Lime Expressed Essential Oil, Mexico

  • 10 ml     259 Thai Baht
  • 30 ml     579 Thai Baht
  • 100 ml   1,559 Thai Baht

  •           Lime Mexico is also known as Key Lime and is sourer than the sweet Persian type Limes. It is smaller, has a thin peel and the fruit has an intensely sour taste as a juice and flavoring for drinks and foods. The essential oil is sharper than most Citrus oils. Today Key Lime is produced mainly in Mexico, Peru, the West Indies (Caribbean Islands) and Thailand while sweet Lime is produced mainly in Florida U.S. and Brazil.

  •           Lime essential oil is known as a stimulant for the lymphatic system. When combined with a hormone balancing essential oil such as Geranium or Fennel it can be a beneficial in formulations for cellulite.


Lime 100% Pure Essential Oil, Mexico

Botanical Name:  Citrus aurantifolia (Christm. et Panz) Swingle, fam. Rutaceae
Origin:                  Mexico
Method of Extraction: Expressed
Parts used:           Peel
Color: Green to Green Amber Color
Perfumery Note:  Top             
Consistency:        Thin
Aromatic Description: Fresh Citrusy Sour Aroma
Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Carrot Seed, Citronella, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Lemon, Ginger, Juniper Berry, Kaffir Lime, Lavandin, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Rose Geranium, Rosemary, Rosewood, Tagetes, Ylang Ylang
Initial Strength:   Medium/Strong
Class:           Monoterpene

          In skin care is an astringent and antibacterial used to treat oily acne prone skin (read cautions below). It differs from Orange essential oil in that it reduces the amount of sebum the skin produces. Lime is also used for viral outbreaks like Herpes, chicken pox, shingles, and a treatment for minor cuts and insect bites suggesting some antiviral antibacterial and disinfectant qualities.
          It also works well against respiratory infections. Lime stimulates the body's immune system by increasing white blood cell production, opens airways and fights infection.
          The aroma of Lime increases production of digestive juices and feelings of hunger. It is useful to treat loss of appetite or anorexia or to diffuse into the air before a large meal.
          Lime essential oil can improve circulation and reduce pain in muscles and joints in rubs.
          In pest control it can repel lice, fleas and other insects.
Note: Most essential oils cannot be taken internally, but even when they can, essential oils are highly concentrated and require dilution, special training and caution that Aroma & More does not yet provide. You can never drink any essential oils at 100% strength or diluted in water-based liquids.

Caution: Lime expressed oil contains bergaptene which is phototoxic. A typical reaction is an increased risk of sunburn. It is recommended to cover or avoid sunlight on areas of skin treated with Lime Expressed for 12 to 24 hours. Citrus oils have short shelf lives and can cause skin sensitivity if old or oxidized. Essential oils can be harmful if used improperly. Information is provided for educational purposes only. It is up to the customer to determine if the product is right for their intended purpose. Special consideration should be made before applying essential oils to pregnant women, children or the elderly. If under a doctor's care, please consult the physician before using essential oils. If applying to skin essential oils must be diluted correctly and Aroma & More recommends testing on a small area of skin to check for reaction before attempting a full body massage. Claims have not been evaluated by the FDA.

Essential oils known to be phototoxic:
Bergamot peel oil cold pressed
Fig Leaf absolute
Grapefruit oil cold pressed
Lemon oil cold pressed
Lime oil cold pressed
Mandarin Leaf oil
Orange Peel Bitter oil cold pressed/expressed
Rue oil
Angelica Root oil
Cumin oil
Essential oils possibly phototoxic on a case by case basis:
Clementine oil
Kaffir Lime Peel oil cold pressed
Angelica Root absolute
Angelica Root CO2 extract
Celery Leaf oil
Celery Seed absolute
Cumin Seed absolute
Cumin Seed CO2 extract
Khella oil
Lovage Leaf oil
Parsnip oil
 Essential oils that contain such small amounts of phototoxins to be considered non-phototoxic:
Bergamot fcf oil steam distilled
Lemon oil steam distilled
Lime oil steam distilled
Mandarin oil cold pressed
Orange Sweet oil cold pressed
Orange Leaf oil
Tangerine oil cold pressed
Yuzu oil


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