Lime is a small evergreen tree that produces a small, bitter fruit very similar to Lemon. The fruits themselves are green in color with a green fleshy interior.
History: Lime has been used historically to prevent sailors long at sea from developing scurvy.
Common Uses: Lime Essential Oil has a crisp, refreshing citrus scent that has been used by aroma therapists for its uplifting and revitalizing properties. It can also act as an astringent on skin where it is reputed to help clear oily skin.
Cautions: Lime Essential Oil is considered phototoxic. Users should avoid direct sunlight after application. Avoid use during pregnancy.
Usage: Topical: Apply 1-2 drops to concerned area with carrier oil. Aromatic: Place 1-3 drops into diffuser.