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Lime Essential Oil

Lime Essential Oil

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one ounce bottle
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one pint bottle

Lime essential oil is obtained from the key lime, a citrus hybrid between a wild species of fruit known as small-fruited papeda and the citron. The oil contributes a fresh, uplifting scent to body scrubs, lotions, perfumes and other personal care products. It is also a fragrant and sanitizing addition to natural household cleaners.

Bulk Lime Essential Oil ~ Monterey Bay Spice Co

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information at a glance
originunited states
extraction methodby distillation of the juice and/or the whole crushed fruit
edibleNot recommended for internal use.
safetyBecause this oil is known to cause photosensitivity, avoid direct sunlight after applying to skin.
fragrance note classification top

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsKeep in a tightly-sealed glass bottle away from direct heat and light.
appearance & aromaMedium to dark amber in color with a sharp, citrusy aroma.


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aromatherapyDiffuse or vaporize to scent an entire room Lime essential oil is reputed to ease stress and improve mood.
cosmetics / personal careAdd to skin lotions, body scrubs, facial washes, toners and hair care products.
massage / bath / spaUse to scent soaps. May also be added to carrier oil for use in massage.
perfumeryBlend with other essential oils to create signature colognes and perfumes.
industrialLime essential oil is used in the beverage, cosmetic and fragrance industries.
householdUse to make natural laundry detergent and cleaners for the kitchen and bath.

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aromatic profile & blending companions

essential oil

Tart, slightly sour and citrusy. Blends well with citronella, clary sage, ginger, lavender, lemon, rosemary and sweet orange essential oils.

formulas & recipes

essential oil

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what else you should know

essential oil
Key lime is a citrus cultivar developed in southeast Asia that is considered superior in flavor and aroma than Persian limes. The fruit was cultivated for centuries throughout Asia and the Middle East, eventually making its way to the West Indies and North America.

Also known as bartender’s lime, Mexican lime and West Indian lime, key lime gets its common name from the Florida Keys where the fruit is now naturalized and where the popular desert key lime pie originated.

The antimicrobial and astringent effects of lime essential oil is due to the collective activity of several compounds. These include alpha pinene, beta pinene, borneol, cineole, citral, limonene, linalool and myrcene.

For more information on how to use essential oils please read our article: Aromatherapy Basics for Using Pure Essential Oils

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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