BOTANICAL NAME: Citrus aurantifolia
PLANT PART: Fruit peel
EXTRACTION METHOD: Cold Pressed and then Steam Distilled
DESCRIPTION: A clear to light yellow liquid
AROMATIC SUMMARY: A top note with a medium aroma, it has zesty, sweet, fresh scent characteristic of the fruit
BLENDSWITH: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Rosemary, Vetiver and Ylang-ylang.
BENEFITS AND USES: Lime has a refreshing and energizing aroma with purifying properties that make it ideal for treating acne .It’s cheerful fresh aroma is said to be effective in cleansing the aura.
FACTS OF INTEREST: Also known as Key Lime, Citrus aurantifolia is a small evergreen tree that produces a small, sour fruit very similar to Lemon, and like lemon, has a high content of citric acid, but typically less ascorbic acid. This Lime has a strong, sweet fragrance. Historically, limes were brought back to Europe by Columbus. They were used to prevent sailors from developing scurvy, which is how the British, a sea-faring nation, earned the nickname ‘Limey’.
Cautions: This oil has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin. This oil should not be used by those who are pregnant or under the care of a physician. Dilute well before use; for external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.