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Lime Essential Oil
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Lime essential oil has a rich, fresh, lime peel aroma.

Botanical Name: Citrus x aurantifolia (Christm.)

Common Name: Lime

Plant Part: Peel

Form: Essential Oil

Grade: Distilled

Family: Rutaceae

Synonyms: Citrus aurantifolia Swingle, C. latifolia, C.medica var. acida, key lime, sour lime, Mexican lime, West Indian lime.

Origin: Native to south Asia. This citrus plant is widespread in Central America, Mexico, Florida, Haiti, Barbados, India, Cuba.

Botanical Description: A small evergreen tree about 4-5 meters (15 ft) high, with sharp spines, smooth leaves, and small white flowers. The tree is propagated from seeds or by grafting onto bitter orange. Maximum fruit yield takes place after 10 years. The fruit's a pale green color.

Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by cold expression of the peels (pericarp) of unripe fruits. The oil is an olive green, yellowish-green or dark green mobile liquid.

Aroma Profile: Lime has a rich, fresh and sweet top note resembling the aroma of the fresh peel. The middle note is fresh, sweet and fruity, while the dry out note is lightly bittersweet.

Major Constituents: Limonene (40 to 60%), citral (4 to 8%), ã-terpinene, β-pinene

Common Adulterants: Distilled lime oil, lemon oil, lemon and orange terpenes

Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20

Aroma Benefits: equalizing, cheering, refreshing

Blends Well With: Citronella, lavandin, rosemary, lavender, clary sage, lemon, neroli, ylang ylang

Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Phototoxic, avoid direct sunlight.

Liquor Color: Pale yellow to clear

Directories: Essential Oils

Description: Lime essential oil has a rich, fresh, lime peel aroma.

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