Citrus Limon Peel Oil, Citrus Limon Fruit Extract




Antiseptic, antioxidant, toning, calming, fragrance


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Lemon (Citrus Limonum) is a small tree native to China and India but now widespread in all areas of the Mediterranean. It reaches a maximum of 4-5 meters in height, has oval, glossy leaves with a serrated edge and small, very fragrant white flowers. It is an evergreen plant and the fruit ripening continues almost throughout the year. There is a slowdown in the vegetative cycle only in the coldest months, but in southern Italy and in the islands, where the winter is milder, there is hardly any slowdown in the production cycle.

The fruit is a citrus fruit with a beautiful intense yellow peel that gives off an intense and fresh aroma. It is strongly thirst-quenching, both for the water content and for the concentration in mineral salts and citric acid.

The essential oil is extracted by cold pressing of the peel of the fruit, it is a clear liquid of a light yellow-greenish color and with a bitter, sour and burning taste. Like all essential oils extracted from citrus fruits, lemon essential oil is photosensitizing so it should not be used pure on the body during periods of exposure to the sun.

It must be used with caution in cosmetics, respecting certain limits of use and avoiding inserting it, above certain percentages, in non-rinse products (such as creams). It should also be stored in dark glass bottles, away from light and heat.

In the therapeutic field, lemon essential oil boasts tonic properties for the body, it is purifying, carminative and digestive; it is able to strengthen the immune system and is an excellent antiseptic, bactericidal and antiviral product.

Lemon essential oil is also used in cosmetics for its toning action and in anti-aging products for its antioxidant properties. Thanks to the antiseptic action, lemon essential oil is of great help in treating impure skin with pimples and blackheads and for herpes and warts. It also has lightening properties, which is why it is indicated for skin with sun or age spots.

From an aromatherapy point of view, lemon essential oil increases concentration and calms and lifts the mood.

Ethical chain

Sunprod Srl "Prodotti del Sole" is a recently established Sicilian company with more than thirty years of experience behind it.
Founded by Walter R. Ansorge in 2011 in Catania near the Etna Valley with the aim of making the wonderful gifts of the Sicilian lands known and appreciated, hence the name "Prodotti del Sole". The products such as essential oils, juices and citrus concentrates are of the highest quality, with complete traceability and some, such as those we have chosen, are certified organic according to EC regulation No. 834/07 and controlled by Ecogruppo Italia. Oranges, tangerines, lemons and more are processed in full respect of the raw material in order to guarantee excellent quality, preserve its properties and guarantee its stability. The processes are carried out with the latest generation technologies with a view to environmental sustainability and protection of the supply chain through fair remuneration of the operators involved.