Lime Essential Oil (Citrus x aurantifolia)

Lime Essential Oil (Citrus x aurantifolia)

Quick Facts

Color: Expressed oil is pale yellow to light olive; distilled oil is white to pale yellow
Viscosity: Thin
Method of Extraction: Cold pressed, steam distilled
Plant parts: Peel
Countries: Mexico, Italy, West Indies, Southeast Asia
Scent: Citrus, fresh, fruity, sharp, clean
Odor intensity: High
Blending note: Top
Fragrance family: Citrus
Blends well with: Neroli, Lavender, Rosemary, Clary Sage, other citrus oils, Citronella
Chemical notes: Monoterpenes

Summary of Benefits & Cautions

Physical Uses and Benefits
Antiseptic, antibacterial, aperitif, febrifuge, restorative, tonic, refreshing, uplifting
Physical uses:
Fevers, sore throat, rheumatism, digestive stimulant
Emotional Uses and Benefits
Depression, uplifting, restorative, fatigue
Skin and Hair Care
Oily skin, congested skin, acne, boils, chilblains, cuts, mouth ulcers, throat infections
Expressed oil is phototoxic; distilled oil is not
Minimum age: 2 years or older
Lime essential oil profile

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