Aroma: Green, citrussy, sweet, and slightly bitter
Latin Name: Citrus aurantifolia
Country of Origin: West Indies
Cultivation Method: Conventionally grown
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Extracted From: Peel of the fruit
Color: Pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Top Note
Aromatherapy Properties: Refreshing, energizing, and mind-clearing
Suggested Use: This tangy scent is great in essential oil blends for an uplifting effect. It can also help boost concentration. Try blending it with rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils in a diffuser during the work day.
Topically, lime is a skin tonic and astringent, and a delight for the hair. Try mixing 3 drops of lime oil with an ounce of jojoba oil and using as a hair conditioner. Lime pressed oil can be phototoxic, so avoid use with sun exposure. Dilute heavily with topical use. It is recommended to dilute lime oil to 0.7%, which equals about 4 drops of lime per ounce of carrier oil.
History: It is hard to differentiate the history of lemons from limes, as there are so many hybrids amung the two. Both lemons and limes were popular among sailors from the 1500s thru the early 1900s for their high vitamin C content, to help avoid getting scurvy.
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. Dilute heavily with topical use. Avoid topical use with sun exposure. Avoid use with children and certain medical condtions. Pressed citrus oils oxidize quickly with exposure to air. Oxidized oils can cause skin irritation. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administation and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure a disease.