Lime Essential Oil

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Lemon Essential Oil 100% PureBotanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia
Plant Family: Rutaceae
Country of Origin: Mexico
Plant Part: Outer Peel
Growth Method: Organic, Cultivated
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Pale Yellow to Oliver Green
Consistency: Thin
Strength of Aroma: Medium

Also known as the West Indian Lime and the Mexican Lime, Lime was brought to the Americas from Asia by Portuguese and Spanish explorers in the early sixteenth century. It grows well in all hot semitropical, subtropical and tropical regions and flourishes in the Caribbean and Florida. It is round to oval, very small, and harvested year-round. It was cultivated as early as 1889 in the Florida. It emits an extremely distinctive aroma from its thin green rind and has a patently acid taste.

Lime essential oil has beneficial effects on various parts of the body. Traditionally it is known to be an aid to the digestive system to treat heartburn and indigestion. Lime is believed to have a healing effect on the respiratory tract, in particular when used to treat coughs and chest infections. Due to its uplifting properties, Lime essential oil is known to aid treatment of depression and stress related conditions. It is also beneficial in the treatment of seasonal ailments such as cold and flu.

Lime has a distinctly clean and powerful fragrance which is fruity and sharp. Its fresh green top notes are twinned with citrusy, slightly bitter undertones.

Lime essential oil is emotionally uplifting and refreshing. It helps to relieve fatigue apathy and depression.

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  • Lemon
  • Mandarin
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As with other citrus oils, Lime can cause phototoxic problems if the skin where the oil has been applied comes into direct contact with sunlight. Both expressed and distilled Lime essential oil can be a skin irritant therefore must be used in low concentrations.

Do not take essential oils internally or use without the guidance of a qualified practitioner. The information provided here is for general use only and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment. Pregnant women should always consult their physician prior to using.

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