Lemon Petitgrain Oil Safety
Lemon Petitgrain Essential Oil
Leaves & Twigs - Steam Distilled
Shelf Life of Lemon Petitgrain Essential Oil:
Our freshly decanted Lemon Petitgrain essential oil will last for 2-3 years minimum from when you open your amber glass bottle if stored correctly:
Primary Storage Considerations:
Keep away from direct light (U.V. radiation)
Keep in the amber glass bottle with lid tightly closed. Only open when you need to and decant into a smaller "working" amber glass bottle if possible (and label so you know what is in it). This is to reduce oxidation.
Secondary Storage Considerations:
Keep in a refrigerator at around 4 degrees celsius.
Known historically as a cleanser, this essential oil has refreshing properties that are famous for its clarifying effects on hair and skin.
Lemon Petitgrain essential oil has a fresh and zesty aroma with an added earthiness. It has cleansing and anti-bacterial properties that can help soothe the skin.
This concentrated essential oil blends perfectly with almost any oil blend, making it highly versatile.
Hazards: Drug interaction; teratogenicity, skin sensitization (low risk).
Cautions: Hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin, children under 2 years of age.
Maximum dermal level: 1.2%
A dermal maximum of 1.2% is recommended to avoid skin sensitization and based on 50% citral content with a dermal limit of 0.6%. Because of the (+)-limonene content, it's recommended that oxidation of lemon petitgrain oil should be avoided by storage in a dark, airtight container in a refrigerator. The addition of antioxidants is recommended.
Tisserand, R., & Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: Second edition
Some essential oils may cause photosensitivity to the skin-Use diluted in Jojoba or other complete carrier oil.
Do not ingest essential oils.
Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Ahimsa Oils offer no advice or recommendations only general information. No therapeutic claims are made within.
Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the TGA. David Bosley however worked for a long period however in consultation with the TGA to ensure correct labelling with reference to the Ahimsa Oil product range.