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This uplifting citrus oil has a pleasant fresh, green aroma with citrus undertones. It is expressed from the semi-ripe peel of the fruit of limes cultivated in Peru. It is considered a lymphatic stimulant so may be used for the treatment of water retention and cellulite.
Its a very refreshing oil and uplifting so ideal for fatigue and a tired mind especially when there is apathy. Its astringent qualities counteract overproduction of sebum making it very useful to treat oily skin and its antibacterial property is useful for treating acne.
Its antimicrobial properties make it a useful oil to include in treating throat infections and flu. Its a tonic for the digestive system (like most citrus oils) so it is recommended for digestive problems.
BOTANICAL NAME: Citrus Aurantifolia
PLANT FAMILY: Rutaceae
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Peru
METHOD OF EXTRACTION: Expressed from the semi-ripe peel
AROMA CHARACTERISTICS: Sharp and bitter sweet. The expressed oil gives a cleaner and fresher fragrance with green top notes and citrus undertones.
ODOUR INTENSITY: Medium
CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS: Linalool, Terpineol (Alcohols), Citral (Aldehyde), Linalyl acetate (Ester), Bergaptene (Lactone), Limonene, Pinene, Sabinene, Terpinoline (Terpenes).
BLENDS WELL WITH: Blends well with other citrus oils and also with neroli, lavender, geranium, ylang ylang, rosemary cypress and rosewood.
SAFETY INFORMATION: Lime oil is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitising. The expressed essential oil is phototoxic therefore do not use on skin exposed to direct sunlight.
INGREDIENTS: Contains 100% lime essential oil