Botanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia
Plant Part: Peel
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Description: This is a small evergreen tree that produces a small, bitter fruit very similar to Lemon. The fruits themselves are green in color with a green fleshy interior.
Color: Yellow Green
Common Uses: Lime essential oil has a crisp, refreshing citrus scent that has been used by aromatherapists for its uplifting and revitalizing properties. It can also act as an astringent on skin where it is reputed to help clear oily skin.
Aroma Strength: Medium Strength
Blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium Bourbon, Grapefruit Pink Lavender (all types), Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Orange Sweet, Palmarosa, Rosemary Rosewood, Tangerine, Ylang-Ylang
Aromatic Scent: Lime has a crisp, sweet, fresh smell characteristic of citrus products.
History: Lime has been used historically to prevent sailors long at sea from developing scurvy.
Cautions: Cold Pressed Lime essential oil is phototoxic. Users should avoid direct sunlight after application.