Description: Mexico Lime oil produced by steam distillation of the juice and/or the whole crushed fruit of Citrus aurantifolia. Lime essential oil is well known across the world and are extensively used in pickles, jams, marmalades, sauces, squash, sorbets, desserts, beverages, cosmetics and a number of other industrial products. The essential oil of lime is composed of compounds like Alpha Pinene, Beta Pinene, Myrcene, Limonene, Terpinolene, Cineole, Linalool, Borneol, Citral, Neral Acetate and Geranyl Acetate. The health benefits of Lime Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, aperitif, bactericidal, disinfectant, haemostatic, restorative and tonic substance. Lime essential oil, since it is an antiallergenic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antitussive, cicatrisant, fungicidal and antiseptic substance, can help cure the cause of fever and eventually reduce the fever, thereby acting as a febrifuge. 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 Mexico Lime oil is 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: Steam Distillation.
Odor and Appearance: A colorless to greenish yellow liquid having the characteristic odor of lime.
Country of origin: Mexico
Main Constituents: limonene, beta-pinene, gamma-terpinene, and citral.
- Aromatherapy: Lime essential oil is popular in aromatherapy for its energizing and mood-lifting properties. Inhaling its aroma can help reduce stress, anxiety, and improve overall mental clarity and focus.
- Cleaning: Lime oil’s natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties make it a useful ingredient in natural cleaning products. It can be added to homemade cleaning solutions to disinfect surfaces and leave a fresh scent.
- Skin Care: Lime essential oil can be diluted with a carrier oil and applied topically to the skin. It may help with acne and oily skin due to its astringent properties. However, it should be used with caution on the skin, as it can be photosensitive and may increase sensitivity to sunlight.
- Room Freshener: Lime oil can be diffused to freshen the air in your home, eliminate odors, and create a lively and inviting atmosphere.
- Hair Care: Some people add a few drops of lime essential oil to their shampoo or conditioner for a citrusy scent and potential benefits for scalp health.
- Cooking: Lime essential oil is sometimes used as a flavoring agent in cooking and baking, especially in recipes where the fresh fruit is not readily available. It can add a burst of citrus flavor to dishes, beverages, and desserts.
- Respiratory Health: Inhaling steam infused with lime oil can help relieve symptoms of congestion and support respiratory health.
- Stress Relief: Lime essential oil’s bright and cheerful aroma can help reduce stress and anxiety when used in aromatherapy or diffused.
- Nail Care: Lime oil can be added to nail care products to promote healthy-looking nails and cuticles.
- Beverages: A drop or two of food-grade lime essential oil can be added to beverages like water, tea, or cocktails to enhance flavor.
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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