Lime Citrus aurantifolia  Essential Oil Information

Citrus aurantifolia

Lime Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Citrus aurantifolia

 

Mexico

Rind/peel








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Cold pressed

Warm Green

Thin

Medium








Fragrance

Fresh, citrusy, sweet, slightly tart












Benefits

Treats fevers, infections, sore throats and boosts immunity. Use for acne, asthma, chilblains, colds, dull skin, flu, and varicose veins.















Blends Well With

Citronella, Lemon, Orange, Neroli, Lavender, Rosemary, Clary Sage, Vanilla














Constituents

a-pinene, B-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, y-terpinene, terpinolene, octanal, nonanal, tetradecanal, pentadecanal, trans-a-bergaptene, caryophyllene, B-bisabolene, geranial, neryl acetate, geranyl acetate, a-terpineo, linalool













Properties

Antibacterial, antirheumatic, antiscorbutic, antiseptic, antiviral, febrifuge, restorative















Safety

May be photo sensitizing; exposure to sunlight should be limited for 24 hours where it has been applied to the skin.











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