Lemon (Sicily) Essential Oil

Lemon (Sicily) Essential Oil
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Botanical Name: Citrus limon (L.) Burm.F.

Main Constituents:
Limonene: 67.03%

Plant Part: Fruit Peel

Origin: Italy

Processing Method: Cold Pressed

Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, colorless to greenish yellow liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note with a strong aroma, it has a strong bright lemony scent.

Blends With: Bergamot, Lime, Orange and Mandarin.

Product Abstract: The Lemon tree was originally a small thorny evergreen tree native to India. It is now common in Southern Europe, Florida and California. The fruit was well known in Europe by the middle ages, and the Greeks and Romans were advocates of its properties. Lemon Oil has been historically recognized as a cleanser, and Lemons themselves reached the height of fame when the British Navy began using citrus fruits to counteract the effects of scurvy.

Cautions: This Essential Oil has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin. Due to their presence, please consult a physician prior to using this oil. Dilute well before use; May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.

NOTICE: This item is listed under California Proposition 65. California residents will receive this product labeled accordingly.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Rating: Star
I was so pleased with EO definitely I will buy more. I'm just glad I check the review about this oil , and I did make a right choice. Thanks NDA for wonderful products and wonderful price.

By: Rose, American Canyon, California
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Loyal Customer Since: 26-Sep-2016


Rating: Star
I love the Sicily Lemon! It smells very citrusy and lemony, and works great as an additive to my spray bottle with vinegar to clean anything and everything around the house (kitchen, bath, laminate floors, glass, even carpets!). It is such a pleasant scent and really cuts the sharp vinegar odor.

By: Melissa, Reno, Nevada
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Loyal Customer Since: 10-Mar-2013


Rating: Star
I concur, this is the BEST lemon oil I've ever put my nose to. Outstanding. It's like bottled sunlight.

By: Mikaila, Port Ludlow, Washington
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Loyal Customer Since: 14-Aug-2013


Rating: Star
I love NDAs Citrus Oils! This lemon is slightly less sweet then the Lemon 5 fold. It is a stronger citrus note. I don't know which one I prefer! I've made an all purpose house cleaner with this essential oil and it works great and smells amazing!

By: Sarah, Temecula, California
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Loyal Customer Since: 27-Sep-2013


Rating: Star
This lemon is absolutely exceptional! I also have the 5 fold and organic versions which are both very good, however this one has a depth that exceeds the others in my opinion. A must have!

By: Harry, Oreland, Pennsylvania
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Loyal Customer Since: 20-Sep-2012


Rating: Star
THIS IS THE BEST LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL I EVER BOUGHT!! I own ALOT of essential oils and that includes a few lemon essential oils from different companies BUT this lemon (sicily) oil from NDA is the absolute BEST! It has an extremely fresh and bright lemon scent that I didn't smell in my other lemon essential oil from a different company. I will be getting my oils from NEW DIRECTION AROMATICS from now on!

By: Dina, Turnersville, New Jersey
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Loyal Customer Since: 16-Apr-2013


Rating: Star
It is a great lemon smell. I love this in hand cream and in body scrubs.

By: Rebecca, Thaxton, Virginia
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Loyal Customer Since: 15-Aug-2013


Rating: Star
This lemon is absolutely intoxicating!! It is a bit richer than the 5 fold (which is also excellent) this also lasts a little longer even without carrier oil. Getting the bigger bottle next time

By: Harry, Oreland, Pennsylvania
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Loyal Customer Since: 20-Sep-2012


Rating: Star
Very good scent. This one is my favorite of all lemon EO's.

By: Tom, Smithfield, Utah
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Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jul-2012


Rating: Star
What is there to say about lemon? If you like the scent of lemons, this high quality oil will satisfy.

By: Tiffany, Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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Loyal Customer Since: 24-Dec-2012


Rating: Star
Im in love this EO!! im getting a bigger bottle the next time i order. it smells just like fresh lemons!

By: Mariam, Hampton, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
I mix this oil with the base soap for in the kitchen. It helps with getting the smell of food off my hands and make my kitchen smell clean.

By: Shelia, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
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Loyal Customer Since: 17-Jan-2009


Rating: Star
I feel in love with this scent the moment I opened the bottle. It will definalty get used a lot. Great product NDA.

