Lime, the famed sibling of the wildly popular lemon, is a fruity powerhouse with a fragrance that sets it apart from any of our other citrus based oils. Our Palermo Lime Essential Oil carries a distinctly uplifting and clearing aroma; one that is tangy, tart, and lightly sweet.
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Our Palermo Lime Essential Oil is a fruity powerhouse with a fragrance that sets it apart from any of our other citrus based oils, carrying a distinctly uplifting and clearing aroma; one that is tangy, tart, and lightly sweet.
The juice, rind, and flesh of Limes are often utilized in jams, marmalades, sauces, squash, sorbets, sweets, and drinks. The oil, however, is frequently utilized in cosmetics, and a multitude of industrial products such as household cleaners, detergents, and deodorizers. Add a drop of lime oil to your conditioner or shampoo for a naturally cleansing effect.
Touch (feel): Thin and watery.
Aroma (scent): Sweet, tangy, sharp, energizing.
Visual ( look): Light yellow in color.
Topical: Add 3-5 drops of EO to 1 ounce of carrier oil such as coconut, grapeseed, or olive oil, mix well and apply to the skin or use as a generalized massage oil. Pairs well with the EO’S of Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Rosemary.
Diffuser: Add 3-5 drops of EO to the diffuser; may be safely combined with equal amounts of up to 2 different EO’s to enhance effectiveness; pairs well with EO’s of Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Rosemary.
Highlighted Chemical Compounds:
Limonene, β-pinene, γ-terpinene.
Warnings and Precautions: Lime oil is phototoxic and should not be used in direct exposure to the sun. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Our oils are not for consumption. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Caution while pregnant or breastfeeding.
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|12 × 12 × 12 in
100% Therapeutic Grade
In Ancient Times/Ancient Story:Citrus Aurantifolia, or Mexican Lime, is a citrus fruit comprised of several species of Rue family (Rutaceae) trees and shrubs, cultivated primarily in tropical and subtropical areas of the world, such as Southern Florida, Egypt, India, Mexico, and the West Indies. The precise origin of this fruit is unclear, though many researchers believe it to have first grown in Indonesia or Southeast Asia, later being transported to the Mediterranean region and north Africa around 1000 BC.
Despite the two being closely related, limes were often time preferred over lemons due to the low sugar content of lime juice, making it less susceptible to fermentation. Around the 1800's, limes had made their way to the Florida Keys, traditionally grown in large groves fashioned from potholes formed in limestone bedrock.
Ancient Usage: Traditionally, Limes were used by sailors to prevent scurvy in the 19th century, with British soldiers occasionally called “limeys”, which was often considered derogatory. Despite their reputation, limes fell out of favor as a remedy for scurvy once it was revealed that lemons were more effective in combatting the disease, due to the fruit’s superior vitamin C levels. Traditionally, it was used on occasion to aid in fighting respiratory and digestive issues, as well as bacterial and viral infections. Some utilized it in the healing of gashes, bug bites, and sores.
Ancient Beliefs: In traditional medicine, the lime was believed to cleanse, purify, and renew the mind, body, and spirit, thought to be particularly effective at cleansing one’s aura. In Chinese medicine, limes were often used to assist in luring negative Qi (Energy) from the body and living spaces, eliminating odors, cleansing the space around you, and elevating spirits during a time of anxiety and stress.