Lime 100% Pure Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia
Common Method of Extraction:Cold Pressed/Expressed
Colour:Light Green with a Hint of Orange/Yellow
Strength of Initial Aroma:Medium
Aromatic Description:Fresh, citrusy, sweet.
Possible Uses:Acne, asthma, chilblains, colds, dull skin, flu, varicose veins. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-66.]
Constituents:a-pinene, B-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, y-terpinene, terpinolene, octantal, nonanal, tetra decanal, pentad canal, trans-a-bergaptene, caryophyllene, B-bisabolene, geranial, neryl acetate, geranyl acetate, a-terpineol, linalool. [B. Lawrence, "Lime Oil," Perfumer & Flavorist, August/September 1987, 31, cited in Salvatore Battaglia, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy (Australia: The Perfect Potion, 1997), 177.]
Safety Information: Phototoxic. [Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 208.] Do not use if the area of application will be exposed to sunlight for 24 hours due to its phototoxicity.
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