September Oil of the Month Reveal: Lemon Verbena - Everyday Essentials

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September Oil of the Month Reveal: Lemon Verbena

Every month at Plant Therapy, we try to make our new Oil of the Month selection something unique and memorable. So as we enjoy the last vestiges of summer, we can fill the air with the refreshing notes of Lemon Verbena. This lovely, bright essential oil is packed with therapeutic benefits. So let’s dive in!

*Don’t have Lemon Verbena? Make sure to become an Oil of the Month member to get unique, monthly surprises to your door every month!


Juicy Details

Our Lemon Verbena essential oil is steam distilled from the aerial parts of the plant that is grown in Morocco. It goes by the botanical name Lippia citriodora, however, you might also see it under one of its psuedonyms: Aloysia citriodora, Lippia triphylla, and Lippia javanica. The lovely citrusy notes come from the plant itself and not from any actual citrus fruit. You’ll commonly find the shrub growing in gardens for its lemony aroma. Plus it makes a great addition to potpourri and herbal pillows.


Bright and Refreshing

Lemon Verbena is characterized by its fresh, sweet and lemony aroma that is bright, crisp and refreshing. Try adding it to your to freshen up a room with this cheerful, light and refreshingly mild citrus scent. It will help create an uplifting and relaxing atmosphere when you need a bit of emotional support. Historically it has even be used to help ease stress, symptoms of anxiety and depression, and difficulties sleeping. Yet another great reason to add it to your diffuser!


Benefits & Cautions

September Oil of the Month Reveal: Lemon Verbena

In addition to being a great oil for helping promote relaxation, Lemon Verbena is also very useful for helping support healthy digestion. And while you’re using it to help make sure everything is running smoothly, it can also help with the occasional stomach upset. But keep in mind, if you choose to apply it topically (your abdomen is the ideal spot for tummy troubles), dilute it to a maximum of 0.9% in a carrier oil. This is because Lemon Verbena can cause photosensitivity or skin sensitization.


Some things you need to know about Lemon Verbena….

Is it KidSafe? No

Shelf Life: 1-2 years

Cautions: To avoid photosensitivity and skin sensitivity, we recommend a maximum dilution of 0.9% for topical applications. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. External use only.

Oils to Blend With: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Elemi, Frankincense, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Lime, Melissa, Myrrh, Neroli, Palmarosa, Vetiver.

Don’t forget to head over to our Safe Essential Oil Recipes group on Facebook for more ideas and inspiration!

And as always, please feel free to reach out to our aromatherapists at [email protected] for any questions or more information!


9 thoughts on “September Oil of the Month Reveal: Lemon Verbena”

    1. This oil is currently not available on our website. But you can always reach out to our customer satisfaction team at [email protected] to see if any of these past Oil of the Months are available to purchase.

  • I’ve diffused by itself and now with Fantastic Franks I was excited to smell it because I never had before and remember hearing about lemon verbena perfume on Little House on the Prairie all the time lol I found lemon verbena to be delightful.

  • Terrible, this stuff is way to spicy, I’m really unhappy with the Lemon Verbona, it makes me sick to my stomach!! No medicinal properties at all, I’m sorry I bought it. I tried it a second time to be sure and had to pour it out……

  • This is not one I would have tried on my own but I am so happy to have it! Delightful! Love OOTM!

    1. No, this oil is not a citrus. It is actually steam distilled from the aerial parts of a shrub. We recommend storing in a cool, dark place, which could mean a refrigeration but doesn’t have to.

    2. I LOVE having the OOTM subscription and the Lemon Verbena did not disappoint! It smells so fresh, I diffuse it regularly! Hope that it becomes available for sale in the future, I’ll be sad to run out!

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