Lemon Verbena Essential Oil


Lemon verbena essential oil is a strengthening aromatic that can restore energy when one feels weak or fatigued.  Inhaling this scrumptious aroma can clear anxiety and help avert emotional crisis.  It has been used to reverse dizziness, relieve nervous tension, and to avert insomnia.

The energy of this oil is expansive, while also protective and purifying.  It helps one connect to the higher self and create harmony between body and spirit.  It is emotionally uplifting, and supports us to remain conscious in the present.

Aromatic Profile

Top Note:   Lemony, fresh, herbaceous, citrusy notes

Heart Note:  Lemony, herbaceous, citrusy notes with sweet, spicy and floral undertones

Base Note:  Lemony, citrusy, herbaceous notes with sweet, spicy, and floral notes

Classification:  Top or Heart note

Tenacity:  Medium

In natural perfumery, lemon verbena essential oil is used in many high end perfumes and colognes.  It blends well with citrus oils,  many floral attars and absolutes, and gastronomic aromas.  It is also used to make a tea, and as a flavoring for cakes and sweets.



More About Our Lemon Verbena Essential Oil

Size:  1.5 ml amber glass vial

Source:  France

Distillation:  Steam distilled, from non-certified organic flowers, leaves, and stems of the plant.

Botanical name:  Lippia citriodora or Aloysia citriodora

Note:  Not to be confused with Spanish verbena (Thymus hiemalis), which is not a verbena at all.

Homeopathic Properties of Lemon Verbena Essential Oil


Internal–oral  semi-homeopathic doses only, inhalation

External–topical application, massage, bath, local compress, spinal compress, points & energy centers

Observations and Anecdotal Information

Lemon verbena essential oil has been tested to be very effective in treating many microbial infections, including staph- and E. coli, and malaria.

It is a cleansing oil for skin and scalp.  Added to shampoo or hydrosol, it cleans and stimulates the scalp and loosens grease.  It softens skin and reduces the puffiness of eczema.  It is often used for acne, blemishes, and psoriasis.  Combined with hydrosol, it can be used to reduce inflammation in skin.  It is also effective in treating skin parasites such as mites.

It is a potent respiratory oil, good for bronchitis, asthma (crises prevention), nasal and sinus congestion, spasms and convulsions.

It has been used to heal wounds, especially those of tendons and connective tissue.  It makes a good massage oil for arthritis and rheumatism.

Inhaling lemon verbena essential oil can reduce heart palpitations.  For high blood pressure, apply the oil directly to the heart and the wrist points.  It also helps to balance the thyroid and relieve liver congestion.

It is a noteworthy aphrodisiac, which may help increase libido.  It can be used as a treatment for cystitis or urinary infection.


  • Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage.
  • Avoid use with infants and small children.
  • Keep all essential oils away from eyes.
  • Store in a safe place, out of the reach of children.
  • May cause photosensitivity, avoid sunlight for 24 to 36 hours after using this essential oil.
  • Sensitive individuals should test this oil for skin compatibility.
  • All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional.  Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.

None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA.  They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only.  It is not meant to be taken as medical advice.  See a health care professional for medical advice.

More about our disclaimer

Weight 0.0025 kg

1.5 ml amber vial, 5 ml violet glass bottle

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