Lime, Persian, Organic, Cold Pressed
Therapeutic Organic Persian Lime essential oil
Botanical name : Citrus aurantifolia
Extraction method / Source : Cold pressed / Peel of the fruit (Pressing without heat preserves the aromatic and therapeutic properties of the oil )
Aroma : Fresh, sharp, fruity citrus fragrance
Note classification : Top Odor Intensity : 3
Key constituents : Limonene 42 - 50%, Terpinolene, Beta-pinene, Alpha-pinene, 1,8 Cineole
Plant description : 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, Italy
Growing Practices : Trees are organically farmed. Fruits are tested after harvest for purity.
Properties : 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 cellulite, reduces oily skin, helpful in the treatment of acne. Beneficial for treating throat infections and influenza, digestive problems, and fluid retention. Helps strengthen the nerves and motivates one to action. Can be taken orally in very small amounts under the direction of a health care professional trained in the safe use of essential oils.
Modes of Administration : Topical : massage, compress, bath, skin care, gargle. Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, aromatherapy inhaler
Fragrant influences: Uplifting, energizing, purifying. Helps ease stress, anxiety and mental fatigue. Recommended for mental and emotional clearing, promotes independence and the creation of emotional space.
Safety : Cold pressed lime essential oil can make the skin more sensitive to the sun. Take care not to get into the eyes.
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 yYang
History / Fun Facts : There are two main types of limes. Persian limes are large and seedless. The other type includes Key, West Indian and Mexican cultivars, which produce small, round, seedy fruits. Both are also sold fresh or as juice. Both are cold pressed or steam distilled for essential oils used in aromatherapy, and have different therapeutic properties.
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Notice : 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, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.
Precautions : Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets.