LIME (Rind of fruit) Citrus aurantifolia
Lime Essential Oil has a sharp, citrus peel smell and is pale yellow to light olive in colour; and blends well with other oils.
This clear smelling citrus oil can help lift depression and lighten your mood when feeling blue. It is used to fight cellulite and to tone the skin in general.
Lime oil is useful to cool fevers associated with colds, sore throats and flu and aids the immune system while easing coughs bronchitis and sinusitis, as well as helping asthma it is a useful antiseptic oil.
Lime oil can stimulate and refresh a tired mind and helps with depression.
It can be helpful for arthritis, rheumatism and poor circulation, as well as for obesity and to fight cellulite and has an astringent and toning action to clear oily skin and acne, and also helps with herpes, insect bites and cuts.
Lime essential oil blends well with
Although most essential oils blend well with one another, Lime oil blends particularly well with Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Orange, Rosemary and Ylang Ylang.
The therapeutic properties of Lime Essential Oil are antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, aperitif, bactericidal, disinfectant, febrifuge, haemostatic, restorative and tonic.
Therapeutic properties explained
The main constituents in the distilled Lime oil, like the one we sell is a-pinene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene, terpinolene, 1,8-ceneole, linalool, borneol, citral and traces of neral acetate and geranyl acetate.
Our Lime Essential Oil is obtained by steam distillation of the fruit rinds and since it is distilled it does not have a phototoxic effect on the skin and originates from Brazil.
Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing if the oil is obtained by steam extraction, yet the oil obtained from cold expression can cause photosensitivity in strong sunshine and can irritate the skin. Our Lime Essential Oil is distilled.