Pure Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limonum) In "Aromatherapy A-Z," Patricia Davis writes that it can take up to 3,000 Lemons to produce one kilogram of Lemon Oil. Lemon Oil can benefit users physically, mentally and emotionally. The health benefits of Lemon Oil can be attributed to its stimulating, calming, carminative, anti-infection, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant, sleep inducing, and antifungal properties. The benefits of Lemon Oil include its ability to treat stress disorders, fever, infections, asthma, obesity, insomnia, skin disorders, hair conditions, stomach problems and tiredness. Health Benefits Stress: Lemon Oil is calming in nature and therefore helps in removing mental fatigue, exhaustion, dizziness, anxiety, nervousness and nervous tension. It has the ability to refresh the mind by creating a positive mindset and removing negative emotions. It is also believed that inhaling Lemon Oil helps in increasing concentration and alertness. It can therefore be used as a room freshener in offices to increase the efficiency of the employees. Insomnia: Using Lemon Oil ensures good sleep and helps people that suffer from insomnia. Immune system: Lemon Oil has a high vitamin content, which makes it a wonderful booster for the body’s immune system. It further stimulates white blood cells, thus increasing your ability to fight off diseases. Lemon Oil also improves circulation throughout the body. Fever: Lemon Oil is effective against infectious diseases such as fever, malaria and typhoid. Stomach ailments: Since Lemon Oil is carminative, it is used in the treatment of various stomach problems, including indigestion, acidity, upset stomach, and cramps. Hair care: Lemon Oil is also effective as a hair tonic. Many people use Lemon Oil to get strong, healthy and shiny hair. Lemon Oil is also used to eliminate dandruff. Skin care: Lemon Oil is a good remedy for increasing the luster of dull skin. It is astringent and detoxifying in nature, and rejuvenates sagging or tired-looking skin. Its antiseptic properties help in treating pimples and various skin disorders. Lemon is also recommended for reducing excessive Oil on the skin. Other benefits Cleaners: Lemon is a good cleaner, which is why it is used for cleansing the body, metal surfaces, dishes, and clothes. It is also a disinfectant, so it is commonly used for cleaning surfaces such as butcher’s and blocks that can get contaminated very easily. To Clean Cuts and Scrapes: Lemon Oil has many properties that are useful when treating cuts and scrapes. Cleaning a scrape or cut is one of the first steps taken to treat it. "Aromatherapy A-Z" says Lemon Oil is a powerful antibacterial which is beneficial for preventing infections. Lemon Oil works in another way as well. It not only kills bacteria directly, it promotes the body's natural immune defense through increased white blood cell activity. This is also a benefit to anyone who has a cut they want to ensure stays free of infection. As a Disinfectant: People can benefit from Lemon Oil's antibacterial properties in another way. Marge Clark, author of "Essential Oils and Aromatics," says a great way to keep germs from spreading is including essential Lemon Oil in a spray, diffuser or other aerosol system that will disperse the Lemon Oil through the air. As the Lemon Oil spreads through the air it disinfects. Anyone in a house where people are sick and germs are being spread can benefit from spraying Lemon Oil in the air. To Help Stop Minor Bleeding: Lemon Oil promotes blood clotting. Patricia Davis recommends using Lemon Oil to help stop nose bleeds. To help facilitate clotting, soak a cotton pad in Lemon Oil and then place it in the nostril. This will help the bleeding stop sooner. Mental and Emotional Benefits: Essential Lemon Oil also has mental and emotional benefits. The book "Daily Aromatherapy" by Joni Keim and Ruah Bull highlights the positive benefits in these areas. They write that Lemon Oil can be used to help increase mental clarity, improve focus and also promote objectivity. For these reasons "Essential Oils and Aromatics" says that Lemon Oil is a great Oil to use to stay on task while studying or maintain attention during a long car ride.