Our organic distilled Lime essential oil is soft, zesty and tart with a touch of sweetness - it will keep much longer and will not oxidize as rapidly as cold pressed Citrus oils. Excellent in natural perfumery and a truly fine organic Citrus!
The origin of Lime, Citrus aurantiifolia, is believed to be in the East Indian Archipelago where it is found on almost all its islands. From there it is believed to have spread east to the west coast of South America, and west to East Africa, Iran, Egypt, Arabia, and southern Europe. It is very likely that Lime seeds from Europe were brought to the West Indies and Florida after the Americas were discovered, and from there Limes spread to Texas, Mexico, California, and Central and South America.
The aroma of Lime oil is said to have the ability to increase alertness, while the topical application of Lime oil in massage is said to have a relaxing, stress-relieving effect. Like many Citrus oils, it is comforting and familiar yet thoroughly uplifting and refreshing. Lime oil is also used in skincare (impure or oily skin, insect bites), for digestive discomfort, low energy, and for free and easy breathing.
Aromatic Profile: Soft, zesty, slightly fruity Lime aroma, more tart than sweet.
Appearance: Clear, transparent, mobile liquid.
Blends Well With: Angelica, Bergamot and other citrus oils, Carrot Seed, Citronella, Clary Sage, Geranium, Ginger, Juniper, Lavandin, Lavender, Lemongrass, Neroli, Nutmeg, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary,Vanilla, Verbena, Violet Leaf, Ylang Ylang.
Safety Considerations: Mildly Photosensitizing; skin sensitization if oxidized. Has GRAS status (Generally Recognized as Safe). Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.
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