus limon peel oil, and citrus limon peel extract.
  • Lemon essential oil, in its pure form, can be mixed with water or any other drink to add flavor. However, you only need to add a small amount.  

 

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6471180/

https://www.healthline.com/health/lemon-essential-oil#improve-skin

https://www.dermstore.com/blog/inflammation-of-the-skin/

https://www.healthline.com/health/skin/lemon-oil-for-skin#uses

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