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From Ananda Aromatherapy, pure Lime essential oil steam distilled or cold-pressed from lime peels,
grown in Mexico and Brazill. This steam distilled oil is likened to 'sweet lime candy', a very fun aroma. The cold-pressed oil has a great sweet-tart citrus brightness, similar to that of the fresh fruit. Steam distilled lime is able to be applied to the skin without the photosensitivity cold-pressed citrus oils can produce, making it helpful for acne care.
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essential oil is cold-pressed from the rind of ripe lime - the fruit of a small evergreen
tree native to many tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. It is a yellow/clear liquid with a fresh,
sweet citrus aroma, which is considered uplifting and refreshing. Like essential
oil of Lemon, Lime oil is cooling and cleansing.
Lime oil may be used interchangeably with lemon oil, though it certainly has its own characteristic flavor and aroma. It can be helpful with fever, infections, sore throat,
colds, etc. It is also helpful in cases of rheumatism. Lime is also a sharpener of the mind, bringing clarity
of though and focused concentration. Lime oil is often used as a flavoring agent in drinks as well as Asian and Indian cooking.
Lime oil may be helpful with acne. A drop of essential oil per two teaspoons of Witch Hazel makes and excellent, anti-bacterial astringent. Store in a mixing bottle and apply a small amount twice a day. Witch Hazel is a plant extract found grocery stores, though we recommend natural varieties without additives (Email Us if you are looking it - we sometimes keep it in stock for blending).
The essential oil is also though useful for opening the breathing passages. Lime can be sprinkled in the shower, or inhaled from a steaming bowl of water for this effect. The oil would blend nicely with Eucalyptus varieties, giving a little fruity aroma to the herbaceous scents from the Eucalyptus trees. Their action would be complementary for the breathing passages; the sweetness of the Lime oil would soften the intensity of the cineol, the primary component of Eucalyptus.
Note that like other citrus oils, cold pressed Lime may be photosensitizing - exposure to sunlight should be limited
for 72 hours where it has been applied to the skin.
||Diffuse or apply Lime
essential oil topically; can be taken internally - dilute in water.
||Lime is noted to be anti rheumatic, anti scorbutic, antiseptic, antiviral,
bactericidal, febrifuge, restorative, and have general tonic action.
|Can be supportive in cases of acne and other skin conditions, poor joint
circulation, dyspepsia, colds and other respiratory infections.
||Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic
reaction. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician. Although only the distilled variety
(which this is not) is known to be photo-sensitizing, one should still test to see if photosensitization
of this cold-pressed variety essential oil occurs.
|For measuring blends using % concentrations, or for measuring fractions of milliliters, see measuring essential oils. Lime oil mixes well with neroli, citronella, lavender, rosemary, clary sage
and other citrus oils.
|All oils from Ananda Aromatherapy are therapeutic grade,
meaning they are produced to the highest quality standards possible. Our essential oils are
chosen for their integrity (all chemical constituents important for aromatherapy are intact), ecological
'soundness' (many are claimed organic, certified organic, or wild grown), and wonderful
aromas. You may order a sample of any oil before trying larger amounts. Most samples are about .75ml; exotic
oils such as Melissa, Rose, Angelica and Jasmine are only a few drops, but certainly enough to enjoy their
*The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of this oil or any products from The Ananda Apothecary. The information presented here is for educational purposes of traditional uses and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.