Latin Name: Citrus aurantifolia Country of Origin – Mexico Cultivation Method: Organic Aroma: Fresh, sharp, bright, sweet, Extraction Method: Steam distillation Plant Part: Peel Energetics: Raises Qi, cooling, drying, harmonizes Shen (P.Holmes) Safety: Non toxic, somewhat irritating, cold pressed lime is photosensitizing. Distilled lime is less of a photo sensitizer. Dilute for topical use. Actions supported by clinical studies: Antimicrobial, antiseptic, digestive (Battaglia).
Leading / Common Uses:Mental / Emotional: As with all citrus oils, they are uplifting and helpful for mental fatigue, light depression and poor concentration. When blending with lime, the aroma is very strong and will overpower other oils quickly. Blend with other fruits for diffusion or sprays, keeping the ratio of lime low.
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