This 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.
Lime essential oil has a crisp, refreshing citrus scent that has been used by aromatherapists for its uplifting and revitalizing properties. It can also act as an astringent on skin where it is reputed to help clear oily skin.
Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium Bourbon, Grapefruit Pink and White, Lavender (all types), Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange Sweet, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Rose Absolutes, Rosemary (Both Varieties), Rosewood, Tangerine, Vetiver, Ylang-Ylang
Lime has been used historically to prevent sailors long at sea from developing scurvy.
Cold Pressed Lime essential oil is phototoxic. Users should avoid direct sunlight after application.