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Lemon Oil

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 11, 2023.

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

What is it?

Lemon oil is a volatile oil expressed from the fresh peel of the lemon, Citrus limonum (family Rutaceae). It is classified as an aromatic oil used for flavoring pharmaceuticals, foods, beverages, liqueurs and in perfumes. Lemon oil can also be used in household cleaning products such as furniture polish. Lemon oils is also widely used in lotions, shampoos, sunscreens, and other personal cosmetic items.[1][2]

List of medications using Lemon Oil


  1. Lemon Oil.
  2. Environmental Working Group. Carrageenan. Accessed 2/20/2015.

Further information

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