Our delicious Lime Essential Oil is a sweet and sour dream come true. Cold-pressed from organic Costa Rican lime peels, this refreshing oil provides exciting notes of citrus in a cheerful scent that will energize the body and cleanse the mind. Sweet and tart with just the right amount of attitude, our Lime Oil is the manifestation of centuries of medicinal applications by everyone from the Ancient Persians to Colonial sailors.
Limes can trace their roots (and rinds!) back to ancient Babylonia, in what is today Southern Iraq. From there, sailors carried the seeds of the lime tree all over the world, spreading the magical fruit from Southeast Asia to the Americas. Lime’s high Vitamin C content came in handy on the high seas, where the tart, bright green fruit was used to cure sailors of scurvy and other illnesses.
Our Lime Essential Oil is an incredibly powerful cure-all for intense imbalances such as arthritis, fever, and even urinary tract infections (1). In addition to curing infections inside and outside the body, lime oil may prevent future infections from reoccurring. Our Lime Oil’s puckering tartness firms muscles, keeps gums in tip top shape, and soothes digestion issues that cause diarrhea and upset stomach. Our oil’s sweet, fresh smell not only lifts the spirits and inspires the mind; it stimulates the appetite with just one whiff of its fragrant odor. Adding a bottle of our Lime Essential Oil to your aromatherapy collection will pack a mighty powerful punch!
Botanical Name: Citrus limetta
Extraction Method: Press
Part of Plant Distilled: Peel
Country of Origin: Costa Rica
Cultivation Method: Organic
Light and refreshing citrus-y, pucker-y sweetness with the faintest trace of evergreen
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Blends Well With
Lavender, Patchouli, Neroli, Vanilla, Bergamot, Vetiver, Rosemary, Laurel and Cedar
Antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, disinfectant, antidepressant, anti-arthritic, and antioxidant
Traditional, mental, physical, emotional benefits
Reduces stress and anxiety, combats mental fatigue, lifts depression, treats arthritis, and stimulates the appetite.
Phototoxic – do not use with sun exposure
“And I weep; for the lime-tree is in blossom, and one small flower has dropped upon my bosom.”
∼ Amy Lowell, Patterns, 1917
“Lime is a traditional remedy in South Asia and in Ayurvedic medicine it is used similarly to lemon.
When limes, with their Vitamin C content, were found to cure scurvy among the crew of long sea voyages, t
hey were planted in the colonial territories, including both the East and West Indies.”
∼ Vicki Pitman, Aromatherapy: A Practical Approach