By: Megan, Elgin, Texas
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Loyal Customer Since: 02-May-2012


Rating: Star
A simply fantastic oil--smells both clean and sweet. People always comment on the delicious, candy smell lingering in the air even hours after I've applied. It's very good for cleaning, too, and I use it on my yoga mat. A great essential oil and I will definitely buy again when it's all gone!

By: Kelly, North Babylon, New York
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Loyal Customer Since: 21-Jan-2012


Rating: Star
Very nice, clean, pure lemon EO. Quite a bargain in the larger sizes!

By: Brandy, Davenport, Iowa
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Loyal Customer Since: 15-Feb-2010


Rating: Star
For the price this is wonderful essential oil. I do prefer the nicer scent of my usual brand of organic essential oil, but this scent is almost as nice, and for the price cannot be beaten. I love it, and will stick to this one.

By: Susan, Flagstaff, Arizona
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Loyal Customer Since: 08-Jan-2009


Rating: Star
Smells just like a lemondrop -not too sweet though. Fresh and perfectly crisp. Everything it touches smells clean and fantastic!

By: Diane, Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Loyal Customer Since: 03-Dec-2010


Rating: Star
What is not to love about lemon essential oil? This is a true lemon smell and works great in any homemade kitchen cleaning supply closet. Brighten up your day anytime by adding it to your diffuser. It literally smells like you are peeling a fresh lemon in front of you... I kind of sound like an ad do I not? Regardless, a great product ND! Thanks!

By: Michael, Chicago, Illinois
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Loyal Customer Since: 05-Dec-2010


Rating: Star
True pure lemon scent, great citrus smell, not too pungent.

By: Garrett, Cedar City, Utah
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Loyal Customer Since: 14-Apr-2010


Rating: Star
Great Price and perfect for skin applications...reminds me of a glass of water with fresh lemons. NDA has a great product here. Thankyou my customers love it.

By: Robert, Crown Point, Indiana
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Loyal Customer Since: 06-Nov-2010


Rating: Star
It's great. Not a strong scent at all.

By: Candice, Ocala, Florida
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Loyal Customer Since: 27-Feb-2009


Rating: Star
Another wonderful scent! Very strong, but as mentioned, not overpowering! Smells like lemons fresh from the tree!

By: Leeann, Grand Valley, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
Lemon essential oil is a MUST have oil for everyone. My most frequent use of it is in homemade natural cleaners; the scent and cleaning power both pack a punch!

By: Melinda, Payson, Utah
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Loyal Customer Since: 25-Sep-2009


Rating: Star
best lemon ever .........glad i bought 2

By: Damian, Bronx, New York
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Loyal Customer Since: 21-Jun-2010


Rating: Star
A lovely lemon scent and not too overpowering.

By: Marilyn, Newmarket, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
great smell of course :] when my friends come over they cant help but taking a whiff at the lemon essential oil! smells so fresh and clean!

By: Chris, Yonkers, New York
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Loyal Customer Since: 13-Mar-2010


Rating: Star
Very invigorating! I mixed very little with tea tree and white willow bark extract to make a facail acne bar and all I can say is my face is very clean:) I also grated a bar down and mixed with natural sugar to make a foaming face scrub and the scent held strong. LOVE IT ,LOVE IT ,LOVE IT!

By: Kristie, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Loyal Customer Since: 18-Nov-2009


Rating: Star
I am a Realtor and a home staging specialist. I use 20 drops of lemon oil in 1 cup of water to make an inexpensive, light, room freshener spray. I mix up a spray bottle to give to our sellers to use right before buyers come to visit their homes.

By: Nancy, Hampton, Virginia
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Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jun-2008


Rating: Star
One of my favorite oils! Cheery, uplifiting... smells like the real thing.

By: Clare, Waterloo, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
Fresh & invigorating. I use it in the AM when I am having trouble waking up. Great addition to any cleaning product too.

By: Sarah, Hailey, Idaho
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Loyal Customer Since: 17-Jan-2009


Rating: Star
Great smell. Perfect for household use.

By: Kevina, San Jose, California
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Loyal Customer Since: 25-Nov-2009


Rating: Star
This Oil is so great for everything! I use it in the whirlpool to help keep the crud out of the jets. I use it in the laundry, kitchen, it's a great SAFE solvent. My favorite use is to sprinkle it all over my clients' backs at the end of their massage- great dose of vitamin C to clear toxins, activate kidneys and adrenals.

By: Cindy, Lakemont, Georgia
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Loyal Customer Since: 11-Jul-2008


Rating: Star
Great smell, I put some of it in a plastic bottle and it ate through the bottle and got on everything - a nearby cup, toothbrush holder and ate them too... it definitely has the right active compounds! I think it will be great to use it in less soluble mixtures.

By: David, Provo, Utah
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Loyal Customer Since: 18-Jul-2009


Rating: Star
I am never without this oil -- it's in all my home cleaning supplies. Great lemon smell -- fresh and bright!

By: Laura, Lakeville, Massachusetts
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 22-Mar-2009


Rating: Star
I recently ordered my first set of oils from New Directions Aromatics and was quite impressed. I am looking for a supplier for some blends we're selling and was impressed with the scent and consistency. My first attempt at making a blend turned out successful.

By: Cameron, St Paul, Minnesota
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Loyal Customer Since: 31-Jan-2009


Rating: Star
Great smelling oil - It\'s a refreshing and invigorating scent. Lemon oil is also a good media for adding a small amount of refined camphor to lotions. You can dissolve refined (solid) camphor in the lemon oil and then mix that with unscented lotions. It gives the soothing effect of the camphor with the great smell of lemon. It\'s also very inexpensive.

By: Charles, Madison, Alabama
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Loyal Customer Since: 01-Dec-2007


Rating: Star
I got this oil to use for home made sugar scrubs. I brought the finished products to my family's Christmas party for the women along with orange and vanilla scented scrubs. Everyone was fighting over the lemon! It was so refreshing and sweet smelling. I got demands to make more!

By: Kate, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Loyal Customer Since: 11-Dec-2008


Rating: Star
This inexpensive oil is a marvel! It is affordable enough to use in cleaning products, yet high enough quality to use therapeutically.

By: Tracey, Toronto, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
This is a wonderful oil. When we were selling our newly remodeled house, we used it to clean paint off the wood (be careful it doesn't remove the varnish) and off of the kitchen counters. It cleaned so well, that I would just carry a bottle with me around the house. It took the annoying stickers off of the new windows as well. Of course, it also smells amazing so a few drops in the bathroom trash is wonderful. I used the 3.3 oz bottle so fast, that I just bought the 16 oz.

By: Channelle, Odenton, Maryland
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Loyal Customer Since: 22-Aug-2008


Rating: Star
This EO gets even better over time. I use it in a product I carry and it is an incredible. Just like fresh cut lemons.

By: Kelly, Mission, Kansas
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Loyal Customer Since: 16-Dec-2007


Rating: Star
another really yummy scent! besides the scent, very useful around the house as well! i basically left the bottle in the laundry room because i love the cleanness of my clothes after putting a few drops of this in the washing machine.

By: Julie, Rochester, New York
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Loyal Customer Since: 03-Jun-2008


Rating: Star
Great lemon scent, I use this mostly for home cleaning. Makes the kitchen smell super fresh. Also great for deodorizing and cleansing the fridge, somewhere you wouldn't want harsh chemicals.

By: Jennifer, Joliet, Illinois
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Loyal Customer Since: 29-Jun-2008


Rating: Star
I love anything lemon scented. It's so uplifting. I've found this oil to be useful in many blends. If I want something just a little sweet, without completely changing the blend I add lemon. But it also smells so good by itself! Just like candy!

By: Gretchen, Phoenix, Arizona
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Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jul-2008


Rating: Star
smells just like lemon. i\'m very satisfied.

By: Soo, Etobicoke, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
Pure lemon! Lovely citrus scent--I like to use it blended with French cypress and grapefruit in my kitchen soap blend.

By: Judith, Reisterstown, Maryland
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 26-Mar-2006


Rating: Star
I use this lemon oil in my herbal deodorant spray mixture. It is a very clean, strong lemon scent. A few drops goes a long way. It smells nice with a bit of lavender and sage.

By: Erica, Azle, Texas
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Loyal Customer Since: 15-Apr-2008


Rating: Star
This lemon diffuses so beautifully! We love it!

By: Mary, Kansas City, Missouri
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 04-Feb-2007


Rating: Star
Love this E.O. Smells wonderful, works wonderful, and is at a great price. I would purchase again.

By: Elizabeth, Aledo, Illinois
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jan-2008


Rating: Star
This is the best lemon I have ever used, fabulous quality and at a price that amazes me. I used to pay this much for the 1/2 oz size. I put a few drops in my laundry......I have the cleanest clothes in my family . I soak my fish or chicken in water with 2 drops of lemon before I prepare it... I add a few drops of lemon to a cup of water in my spray bottle and the whole house smells so clean.... Lemon is a must have.

By: Sandy, Selma, North Carolina
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 13-Dec-2006


Rating: Star
fantastic fresh lemon scent, great to mix with lavender barreme

By: Shereen, Chicago, Illinois
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 05-Dec-2007


Rating: Star
I have used this in a bath salt and while when it is first applied it smells heavenly it doesn\'t appear to have a very long shelf life at least not in the bath salts. I have tried it in a couple of other products where it worked very well and the scent stayed true for a much longer time.I would recommend this product just not for that particular medium.

By: Mary, Central City, Kentucky
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 14-Jun-2007


Rating: Star
This lemon works perfectly to diffuse any unwanted odors, like that musty room smell that occurs in cold climates when the house is all shut up for winter. Plus the uplifting nature of lemon makes it perfect as a pick-me-up in the winter months!

By: Jennifer, Portland, Maine
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Loyal Customer Since: 24-Dec-2006


Rating: Star
Beautiful and sweet...very clean.

By: Robert, Manassas, Virginia
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 10-Jun-2007


Rating: Star
I love this oil and would not be without an ample supply! I use it everywhere from dishwater (makes my sink, countertops, fixtures SHINE) to removing tree sap from my children's hands (takes it right off). It has a clear, refreshing, uplifting scent - what a wonderfully versatile oil!

By: Laurie, Windsor, Colorado
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 07-May-2007


Rating: Star
There's definitely no mistaking the scent of this potent essential oil. The scent is clean, it's fresh, and it reminds me of a sring day in the sunshine! A basket of fresh lemons also comes to mind when I smell this particular oil. I use it in my toner with witch hazel for my oily skin and it does wonders in removing that extra oil on my face. I'm definitely a return customer for this essential oil!

By: Kim, Yonkers, New York
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Loyal Customer Since: 27-Feb-2007


Rating: Star
*Salter, not a soaper* My eyes crossed smelling this... at 3% FO for salts it's plenty!

By: Lisanne, St. Catharines, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
This Lemon essential oil has a very cheerful scent, it is specially good for energy blend massage oil!

By: Min, Brossard, Quebec
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
A wonderful, fresh lemon scent. You can't help but to be happy when you smell it!! I can't get enough of it!!

By: Elizabeth, Columbia City, Indiana
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 29-Dec-2006


Rating: Star
There is no mistaking this one as it smells exactly the same as a lemon from a tree. There are tons of uses but one of my favorites is in all kinds of cleaning because it leaves such a cheerful crisp scent behind.

By: Rachel, Roach, Missouri
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Loyal Customer Since: 07-Nov-2006


Rating: Star
Great Lemon Essential Oil. High quality, good prices and consistent service from New Directions.

By: Trudy, Warkworth, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
This scent is very refreshing and uplifting. It smells like a real lemon.

By: Angela, Regina, Saskatchewan
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
This scent is (obviously) in the class of citruses such as bergamot and mandarin. It is closer to mandarin, more lemon like, and even sweet if you ask me. This is the stereotypical lemon EO if there ever was one. The price is reasonable, especially for Canadian dollars.

By: Sherif, Scarborough, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
What a beautiful aroma and blends well without being overpowering at all. It is just so light and I can't keep enough of it around because I use it in household sprays, lotions, the list goes on and on...... Thanks again NDA - you deliver so well!!!

By: Lynn, Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Loyal Customer Since: 12-Apr-2006


Rating: Star
Great for soap making. Very pleasant aroma.

By: Paula, Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 01-Feb-2006


Rating: Star
This is a great scent, and works great. Very fresh lemony scent, without being too sharp or bitter at all. A great buy.

By: Jennifer, Ottawa, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
Lovely lemon! So cheering and uplifting, also very useful in cleansing products. One of the brightest top notes in the colorful wheel of aromatherapy. A sure thing and must have for any aromatherapist.

By: Candice, Sarasota, Florida
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 29-Jan-2006


Rating: Star
Very nice lemon oil, exactly what I expected.

By: Olga, Santa Clara, California
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Loyal Customer Since: 04-Mar-2006


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