Lime: Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.)
Why Lime? The sharp and refreshing aroma of lime aromatherapy essential oil will float you off to a beachfront hut in the Florida Keys! A cleansing and refreshing citrus, lime essential oil is the perfect addition to your all-natural home cleaning kit.
Quality Assured: Our organic lime essential oil is responsibly sourced from Mexico. The essential oil is cold pressed from the peel of the unripe fruit; this is preferred for therapeutic purposes. Every batch of oil is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and produced without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Additionally, our expert aromatherapists here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally assess all of our oils—using touch, taste, smell, and lab analyses—to ensure that your essential oil is suitable for use and entirely free of adulterants.
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How to Use
Benefits: Limonene is the primary aromatic constituent in citrus plants, including lime, which gives lime its iconic citrusy aroma. Lime essential oil is also a wonderful and refreshing oil to mix into homemade products such as an aftershave or aromatic room spray.
Regulatory Status: Lime essential oil is listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.
How to Store Your Oil: Keep your essential oils stored in a cool dark place. Lime (and all citrus oils), pine, and juniper should all be stored in the fridge to prevent oxidation. If an oil spoils from heat and oxidizes, it can cause skin irritation.
Oils That Blend Well With Lime: Try blending the refreshing and citrusy aroma of lime essential oil with
lemon Citrus limonum
bergamot Citrus aurantium var. bergamia
clary sage Salvia sclarea
citronella Cymbopogon nardus
lavender Lavandula angustifolia
lemongrass Cymbopogon flexuosum
neroli Citrus aurantium var. amara
rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis
LIME LIBSON WATER:
Rose Rosa damascena oil: 100 drops
Lime Citrus aurantiifolia oil: 20 drops
Sweet orange Citrus sinensis oil: 20 drops
Alcohol like vodka, grappa, or everclear: 8 ounces
Mix all the oils together, bottle, and leave in a cool place such as the refrigerator for at least 14 days before use. This formula has several uses, including a refreshing splash all over the body, an aftershave, a room spray, a skin wash, and a fragrant addition to a bath or the laundry water. You also can soak cloths in the liquid and then refrigerate for a cooling refresher or use while traveling, especially when flying, to hydrate.
Love the refreshing and cleansing qualities of lime essential oil? Check out this free eBook on green spring cleaning from the American College of Healthcare Sciences: