this lemon essential oil is from a local vendor who makes lemonade i saw the lemons being thrown away, i told him ill take his peels to steam distill into a essential oil this product is only distilled during august and September. its a very clear oil that is so complex in its smell: obvious citrus notes but also layer of sweetness and bitter. i ve smelled other oils and mine has a complexity to it that i don't find in other essential oils on the market. also on a personal testament i have with this oil is i had a sore throat and put 3 drops in a cup of tea and some honey and by the end of my shift at work my soreness in my throat was gone. personally i dont recommend ingesting essential oils but i thought id give it a try.