Aromatherapy Essential Oils



Lime Essential Oil

Lime Essential Oil

Citrus aurantifolia



Properties:
Lime essential oil has a sharp, citrus peel smell and is pale yellow to light olive in color. It has a light consistency.

Origin:
It originated from Asia. It is now cultivated in most warm countries, especially Italy.

Extraction Method:
Lime essential oil can be extracted either by expression or by distillation.

Chemical composition:
A-pinene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene, terpinolene, 1,8-ceneole, linalool, borneol, citral and traces of neral acetate and geranyl acetate.

Therapeutic properties:
Antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, aperitif, bactericidal, disinfectant, febrifuge, haemostatic, restorative and tonic.

Uses:

  1. Lime oil is useful to cool fevers associated with colds, sore throats and flu and aids the immune system while easing coughs, bronchitis and sinusitis, as well as helping asthma. Lime oil can stimulate and refresh a tired mind and helps with depression.
  2. It can be helpful for arthritis, rheumatism and poor circulation, as well as for obesity and cellulite and has an astringent and toning action to clear oily skin and acne, and also helps with herpes, insect bites and cuts.

Precautions:

  • Cold Pressed Lime essential oil is phototoxic. Users should avoid direct sunlight after application.

Blends well with:

Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Palmarosa, Rosemary, Rosewood, Tangerine, Ylang-Ylang.