Botanical Name: Citrus latifolia
Parts Used: Fruit Peel
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Aroma Strength: Medium
Oil Consistency: Thin
Scent: Fresh, crisp, and tart citrus scent - reminiscent of the fruit
LIME essential oil shares the same properties as lemon. Lime is cleansing and refreshing and makes a lovely tonic for the skin. It has strong disinfectant and antibacterial properties making it very popular in household cleaning products and very helpful in treating wounds, cuts, colds, and other infections. It is often used on dull skin to brighten it up as it has mild bleaching actions. Lime is often used in aromatherapy to clear the mind, keep the brain alert and focused, and relieve stress or anxiety.
Quick Tip #1: Blend 2 drops of Lime with 1/2 teaspoon jojoba oil and apply to the skin. The lime will help remove impurities while the jojoba will promote new skin cell growth. This works well for acne or other skin issues.
Quick Tip #2: To treat bleeding cuts or wounds add 1-2 drops of lime essential oil to a cold compress. Place on the area of concern.
- Do not use undiluted; it can irritate the skin If you have extremely sensitive skin, perform a skin patch test before use
- Lime essential oil is phototoxic; this means that if you apply it to the skin and go out into the sun it can lead to sunburns, uneven darkening of the skin, or blistering
- When using phototoxic oils on the skin it is best to stay out of direct sunlight for at least 12 hours
- Lime should never be used undiluted; it may cause sensitization