Description: Lime is a small evergreen tree that produces a small, bitter fruit very similar to Lemon. The fruits themselves are green in color with a green fleshy interior.
Common Uses: Lime Essential Oil has a crisp, refreshing citrus scent that has been used by aromatherapists for its uplifting and revitalizing properties. It can also act as an astringent on skin where it is reputed to help clear oily skin.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Grapefruit Pink, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Orange Sweet, Palmarosa, Rose Absolutes, Rosemary, Rosewood, Tangerine, Vetiver and Ylang-ylang.
Aromatic Scent: Lime Essential Oil has a crisp, sweet, fresh smell characteristic of citrus products.
History: Lime has been used historically to prevent sailors long at sea from developing scurvy.
Cautions: Lime Essential Oil is considered phototoxic. Users should avoid direct sunlight after application. Avoid use during pregnancy.