Lime essential oil has a sharp, mouth-watering, citrus peel aroma that is energising, revitalising and refreshing to both the body and mind. Known for its relationship in supporting the immune system, the oil is also useful for oily and acne prone skin and as an antiseptic.
- Latin Name
- Citrus Aurantifolia
- Essential oil by cold expression of the peel of the unripe fruit.
- Limonene, pinenes, camphene, sabinene, citral, cymene, ceneols, linalol among others.
This small evergreen tree can grow up to 4.5 metres in height, has sharp stiff spines and smooth green leaves with white flowers.
Lime shares many of its fine qualities with the lemon and was used for similar purposes including fevers, infections, sore throats, colds among other ailments. A good source of vitamin C, limes are available all year round, they are usually smaller and more sour than the lemon.