Lime Essential Oil
This lime essential oil is extracted from the fruit of the lime tree with the botanical name Citrus aurantifolia.
Traditionally, lime oil is believed to renew the mind.
During the 18th century Royal Navy ships used lime with it’s vitamin C content to help prevent scurvy.
What does lime essential oil smell like?
A refreshing and zesty citrus peel smell.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
Where has lime essential oil been sourced from?
This particular lime oil has originates from India.
How is lime essential oil extracted?
This lime oil is extracted by steam distillation.
This involves using steam from boiling water to extract the essential oil from the plant.
The heat from the steam causes the plant’s cell walls to open allowing the essential oil to be released.
What other oils blend well with lime essential oil?
Lime oil blends well with basil, bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, geranium, lavender, lemongrass, neroli, pamarosa, pine, rose, rosemary and rosewood.
How can I benefit from lime essential oil?
Although bitter tasting, the lime oil is cooling to the body.
It can be used to treat and reduce fevers associated with colds and flu.
It also aids the immune system while easing coughs, bronchitis and sinusitis.
Lime oil has stimulating and refreshing properties and may help with uplifting moods, improving concentration levels, combatting anxiety and depression.
It is also an effective treatment for arthritis, rheumatism and poor circulation, and may help with cellulite deposits.
It has an astringent and toning action that help clears oily and blemished skin and acne.
Lime oil can also help treat insect bites and cuts.
Are there precautions I should know about?
Exposure to sunlight should be avoided when using lime oil it as your your skin may burn more easily when exposed to direct sunlight. It can also be irritating to those who have sensitive skin.