The scent of lime oil is sweet, tart, intense, and lively. It is considered a top-note fragrance with an odor intensity of about three out of five. Blending companions include florals, woods, and spices. With stimulating, cleansing, digestive, antivi...
The scent of lime oil is sweet, tart, intense, and lively. It is considered a top-note fragrance with an odor intensity of about three out of five. Blending companions include florals, woods, and spices. With stimulating, cleansing, digestive, antiviral, and general tonic properties, lime oil is used for a variety of physical conditions. It is also reputed to be good for oily skin. For emotional benefits, this oil is used for mental and emotional clearing; it can help in creating emotional space and independence, and move one to action. Lime essential oil may be expressed or distilled; the expression process yields a fresh fragrance while distillation yields one that is candy-like. Don't confuse lime oil with that of lime blossom, Tillia europaea, more frequently called "linden".
Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
C. medica var acida, C. latifolia.
Description and Distribution
A small evergreen tree growing to 8 feet (2 m), crooked and prickly with small white flowers followed by yellowish-green fruit about half the size of a lemon. The tree is native to Asia, but is extensively cultivated in other parts of the world. Most of the oil is produced in the USA and Italy.
Cold expression of the peel of the unripe fruit. There is also a distilled oil with an inferior aroma captured from the crushed whole fruit, a by-product of the fruit juice industry. Most aromatherapists favour the expressed oil.
Nature of the Oil
A pale yellow or green liquid. The strong aroma is sharp and refreshing, just like the fruit. The odour effect is uplifting and cooling.
Limonene, pinene, camphene, citral, cymene, cineol, linalol. The expressed oil also contains coumarins.
Colds and flu, depression, nervous exhaustion and other stress-related concerns.
Blends Well With
Other citrus essences, neroli, petitgrain, lavender, rosemary, clary sage, ylang ylang. The oil is highly odoriferous, so use sparingly.
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All pure essential oils should be used with care. Do not apply directly into skin. A 2% dilution of essential oils to a base of carrier oil or lotion is recommended for all skincare and massage preparations.
100% Pure Lime Essential Oil
The expressed oil is highly phototoxic and must never be applied to the skin shortly before exposure to natural or simulated sunlight. However, the distilled oil is non-phototoxic because it is free from coumarins. Both types of oil are potentially irritant to skin, so use in low concentrations. The oil has a short shelf-life and is therefore best used within six months of purchase.
Expressed oil is photosensitizing; distilled is not.
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