Pure essential oils are strong. However, you do want to make sure anything you are going to be using in food or beverages to be just pure oil. You do not want to buy something that is already made into an air freshener or potpourri oil. Nor do you want to get anything that has been formulated into a hygiene product or cleanser of any kind. Make sure that your pure lemon oil is actually unadulterated with any other chemicals or fillers. I have been looking at http://www.amazon.com/pure-aromatherapy-body-surprising-therapeutic/dp/b00or0ey38 as a source for lemon oil.
It is strong so you have to dilute it even if you are going to use it as an aromatherapy treatment. For use on the skin, I put a little, and I mean a little, bit in jojoba or even grape seed oil. The other oils act as a carrier for the diluted lemon oil. Continue reading