Makrut Lime Essential Oil
Botanical binomial: Citrus hystrix
Other names: Makrut Lime, Thai Lime, Kaffir Lime
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Part of plant used in production: Leaf
Methods of production: Steam Distillation
Description: C. hystrix is a thorny bush, 2 to 11 meters (6 to 35 ft) tall, with distinct double leaves.
Characteristics: A pale yellow to yellow colour. The scent is quite strong of citrus and citronellol.
Properties: Analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant,and sedative on the nervous system, tonic.
Constituents: citronellol, limonene, nerol
Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Rosemary, and Tea Tree.
Safety: Non-toxic. Can be sensitizing and irritating for some individuals therefore should not be applied to the skin at dilutions over 3%. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth.