LIME OIL– Lime oil is extracted from Citrus aurantifolia of the Rutaceae family and is also known as Mexican and West Indian lime, as well as sour lime.
ORIGIN:- Lime originates in Asia, which is now cultivated in most warm countries, especially Italy, the West Indies and the Americas. It is an evergreen tree growing up to 4.5 meters (15 feet) high with smooth, green leaves, stiff sharp spines and small, white flowers.
The fruit is green with a vast range.It was introduced into Europe by the Moors and from there it migrated to the Americas.
It is used to flavour ginger ale and cola drinks, and also used in the perfume industry.
BENEFITS:- Lime oil cools down fevers associated with colds, sore throats and flu and aids the immune system while easing coughs, bronchitis and sinusitis, as well as helping asthma. Lime oil can stimulate and refresh a tired mind and helps with depression.
It can be helpful for arthritis, rheumatism and poor circulation, as well as for obesity and cellulite and has an astringent and toning action to clear oily skin and acne, and also helps with herpes, insect bites and cuts.
BLENDS:- Lime oil blends well with Bergamot, Cedarwood, Grapefruit Pink , Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange Sweet, Palmarosa, Vetiver, Ylang-Ylang etc.