100% pure Lime essential oil steam-distilled from lime organically grown in Mexico. This steam distilled oil is likened to 'sweet lime candy', a very fun sweet-tart aroma. Steam distilled Lime can be applied to the skin without the photosensitivity cold-pressed citrus oils can produce. Our Steam Distilled Lime Oil is of the highest therapeutic quality and is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.
ABOUT THE PLANT
This small fragrant evergreen tree is native to many tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. It is believed to have originated from northern India and Burma. The lime tree reaches 4.5 meters in height with sharp spines, smooth, stiff leaves and small white flowers. The fruit is small, round, and moderately seedy with a smooth, thin, pale-green peel and greenish flesh.
This steam distilled oil is likened to 'sweet lime candy' with a brighter, more floral aroma than the cold pressed type. It can be applied to the skin without the photosensitivity of cold-pressed citrus oils.
Lime is considered a digestive tonic and has been used extensively in food and beverage flavoring. The tangy, bright scent of Lime is refreshing and uplifting. Sharpens the mind, bringing clarity of thought and promoting focused concentration.
Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature