Description: Expressed Key Lime essential oil is from Mexico is one of the most affordable essential oils, is known for its fresh, energizing, mood-lifting, and cheerful aroma. It’s a favorite among blenders because a little amount goes a long way in giving the resulting blend a sweet, fruity scent. For years, lime essential oil has been used in aromatherapy to relieve irritation, worry, stress, and depression. When inhaled, the vapors have a cleansing effect on the mind, body, and spirit. Lime essential oil is often diffused with a vaporizer to relieve stress, exhaustion, anxiety and depression. Its aromatic effect is uplifting to the mind and stimulating to the senses; improving memory, acuteness, and concentration. The vapors of lime oil can also be inhaled directly, in moderation, where they go directly to the brain to calm the nerves, rest the body, and induce peaceful sleep. Lime is known to inspire proper body functioning by toning up muscles, tissues, and the skin, as well as the respiratory, circulatory, nervous, digestive, excretory, and immune systems. The oil restores the health and strength of weak organs and systems throughout the body and is thus very beneficial to patients recovering from long bouts of illness or injury. When Expressed Lime Oil applied to muscles, tendons, and joints, lime oil also alleviates the inflammation and pain that results from applying too much pressure to these areas and, therefore, inhibits the development of complications like rheumatism and arthritis.

Botanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia

Plant Part: Peel or Zest.

Extraction Method: Expressed

Odor and Appearance: Bright yellow, thin liquid with a clean, fresh and citrusy top fragrance note.

Country of origin: Mexico

Main Constituents: limonene, beta-pinene, gamma-terpinene, citral, and terpinolene

Common Uses: 

  1. Aromatherapy: Key Lime essential oil is often used in aromatherapy to uplift and invigorate the mind. It has a bright, citrusy scent that can help reduce stress and anxiety.
  2. Cleaning: Due to its natural antibacterial properties and fresh scent, Key Lime oil can be added to homemade cleaning products to disinfect surfaces and leave them smelling clean.
  3. Skin Care: When properly diluted with a carrier oil, Key Lime oil can be used topically to promote a healthy complexion. It may help with oily skin and acne due to its astringent properties.
  4. Room Fragrance: Diffusing Key Lime essential oil can freshen the air in your home, eliminate odors, and create a cheerful atmosphere.
  5. Cooking: Food-grade Key Lime essential oil can be used as a flavoring agent in cooking and baking. It adds a burst of citrus flavor to a variety of dishes, desserts, and beverages.
  6. Beverages: A drop or two of Key Lime essential oil can be added to water, tea, cocktails, and other beverages to enhance their flavor.
  7. Hair Care: Some people incorporate Key Lime oil into hair care products to add a pleasant citrus scent and potentially improve scalp health.
  8. Stress Relief: Inhaling the aroma of Key Lime oil through diffusion or aromatherapy can help reduce stress and promote relaxation.

Note: Top note.

Blends well with: Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, Lavender.

Contraindications: Similar to other citrus oils, lime oil is considered safe for most skin types. It can also be safely inhaled or added to food in small amounts. However, experts strongly advise against using the oil recklessly. For instance, before applying to the skin, it’s important to do a patch test to ensure you’re not allergic to any of lime’s chemical ingredients. Lime essential oil is said to be non-toxic, but ingestion should only be done under the supervision of a physician, who will prescribe the proper dosage depending on your body and your condition. Lime oil can cause irritation to the eyes, the mucous membrane and sensitive skin. It should only be used when diluted with a favorable carrier oil, such as Jojoba or Coconut. Little is known about the effects of using lime oil during pregnancy and breastfeeding. You should, therefore, seek professional advice before making any habitual commitments.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*

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