Lime (Steam Distilled) Essential Oil

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  • Distillation Method: Steam
  • Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
  • Plant Part: Rind
  • Latin Name: Citrus aurantifolia
  • Cultivation: Certified Organic

About the Oil: This steam-distilled Lime essential oil is likened to ‘sweet lime candy’; a very fun aroma! Steam-distilled lime is safe for application to the skin without the photosensitivity cold-pressed citrus oils can produce, making it helpful for oily skin and acne care.

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Drops per ml
Blending Tips 62
Chemical Families
Monoterpenes 62.77%
Monoterpenols 34.52%
Sesquiterpenes 2.71%

Properties

Product Description

About The Plant

This small fragrant evergreen tree is native to many tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. It reaches 4.5 meters in height with sharp spines, smooth, stiff leaves and small white flowers. The fruit is half the size of a typical lemon and a pale green color.

About The Oil

Lime essential oil can be steam distilled, which filters out the  phototoxic components, or cold-pressed, which retains the fresh fruit aroma. Fresh, tangy and fragrantly emphatic, this lime essential oil shares much of its therapeutic profile with its citrus cousin, the lemon, and has many of the same astringent, toning and mood elevating properties. Distilled from South African limes, this essential oil has a particularly bright, zesty scent.

Of Interest

Originally from Asia, the lime tree was introduce to Europe by the Moors. British ships transporting limes were often called "lime juicers" as crews depended heavily on the lime's high vitamin C content to reduces scurvy during long voyages. Today, it is cultivated in Italy, Africa, the West Indies and the Americas.

Distilled lime oil is extensively used in flavoring food and beverages, especially soft drinks like ginger ale and colas, where as cold-pressed lime is used in high-grade men's toiletries and perfumery.

Therapeutic Properties

GENERAL

strengthens and revives the body systems
protects cells against oxidative damage

SKIN CARE

neutralizes microbes
firms and contracts exposed tissue
reduces moisture loss
tones and restores venous circulation
promotes the healing of tissues
Indicated for: oily skin, acne, cellulite, fluid retention

IMMUNE SYSTEM

neutralizes microbes
reduces body temperature
stimulates the immune system

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

opens respiratory passages

MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

soothes sore muscles, tendons and joints
diminishes swelling

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

promotes urination
helps maintain kidney action
assists in cleansing and detoxifying the body
tonifies the digestive system

LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

assists in the tissue cleaning action of the lymphatic system
assists the body's natural eliminatory response
helps to reduce excess buildup of fluid in the body

NERVOUS SYSTEM

calms the nervous system
lessens anxiety
reduces stress
uplifting
improves mood
strengthens
enlivens
sharpens the mind
promotes clarity of thought

ENERGETICS

Lime essential oil is cooling.

SUBTLE AROMATHERAPY

Cold-pressed and distilled lime are ideal for fatigue and a tired mind, especially in cases of apathy, anxiety and depression.

Application

INHALATION

direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer
Immune supporting and cooling, lime oil can enhance the body's healing capacity and vitality during cold and flu season. Lime's refreshing yet not-too-sweet properties can assist with enhancing mental clarity and alertness and can also promote feelings of positivity, calm and harmony.

TOPICAL

massage, compress, bath, skincare
Indicated for: oily skin, acne, cellulite, fluid retention
Lime essential oil enhances circulation, assisting in the smoothing of adipose tissue.

Aromatherapy Details

Lime essential oil blends well with copaiba balsam, spearmint oil, ylang ylang oil and eucalyptus radiata.

Safety

Generally non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.

If pregnant consult with a physician prior to use.

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