Lime, Key, Organic, Steam Distilled
Pure, Therapeutic Key Lime essential oil (also known as Mexican Lime), Organically Grown, Steam Distilled
Citrus aurantifolia or Citrus medica var. acida
Extraction method / Source
Steam Distilled / Fruit
Fresh, sharp, fruity citrus fragrance
Limonene 40 - 50%, Beta-pinene, Theta-terpinene, Citral, Sabinene, Myrcene
Botanical family: Rutaceae
Lime is a small evergreen which is believed to have originated in India and Burma, and was brought to Central and South America by the Polynesians. The trees grow to a height of 12 - 18 feet and produce dark green leaves, white flowers and acidic green fruits.
Regions of Production
USA, Sri Lanka
Trees are organically farmed. Fruits are tested after harvest for purity.
History / Fun Facts
Lime essential oil can be made in two ways: steam distillation or cold pressed. Distilled lime oil is used extensively in the food industry. Cold pressed lime oil is used in high grade perfumes and toiletries. Both are used in aromatherapy, and have different therapeutic properties.
Antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, bactericide, disinfectant, fever-reducing, hemostatic, insecticide, tonic.
Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits
Tones the skin, helps break down subcutaneous cellulite, reduces oily skin, helpful in the management of acne. Beneficial for treating throat infections and influenza (colds and flu), digestive problems, and fluid retention.
Uplifting, energizing, purifying. Helps ease stress, anxiety and mental fatigue. Recommended for mental and emotional clearing, promotes independence and the creation of emotional space. Moves one to action.
Modes of Administration
Topical: massage, compress, bath, skin care, gargle
Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer
Blends well with
Basil, Bay, Benzoin, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Ginger, Gingergrass, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Thyme, Ylang Yang
Non-toxic. Cold pressed lime essential oil can make the skin more sensitive to the sun. Take care not to get into the eyes.
This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.
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