100% pure therapeutic grade
Botanical name: Citrus aurantifolia swingle
Plant part: peel
Extraction method: steam distilled
Description: Lime is a small evergreen tree with glossy leaves, similar to the lemon tree. It has small green fruit from which the rind is used to extract the oil.
Scent: fresh, sweet, citrus peel scent.
Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
This cold-pressed oil has a great sweet-tart citrus brightness, similar to that of the fresh fruit. It's sweet citrus aroma is considered uplifting and refreshing and can also be cooling and cleansing. It can be helpful with fever, infections, rheumatism, sore throat, colds, other respiratory infections, acne and other skin conditions. Lime is also a sharpener of the mind, bringing clarity of thought and focused concentration.
The essential oil is also useful for opening the breathing passages. Lime oil can be sprinkled in the shower, or inhaled from a steaming bowl of water for this effect. The oil blends nicely with Eucalyptus, giving a little fruity aroma to the herbaceous scents from the Eucalyptus trees. Their action would be complementary for the breathing passages.
Caution: Lime like other citrus oils, may be photosensitizing - exposure to sunlight should be limited for 72 hours where it has been applied to the skin.