Lime, Certified Organic, Essential Oil

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Lime, Certified Organic, Essential Oil

Citrus aurantifolia Cold pressed from the whole crushed fruit, from Sri Lanka.

Aroma: A top note with a medium aroma, this particular Lime has a dryer camphoraceous note because of the chemical constituents in younger limes.

History: Originally from Asia, Limes are now cultivated in warm countries, especially Italy, the West Indies and the Americas. Limes were introduced into Europe by the Moors and from there to the Americas. Ships transporting Limes were called 'lime juicers' and ship crews depended on lime to prevent scurvy, because of the high vitamin C content found in limes and lime juice.

Lime Essential Oil is well known in folklore for its ability to cleanse, purify and renew the spirit and the mind. It is also said to be effective in cleansing the aura and thus is used in Anarres' Clearance Incense.

Colour: A thin, colourless to pale yellow liquid.

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Top

Strength of Initial Aroma: Light and fresh.

Possible Uses: Acne, asthma, chilblains, colds, dull skin, flu, varicose veins. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-66.]

Main Constituent: Limonene: 45-52%

Constituents: alpha-Pinene - - 1.00 to 2.50 %
beta-Pinene - - 0.50 to 3.00 %
Myracene - - 1.00 to 5.00 %
Limonene - - 45.0 to 52.0 %
gammaTerpinene - - 10.50 to 11.50 %
Terpinolene - - 7.00 to 11.0 %
alpha-Terpineol - - 6.00 to 9.00 %
Sabinene - - 0.20 to 0.40 %
beta-Bisabolene - - 0.60 to 2.50 %

Safety Information: Phototoxic. [Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 208.] Do not use if the area of application will be exposed to sunlight for 24 hours due to its phototoxicity.

Can cause phytophotodermatosis in sensitive individuals.

Certified Organics: This Organic Oil is NOP Certified. The National Organic Program develops, implements, and administers national production, handling, and labelling standards for organic agricultural products. The QAI also accredits the certifying agents (foreign and domestic) who inspect organic production and handling operations to certify that they meet USDA standards.

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