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Essential Oil of Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
Essential oil of Lime is obtained from steam distillation of the whole fruit. Lime has a refreshing fragrance and is used in the natural skin care, beauty and cosmetics industry for its reviving and toning properties.
The Lime tree is native to India and was introduced to Europe by the Moors and later to North America by the Spanish explorers during the 16th century.
Essential Oil of Lime
Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
A well known citrus species with a more tropical distribution, the fruit of the Lime tree (Rutaceae family) produces a watery-white sweet oil from steam distillation of the whole fruit.
Uses in Natural Skin Care Products:
Lime oil is cooling, reviving and toning to the skin and is often used in men’s after shave products, toners and massage oil blends.
It is another of the citrus oils that is added to body toning lotions to refine and smooth ‘orange peel skin’ areas.
Traditional Medicinal Uses:
Similar to Lemon and Grapefruit oils. An uplifting, energising and anti-depressant action makes Lime Oil a beneficial addition to Massage and Bath Oil Blends and can be found in Wildcrafted Invigorating Massage Oil Blend.
The primary constituents in the essential oil of Lime include: bergapten, camphene, citral, limonene, and linalool. They have antiseptic and astringent properties and are useful in the treatment of many conditions.
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