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Lemon Verbena Essential Oil

Lemon Verbena Essential Oil
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Lemon Verbena Essential Oil  Thymus hiemalis

Thymus hiemalis is similar to true lemon verbena (Lippia citriodora) but is safer to use.

Arab civilisations regarded it as an aphrodisiac.

Source:  Thymus hiemalis is grown in Spain.

Extraction:  The oil is steam distilled from the dried herb Thymus hiemalis.

Aroma: Lemon Verbena essential oil has a sweet, fresh, lemony, fruity and floral scent.

Fragrance note:  Top.

Properties:  Lemon Verbena essential oil is refreshing, reviving and energising.   A very good antiseptic which also has a ‘pick me up’ effect.  If you feel emotionally run down or are suffering the effects of the night before Lemon verbena would be a good oil to choose.  It can sooth indigestion and aid relaxation.  Lemon Verbena also has a softening effect on the skin and can help to reduce puffiness.

Uses:  Massage, baths, vaporization and may be added to base emollients.

Blends well with:  Elemi, Lemon, Neroli and Palmarosa.

Caution:  Always dilute Lemon Verbena essential oil to less than 5% before application to the skin.  It is non-toxic and non-irritant but with possible sensitization in some individuals.  This oil is phototoxic and causes skin discolouration when exposed to bright sunlight.

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