Benefits and Uses
- Sharp, clean scent
- Antiviral, astringent
- Fights depression
- Stimulates, refreshes
Like lemon essential oil, lime essential oil is created using the cold-press method to the rind of the fruit. Lime essential oil is known to have a sharp and clean citrus scent.
Origin And Composition
Lime essential oil comes from limes grown in China, and the oil is composed of as much as 58% limonene, 15% beta-pinene, 8.5% gamma terpinene, and 4% citral among numerous other compounds.
Around two drops of lime essential oil can be added to a warm bath to enhance its soothing properties. It is also frequently used as a skin topical for its natural astringent and antibacterial benefits.
In aromatherapy, lime essential oil is most frequently used to stimulate the senses and leave the user feeling focused and refreshed. In essential oil blends, lime pairs particularly well with spicy and woodsy oils such as cedarwood, black pepper, but also works nicely with herbal scents like cilantro or basil.