Lime Peel Oil
Lime peel oil.....
A lime is a small citrus fruit whose skin and flesh is green in color. They are smaller than lemons, a good source of vitamin C, and sweeter than lemons.
During the nineteenth century, British sailors were issued a daily allowance of citrus such as lime to prevent scurvy, a disease resulting from a lack of vitamin C. This disease was common among sailors, pirates, and others aboard ships, because fruits and vegetables did not last on voyages. This is the origin of the nickname “limey” for Britons.
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Botanical Name - Citrus aurantifolia
Common Method Of Extraction - Cold pressed
Parts Used - Fruit peel
Note Classification - Top
Aroma - Citrus, tart, sweet, with some spice
Largest Producing Countries - Mexico, USA, Cuba, and Italy
Traditional Use - Lime peel oil is used as a fragrance component in soaps, detergents, cosmetics, and perfumes.
Properties - Antirheumatic, antiscorbutic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aperitif, astringent, bactericidal, deodorant, febrifuge, restorative, and tonic.
Benefits - Acne, anemia, arthritis, asthma, boils, brittle nails, bronchitis, catarrh, cellulitis, chilblains, colds, corns, cuts, dyspepsia, fever and infections, flu, greasy skin, herpes, high blood pressure, insect bites, liver pain, mouth ulcers, nosebleeds, obesity (congestion), poor circulation, rheumatism, stomach cramps, throat infections, varicose veins, and warts.
Blends Well With - Citronella, clary sage, lavandin, lavender, neroli, rosemary, tonka bean, vanilla, ylang ylang, and other citrus oils.
Safety Data –
Lime peel oil
shouldn’t be used on the skin prior to exposure to the sun. This oil is non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. Its use while pregnant is not recommended.
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