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Lemon Essential Oil
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Olfactive Description: Peely, Fruity, Floral, Green

Lemon essential oil is a juicy scent sure to boost your mood. Cold pressed from lemon peels originating in the United States, Brazil, or Argentina, this bright essential oil stands on its own and can serve as a top note in blends.

We recommend Lemon essential oil for use in candles, wax melts, tarts, and reed diffusers. It also makes citrus scented body products like bar soap, liquid soap, lotion, and scrubs.

Candle Maker’s Notes:
We’ve found that this essential oil has a medium hot throw in candles, rating two leaves out of three on our soy performance scale. We also found that it’s a tricky product to work with. We highly recommend not going over our recommended usage rate of 6%. We found candles had a nice lemon scent at 6%, but at 9% the hot throw transforms into an unpleasant scent.

Blends Well With: Bergamot, Amyris, Pink Grapefruit, Black Pepper, and Lavender (Bulgaria)

Fragrance Wheel Family: Citrus

Vibe Check: Uplifting, Invigorating, Vibrant

Suggested Colors: Yellow

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Storage Tip: Best stored refrigerated away from food products or in a cool, dark place.

Returns: Essential oils can only be returned with an unbroken, original seal on the bottle.

This Product has Shipping Restrictions

Due to the low flashpoint of this product it's not shippable by air.

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Botanical Name
Citrus Limon Peel
This product is not Certified Origin
Plant Part
Extraction Method
Cold Pressed
This product is not Prop 65 Warning Required
Soy Performance
2 of 3

Recommended Applications

This product is Candle Safe usage: 6.0%
This product is Bar Soap Safe usage: 1.0% - 6.0%
This product is Liquid Soap Safe usage: 0.5% - 1.0%
This product is Lotion Safe usage: 0.5% - 2.0%
This product is Room Spray Safe usage: 2.0%
This product is not Perfume Safe
This product is Diffuser Base Compatible up to 20.0%
*Usage amounts are recommendations only. Individual usage amounts can vary based on your desired essential oil strength, wax type, soap base, or lotion base. See IFRA certificate for max usage levels. Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Cold Process Soap Performance


Lye Water Temperature 112ºF
Oil temperature 108ºF

We did not experience any acceleration or separation. This oil was slow to reach a light trace and held the light trace for a long time. We continued stick blending to a medium trace. The batter poured smoothly into the mold and did not thicken. After 24 hours, we observed a slight yellow discoloration and the soap loaf gelled approximately ¾ of the way through. The scent was strong. After 30 days we found the scent had faded, leaving the soap bars smelling vaguely of citrus. The discoloration remained a very light yellow.

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