HighlightsQualities: Activating, refreshing & stimulating; antiseptic
Aroma: Bright, citrus-y, & sweet
Perfume note: Unknown
Origin: Sri Lanka
Cultivation method: Certified Organic Cultivation Definitions
Like many other citrus oils, Lime is antiseptic, antiviral, and antibacterial. It is a digestive stimulant when distilled and used in many aperitif and digestif beverages. This lime essential oil is expressed (cold-pressed), and contains terpenes and esters. When used topically, it is both an astringent and toner, most beneficial to oily skin types. Its restorative and uplifting scent may ease anxiety, depression, and exhaustion. Wonderful in inhalers or blended with peppermint to ease sluggishness, apathy, and boost mental focus. This expressed essential oil is photo-sensitizing. When proper dilution ratios are observed, lime essential oil is safe to use topically provided sun exposure is limited.
Parts Used: Peel
Dominant Biochemical Components: Limonene, Gamma-Terpenine, Beta-Pinene, y-Terpinene, Sabinene, Alpha-Pinene, Geranial
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Camphor, Carrot Seed, Cassia, Chamomile (German & Roman), Citronella, Cinnamon, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Verbena, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Pine, Ravensara, Rose, Rosemary, Sae, Tangerine, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
Specific Oil Precautions: Skin can become sensitized with oxidized oils. Old or oxidized oils should be avoided. Moderate risk of phototoxicity. Use at a maximum dilution of 0.7%-if using above this ratio, avoid skin exposure to sunlight or tanning beds for 12 hours. May be photocarcinogenic.
Essential oils are powerful plant essences that can be used in many ways. From massage oils to room sprays, to skincare to aromatherapeutic blends, these oils are as versatile as they are diverse. When using essential oils by breathing/inhaling their aromas, they are normally used at full strength. Yet when applying them directly on the skin, the large majority of them MUST be diluted. Because essential oils are so powerful, we do not recommend using them internally.
Essential oils are also the basis of natural perfumery and can be used to make aromatic, bespoke blends for every individual who wishes to embark into the world of natural essences.
Here is a link to Kolya's ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDING CHART, to understand basic blending ratios.
Storage: Always keep tightly sealed in a cool, dark place. Heat, oxygen, and light degrade the product.
General Precautions: Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. In general, when using essential oils, use caution when dealing with epilepsy & asthma. We highly recommend caution using essential oils during pregnancy. Avoid the use of essential oils in the first trimester.
General Usage: Please avoid the use of essential oils with babies. Before using essential oils with children, ensure each oil is age appropriate and is used responsibly. Many authors have different opinions on this subject, so we suggest you research multiple sources.
We recommend doing a patch test before using an essential oil for the first time. Do not use essential oils on sensitive areas of the skin & keep away from eyes. If any negative reaction occurs, DO NOT RINSE WITH WATER, but rather dilute the area immediately by applying any vegetable oil /carrier oil (coconut, olive oil, etc) to the affected area.
*Though we have provided the aforementioned precautions, they may not be comprehensive and therefore it is each individuals responsibility to research any oils they choose to use. Kolya Naturals ( owned and operated as part of Optimum Health Choices Inc. &/or Optimum Naturals Inc. ) is not responsible for any adverse reactions that may be experienced by using these essential oils.
The information contained on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your doctor or another qualified healthcare practitioner. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or prescribe medication. This information has not been evaluated by Health Canada.
100% pure Citrus x aurantifolia expressed essential oil that can be used for therapeutic &/or aromatic purposes.