Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
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Limonene plays a big part in the chemistry of some of your favorite essential oils. From its cleansing properties to its ability to support various body systems when taken internally, limonene has a lot to offer.
If you’re a fan of citrus essential oils, like Lemon and Lime, you’ve probably heard of limonene. Limonene is a cyclic monoterpene found in several essential oils. A cyclic monoterpene is a molecule with a backbone of 10 carbons atoms, some of which form a ring. (To learn more, check out the doTERRA Chemistry Handbook.) In addition to being in citrus oils, limonene is also in Black Pepper, Celery Seed, Spearmint, and Dill essential oils.
Research studies have looked into the many benefits of limonene. Check out the list below to learn more.
To take advantage of the many benefits of limonene, try some of these uses.
Limonene is one of many amazing molecules that plays a role in the powerful benefits essential oils have to share. Limonene has so much to offer, making citrus essential oils a must in any home.
doTERRA Science blog articles are based on a variety of scientific sources. Many of the referenced studies are preliminary and further research is needed to gain greater understanding of the findings. Some articles offer multiple views on general health topics and are not the official position of doTERRA. Consult your healthcare provider before making changes to diet or exercise.
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