Lime is often chosen as an alternative to lemon because of its wonderful scent. Mentally and physically uplifting, it is often recommended for stress-related fatigue. Can be used by students or drivers to maintain concentration and alertness. Has an affinity with the respiratory system and is a powerful antiseptic but care must be taken if the skin is sensitive.
Source: Citrus aurantifolia is sourced from Mexico.
Extraction: Lime essential oil is distilled from the highly acidic juice-emulsion that results from crushing the small sour whole fruits of Citrus aurantifolia rutaceae.
Aroma: Lime essential oil has a sharp, sweet citrus peel scent.
Uses: Massage, baths, vaporisation and may be added to base emollients. Lime Essential Oil makes an excellent warming bath in winter, or a refreshing energising bath in summer.
It can be applied as a poultice for fever or inhaled to relieve congestion.
Blends well with: Citronella, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary, Vanilla and Ylang Ylang.
Caution: Lime essential oil should be used in moderation as it may irritate skin, especially if it is exposed to sunshine after application. Always ensure proper dilution. Store in a cool dark place.