Lime is often used for its uplifting and invigorating properties. When diffused, the sweet, clean citrus aroma can clear your mind and encourage mental energy. It can also help support a healthy immune system.
The health benefits of Lime essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, aperitif, bactericidal, disinfectant, febrifuge, hemostatic, restorative, and a tonic substance.
The essential oil of lime is extracted by cold compression of fresh lime peels or by steam distillation of its dried peels. The scientific name of lime is Citrus aurantifolia. It is composed of compounds like alpha pinene, beta pinene, myrcene, limonene, terpinolene, cineole, linalool, borneol, citral, neral acetate, and geranyl acetate.
Cold Pressed Lime essential oil is phototoxic. To avoid this, we recommend a maximum dilution of 0.7% for topical applications.