Oil Summary: Lime (Persian/ Tahiti) Oil is a small evergreen tree that produces small, sour fruit which is similar to Lemon. Lime Persian fruits are green in color with a fleshy interior. Lime essential oil is often diffused with a vaporizer to relieve stress, exhaustion, anxiety and depression. Its aromatic effect is uplifting to the mind and stimulating to the senses; improving memory, acuteness, and concentration. The vapors of lime oil can also be inhaled directly, in moderation, where they go directly to the brain to calm the nerves, rest the body, and induce peaceful sleep. Lime is known to inspire proper body functioning by toning up muscles, tissues, and the skin, as well as the respiratory, circulatory, nervous, digestive, excretory, and immune systems. The oil restores the health and strength of weak organs and systems throughout the body and is thus very beneficial to patients recovering from long bouts of illness or injury. When Lime (Persian/ Tahiti) Oil applied to muscles, tendons, and joints, lime oil also alleviates the inflammation and pain that results from applying too much pressure to these areas and, therefore, inhibits the development of complications like rheumatism and arthritis.
Odor and Appearance : A thin, clear, yellowish green to greenish brown liquid.
Country of origin : Brazil
Botanical name : Citrus latifolia Tanaka
Contraindication: Similar to other citrus oils, lime oil is considered safe for most skin types. It can also be safely inhaled or added to food in small amounts. However, experts strongly advise against using the oil recklessly. For instance, before applying to the skin, it’s important to do a patch test to ensure you’re not allergic to any of lime’s chemical ingredients. Lime essential oil is said to be non-toxic, but ingestion should only be done under the supervision of a physician, who will prescribe the proper dosage depending on your body and your condition. Lime oil can cause irritation to the eyes, the mucous membrane and sensitive skin. It should only be used when diluted with a favorable carrier oil, such as Jojoba or Coconut. Little is known about the effects of using lime oil during pregnancy and breastfeeding. You should, therefore, seek professional advice before making any habitual commitments.