Lemon Verbena Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Lemon Verbena Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Aloysia triphylla

Oil Overview

Lemon verbena essential oil has a lemony, sweet smell. Its colour ranges from pale olive to yellow.

Oil Sources

A native of Chile, lemon verbena oil is extracted from the freshly harvested leaves through the process of steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Borneol, geraniol, linalool, nerol, citral, dipentene, limonene and myrcene

Aroma

Citrus

Therapeutic Properties:

Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Digestive, Febrifuge, Hepatic, Insecticide, Sedative, Stomachic, Tonic

Possible Uses

Cramps, Hangovers, Indigestion, Nervous Tension, Respiration, Stress, Tension

Warnings

Photosensitivity: Avoid Sun

Detail of Warnings

It has a high citral level so it may cause sensitization.
It is phototoxic.

Compatible Combination Oils

Lavender, Neroli

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