Citron Essential Oil
Living Libations Citron Essential Oil is a sunny citrus oil cold pressed from the peel of the Sicilian citron fruit – a large, ancient citrus with a thick, fragrant peel. This utterly unique citrus essence is an original heirloom variety. Also known as esrog and etrog, this rind rich peel has been used since ancient times to uplift the spirit and punctuate perfumes with its jovial, tenacious top-notes. We love to diffuse the oil to bolster gleeful spaces and inspire cheerful faces.
Botanical Name: Citrus medica
Botanical Family: Rutaceae
Extraction Method: Cold press
Part of Plant Distilled: Peel
Country of Origin: Sicily
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Citrus medica
Consistency: Thin viscosity
Scent Description: A fresh bouquet of fragrant citrus – the perfect blend of lemon and lime riding a wave of floral petals as they flutter to the forest floor.
Blends well with: All Citrus oils, Silver Fir, Neroli, Ylang, Vanilla, Rose Otto, Frankincense, and Lavender, Sweet Thyme, Vetiver, Patchouli, Yuzu, Geranium, Gardenia, Osmanthus, Hyssop, and Cardamom.
Uses: Diffuse to gleefully amuse your environment. Mix into massage blends, a few drops for a cheery bath and a delight to inhale in the salt pipe. It is perfect in perfumery as a jaunty and more tenacious top note.
This utterly unique citrus scent is sublime Citron sunshine to your sense of smell. This essence exudes drops of lemon-lime lavishness and happy hints of fluttering floral notes. Inhale citron's sublime citrus synergy and take your senses on a stroll through a citrus orchard where merry wild flowers mingle with zesty lemon and lime.
"In addition to the well-known lemon, farmers in Sicily also grow Citrus medica. These deep green lemons are much more sour, have a much thicker skin, and are preferred for manufacturing candied lemon peel, used for baking at Christmas. The essential oil of Citrus medica is rare. Its fragrance is richer and fruitier than that of the ordinary lemon."
Susanne Fischer-Rizzi, Complete Aromatherapy Handbook
"One of the ancestral citrus species; the essential oil has sharp, characteristic citrus odour with intensity and depth, and better tenacity than other citrus species; dominated by d-limonene. It is mentioned in Islamic texts; in ancient Greece it was macerated in wine to counteract poisoning... use in therapeutic perfumes for its tenacity and depth."
Jennifer Peace Rhind, Aromatherapeutic Blending: Essential Oils in Synergy