Lime oil is extracted from the Citrus aurantifolia plant of the Rutaceae family. Its fresh citrus smell can help you cope with depression and raise your mood when you feel down its also used in the fight against cellulite and tones the skin of the body as a whole.
Lime oil has a sharp citrus flavor and is pale yellow or light green in color.
Lime oil is extracted by cold distillation of the crust of unripe fruit or by steam distillation of the crust or the whole fruit when it is ripe.
Its main chemical components are: epi-pinene, 6-pinene, mircene, lemonate, terpinolene, 1,8-ceneole, linalool, borneol, citral and traces of neral acetate and geranyl acetate.
The oil is not toxic and does not irritate the skin when it is obtained by steam distillation. However, when obtained, by cold distillation it can irritate the skin or cause photosensitivity in strong sunlight.
The therapeutic properties of Lime essential oil are: antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, bactericidal, disinfectant antipyretic, hemostatic and tonic
Lime oil is used for a cough, sinusitis, bronchitis, asthma, fever, sore throat and flu. It tones the tired mind and helps to get out of depression. It is also used as a treatment for arthritis, rheumatism, obesity, cellulitis, cleansing of the oily skin, acne, herpes and insect bites.
- Application for inhalers: In the aromatherapies use it to cope with depression and energize the tired mind, relieve breathing and help digestion.
- Application in massage oils and in the bathroom Lime oil is used as a component of massage oils and in water, baths help in pains in muscles and joints respiratory problems, cellulitis, cold and flu.
- Application in creams and lotions: When applied in creams and lotions, the oil helps to clear the greasy and dirty skin and remove cellulite.