Lime (Cold Pressed) Essential Oil

Distillation Method:
Cold Pressed
Country of Origin:
Mexico
Plant Part:
Rind
Latin Name:
Citrus aurantifolia
Cultivation:
Naturally Grown

About the Oil: We have two Lime essential oils: one steam distilled and cold-pressed from lime peels. This cold-pressed oil has a great sweet-tart citrus brightness, similar to that of the fresh fruit.

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10mL
$9.21
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30mL
$15.80
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60mL
$27.43
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120mL
$48.94
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Sample
$2.06
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Drops per ml

Blending Tips

61

Chemical Families

Monoterpenes
96.95%
Sesquiterpenes
2.40%
Esters
0.65%

Primary Constituents

limonene
66.35%
gamma terpinene
13.83%
beta pinene
7.93%
terpinolene
4.32%
beta terpineol
2.72%
Description

ABOUT THE PLANT

This small fragrant evergreen tree is native to many tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. It reaches 4.5 meters in height with sharp spines, smooth, stiff leaves and small white flowers. The fruit is half the size of a typical lemon and a pale green color.

ABOUT THE OIL

Lime essential oil can be steam distilled, which filters out the phototoxic components, or cold-pressed, which retains the fresh fruit aroma. Fresh, tangy and fragrantly emphatic, this lime essential oil shares much of its therapeutic profile with its citrus cousin, the lemon, and has many of the same astringent, toning and mood elevating properties.

OF INTEREST

Originally from Asia, the lime tree was introduce to Europe by the Moors. British ships transporting limes were often called "lime juicers" as crews depended heavily on the lime's high vitamin C content to reduce scurvy during long voyages. Today, it is cultivated in Italy, Africa, the West Indies and the Americas.

Distilled lime oil is extensively used in flavoring food and beverages, especially soft drinks like ginger ale and colas, where as cold-pressed lime is used in high-grade men's toiletries and perfumery.

Therapeutic Properties

GENERAL

  • strengthens and revives the body systems
  • protects cells against oxidative damage

SKIN CARE

  • neutralizes microbes
  • firms and contracts exposed tissue
  • reduces moisture loss
  • tones and restores venous circulation
  • promotes the healing of tissues
  • Indicated for: oily skin, acne, cellulite, fluid retention

IMMUNE SYSTEM

  • neutralizes microbes
  • reduces body temperature
  • stimulates the immune system

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

  • opens respiratory passages

MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

  • soothes sore muscles, tendons and joints
  • diminishes swelling

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

  • promotes urination
  • helps maintain kidney action
  • assists in cleansing and detoxifying the body
  • tonifies the digestive system

LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

  • assists in the tissue-cleaning action of the lymphatic system
  • assists the body's natural eliminatory response
  • helps to reduce excess build-up of fluid in the body

NERVOUS SYSTEM

  • calms the nervous system
  • lessens anxiety
  • reduces stress
  • uplifting
  • improves mood
  • strengthens
  • enlivens
  • sharpens the mind
  • promotes clarity of thought

ENERGETICS

  • Lime essential oil is cooling.

SUBTLE AROMATHERAPY

  • Coldp-ressed and distilled lime are ideal for fatigue and a tired mind, especially in cases of apathy, anxiety and depression.
Application

INHALATION

  • direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer
  • Immune supporting and cooling, lime oil can enhance the body's healing capacity and vitality during cold and flu season. Lime's refreshing yet not-too-sweet properties can assist with enhancing mental clarity and alertness and can also promote feelings of positivity, calm and harmony.

TOPICAL

  • massage, compress, bath, skincare
  • Indicated for: oily skin, acne, cellulite, fluid retention
  • Lime essential oil enhances circulation, assisting in the smoothing of adipose tissue.
  • Note that like other citrus oils, cold pressed Lime may be photosensitizing.
Aromatherapy Details

The cold-pressed oil has a great, sweet-tart citrus brightness, with an uplifting fruity middle note, and a cool, clean finish similar to that of the fresh fruit. There is also a steam-distilled version; the result offers a subtler, brighter, floral and less sweet oil.

Lime essential oil blends well with copaiba balsam, spearmint oil, ylang ylang oil and eucalyptus radiata.

Safety

This oil is non-toxic and non-irritating. As with other citrus oils, cold pressed Lime oil may be photo sensitizing, therefore exposure to sunlight should be limited for 24 hours where it has been applied to the skin. If ingesting for medicinal purposes, consultation with a physician is recommended. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.

If pregnant consult with a physician prior to use.