Lime - 100% Pure Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Citrus Latifolia Tanaka
Region or Country of origin: Brazil
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Plant Part: Fruit Peel
Aroma: Fresh, citrusy, tart and slightly sweet
Color and Consistency: Thin, pale yellow to light olive.
Description: The lime tree grows up to 4.5 meters (15 feet) high. It has thick, smooth, green leaves. The branches have thorns. The flowers are small and white.
History: The first known cultivation of limes was in Babylonia, now southern Iraq. There are many varieties of limes, but the most popular variety in North America is the Persian lime.
In the 1850s British sailors squeezed lime juice into their daily rum ration (grog) to help prevent scurvy. Somehow the name “Limey” stuck and you still hear the term occasionally today.
Lime juice and peel are common ingredients for drinks and desserts around the world. The peel contains the lime essential oil which is cold pressed to extract it.
Safety: Generally safe to use. The oil can cause phytophotodermatitis. A reaction can occur from handling lime juice or lime oil when exposed to UVB rays or sunlight. It can cause sunburn-like symptoms and skin darkening. Avoid sun exposure for 12 hours if you have applied the oil for a massage or facial cleanser.
Shelf Life: Up to two (2) years
Blends Well With: Any of the citrus and flowery oils like Chamomile, Lavender, Clary Sage, Rose, Clove Bud.
Limes are small green citrus fruits used the world over for cooking and drinking. The juice is sour like a lemon, but with a pungent fresh taste that brings out the flavor of savory and sweet foods alike.
The rind holds the aromatic oils and is extracted using a cold press method. It compliments other citrus oils like lemon and grapefruit.
Benefits of Lime Oil
Lime essential oil is a purifying oil. Making a tonic can help your body cleanse itself of impurities and toxins. Two drops add a refreshing flavor to plain or sparkling water or any drink for that matter.
Use It for Food
Because lime essential oil is concentrated, use one drop in large bowls of salsa or other dishes where you can mix it in. It can be too intense to eat it drop by drop like Tabasco sauce. Mix a drop or two into a softened stick of butter for tangy flavor. Brush it on grilled food like corn on the cob, fish or chicken.
Natural Home Cleaning
The tart, clean scent of limes makes any room feel cleaner and brighter. Create a unique deodorizer room spray that’s all natural and gives the added benefit of aromatherapy.
Fill a spray bottle almost full of distilled water. Add 3 to 5 drops each of lime, lemon and grapefruit oils. Spritz it around to make your rooms smell clean and springtime fresh without chemicals.
Try Lemon Essential Oil in Drinks
If you make slushies and smoothies, add one or two drops of lime oil the next time to see how it enhances the flavor. Lime oil brings out the flavor of berries and other fruits. Lime oil also helps to mask the aftertaste of stevia in sugar-free drinks.
Refreshing Body Wash
Lime essential oil is a natural cleaning agent for dirt and grease. It also works well to clean your hair and body. Just add one to two drops to your body wash and shampoo for a refreshing change of pace. For itchy scalp relief, add lime oil and tea tree oil to some shampoo for a cooling scalp massage.
Lime Essential Oil for Cooking
The flavor of lime perks up almost any dish from tacos to sorbet. Because it’s concentrated, use only one drop at a time and blend it in with larger quantities of food to distribute the flavor like soup, salsas, sambal, rice, beans, etc.
You can make an incredible dry rub for barbecue and grilling. Add salt, pepper, dried chili flakes, your favorite herbs, granulated garlic and two or three drops of lime oil. Mix thoroughly and rub onto meat, poultry or fish.
Try adding three drops of lime essential oil to your diffuser to center and balance your emotions. The scent of lime oil has a way of improving a sour mood, so use it if you’re having a “bad” day. Diffusing with lime oil helps to clean the air of your surroundings, be it home or office.
Lime Oil as a Cleaner
Limonene is a compound found in all citrus peels, including limes. It is useful as a degreaser among other things. You can make a natural spray cleaner filling a spray bottle with distilled water, 10 to 15 drops of lime oil and ½ cup of white vinegar. For small spots drop some lime oil onto a cotton ball and rub the area. You’ll be amazed how thoroughly it can clean tough messes like residue from stickers that the kids left behind.
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