In cooking the lemon works quietly behind the scenes ~ it enhances most savory dishes, in many instances without taking center stage or even getting mentioned. Yet without its inclusion we’d feel that something was missing.
Lemon essential oil ~ which is the oil from the peel ~ is also extremely valuable but sometimes overlooked in favor of other oils. In perfumery, its cousin bergamot is considered a more sophisticated top-note than lemon. In cleaning and disinfecting the trendy lavender and/or powerful tea tree oils are what might be preferred these days.
Lemon essential oil is a great addition to any cleaning regime, leaving everything smelling fresh and bright. And to me it lends its subtle beauty to many if not all perfume blends. It’s like the scent of happiness!