Lime Essential Oil
Botanical binomial: Citrus aurantifolia
Other names: Key Lime
Country of Origin: Mexico
Part of plant used in production: Fruit Rind
Methods of production: Steam Distillation
Description: Lime essential oil is obtained through distillation of the fruit rinds.
Characteristics: Clear, dark-greenish yellow oil with a citrus aroma with a tart and sweet undertone.
Properties: Antiseptic, anti-viral, astringent, aperitif, bactericidal, disinfectant, febrifuge, haemostatic, restorative and tonic substance.
Constituents: alpha-Pinene, beta-pinene, Myrcene, Limonene, Terpinolene, Cineole, Linalool, Borneol, Citral, Neral Acetate, Geranyl Acetate.
Uses: Used against many viral infections such as the common colds, flu and coughs, stops bleeding by promoting blood coagulation, help restore energy, prevents aging symptoms, useful in treating food poisoning and typhoid. Aside from its medicinal uses, it can also be used as anti-depressant and anti-arthritic, aid reducing pain in muscles and joints and it is a very good antioxidant.
Blends well with: Clary Sage, Lavender, Neroli, Ylang Ylang.
Safety: Steam Distilled Lime is not considered to be phototoxic. For external use only. Should be diluted prior to skin application. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. May cause skin irritation for some individuals, a skin patch test is recommended prior to use. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy.