BOTANICAL NAME: citrus aurantifolia
ORIGIN: Brazil, Italy, Mexico, North America, West Indies
PARTS USED: peel of fruit
EXTRACTION METHOD: cold-pressed
FRAGRANCE: citrus, sweet, zesty
BLENDS WELL WITH: bay, birch, carrot, citronella, clary sage, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, mandarin, neroli, nutmeg, rosemary, tangerine.
AROMATIC BENEFITS: anxiety, cheering, cleansing, concentration, energizing, equalizing, exhaustion, invigorating, refreshing, stimulating, uplifting.
MAGICAL USES: physical energy, protection, purification.
PHYSICAL USES: antibacterial, antibiotic, antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, dandruff, headaches, normal skin, oily skin, rheumatism, toning.
The Essential Oil of Lime is extracted by cold compression of fresh peels of lime or by steam distillation of its dried peels. The Essential Oil of Lime is composed of compounds like Alpha Pinene, Beta Pinene, Myrcene, Limonene, Terpinolene, Cineole, Linalool, Borneol, Citral, Neral Acetate, and Geranyl Acetate.
Antibacterial: kills or inhibits bacteria.
Antidepressant: an agent that prevents or counteracts depression.
Antioxidant: Any substance that acts to slow or prevent the oxidation of another chemical.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Astringent: a substance that draws tissue together, restricting the flow of blood.
Disinfectant: a substance that kills germs and/or viruses.
Febrifuge: reduces fever.
Haemostatic: Bringing about contraction of tissues, especially to stop bleeding.
Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.
Safety Warning: Phototoxic. May irritate sensitive skin. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.