Jade Lemon has a great history. In the mountains of Taiwan grows a small tree that produces small, green lemons; it is known as “Mountain Lemon”. The Mountain Lemon tree is very hardy in the higher elevations where it enjoys cooler weather and daily cloud mists. However, the Mountain Lemon fruit is small.
A scientist from Taiwan grafted branches from the common Citrus limon tree onto Mountain Lemon root stock to create Jade Lemon trees. Jade Lemon trees can withstand the cool mountain weather, yet produce large green fruit when ripe.
With the grafting of Citrus limon onto Mountain Lemon the Jade Lemon trees can now be grown in many locations with moist, mild climates in Taiwan and China.
Source: Dr Cole Wooley PhD, April 22, 2015
A couple of years ago Gary Young traveled to Taiwan and visited with Dr. Ginn Lee to explore the many native aromatic plants from this exotic island nation. Gary fell in love with the unique lemon-lime citrus aroma of the Taiwanese green-colored lemons.
From that moment Gary simply referred to this new essential oil as “Jade Lemon”, reminiscent of the green-colored jade bracelets traditionally worn by women in Taiwan and China to invite good fortune.
Dr. Ginn Lee and his son Tiger Lee, managers of the Young Living Taiwan Farm, traveled to Sichuan, China, home to the Chinese Panda Bear sanctuary and groves of Jade Lemon trees. Jade Lemons thrive in this mild mountain micro climate where they are cleansed every day by refreshing morning mists.
Jade Lemons are picked, thoroughly washed, then micronized into a puree to release the essential oil. Then the juice and essential oil are expressed from the Jade Lemon puree under high pressure.
The aroma of Jade Lemon essential oil will remind you of a blend of Lemon and Lime essential oils. Open a bottle of Jade Lemon today to experience its invigorating aroma and refreshing citrus taste that you will never forget – another Young Living exclusive essential oil.
Source: Dr Cole Wooley PhD, April 23, 2015
For Convention 2014 in Salt Lake City,Utah the Young Living Taiwan Farm prepared a memorable essential oil that is loved by all Young Living Members. This was Gary’s third requested Taiwan essential oil. You know it as Jade Lemon.
Jade Lemon received its name back in 2011 when Gary was visited Taiwan. Young Living’s Jade Lemon is derived from the juicing of these green lemons.
The lemon juice is separated from the top “oily” layer. Then the “oily” layer is put in the freezer for a couple of days where the natural waxes freeze while the Jade Lemon essential oil remains a liquid. This is how Jade Lemon essential oil is expressed and separated.
Source: Dr Cole Wooley PhD, April 24, 2015