Lime Essential Oil has a crisp, sweet, fresh smell characteristic of citrus products.
Lime is a small evergreen tree that produces a small, bitter fruit very similar to Lemon. The fruits themselves are green in color with a green fleshy interior.
Attributes & characteristics
Blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium Bourbon, Grapefruit Pink and White, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange Sweet, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Rose Absolutes, Rosemary, Rosewood, Tangerine, Vetiver and Ylang-ylang.
History: Lime has been used historically to prevent sailors long at sea from developing scurvy.
Lime Essential Oil has a crisp, refreshing citrus scent that has been used by aromatherapists for its uplifting and revitalizing properties.
It can also act as an astringent on skin where it is reputed to help clear oily skin.
Effects on the skin
Cautions: Lime Essential Oil is considered phototoxic. Users should avoid direct sunlight after application. Avoid use during pregnancy.
Essential Oil Information
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