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Lime Essential Oil

Lime Essential Oil

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Latin name: Citrus Aurantifolia

Plant part used: fruit peel

Source: Mexico

Extraction method: cold press

Lime essential oil is obtained from Citrus aurantifolia, also known as Mexican or West Indian lime, as well as Citrus aurantifolia. like sour lime. The oil is extracted from the peel of the immature skin by cold expression or from the peel and/or from the whole ripe fruit by steam distillation. Lime oil has a strong citrus odor that immediately boosts your mood when you smell it, and is pale yellow to light olive in color.

Lime oil, when used in an oil burner, stimulates a tired mind and helps relieve anxiety, apathy and depression. It is useful for reducing fevers associated with colds, sore throats and flu. Boosts immunity while relieving cough, bronchitis, sinusitis and asthma. It is said to be useful for arthritis, rheumatism and poor circulation, as well as as for obesity and cellulite. This oil is good for the skin; Reduces oil and acne, helps with herpes, insect bites and cuts. However, oil obtained by cold pressing (as opposed to steam distillation) can cause photosensitivity and irritate the skin.

Limes are native to Asia, but are now grown in most warm countries such as Italy, the West Indies and the Americas. The lime is green when it is It is raw and ripens to yellow, and is generally about two inches in diameter. It was introduced to Europe by the Moors and from there it emigrated to the Americas. Lime is said to have a lower vitamin C content than lemons. People often carried limes on long ship voyages to prevent sailors from getting sick from vitamin C deficiency.

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