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This clear smelling citrus oil can help lift depression and lighten your mood when feeling blue. 

Skin concerns / Treatments

Oily skin

Cellulite
Tired unconditioned skin

Benefits

It is helpful to clear oily congested skin and is also often used to help fight cellulite and remove the cottage cheese effect from the skin. An excellent all round skin toner.

Oil properties
Lime oil has a sharp, citrus peel smell and is pale yellow to light olive in color.

Origin of lime oil

Originally from Asia, it is now cultivated in most warm countries, especially Italy, the West Indies and the Americas. It is an evergreen tree growing up to 4.5 meters (15 feet) high with smooth, green leaves, stiff sharp spines and small, white flowers. The fruit is green and although there are many varieties they usually measure about two inches in diameter. It was introduced into Europe by the Moors and from there it migrated to the Americas.

Extraction lime oil
Lime oil can be extracted by expression or by distillation - the peel of the unripe skin by cold expression or the peel and /or the whole ripe fruit by steam distillation.

Chemical composition
The main constituents in the distilled lime oil, like the one we sell is a-pinene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene, terpinolene, 1,8-ceneole, linalool, borneol, citral and traces of neral acetate and geranyl acetate.

Precautions
Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing if the oil is obtained by steam extraction, yet the oil obtained from cold expression can cause photosensitivity in strong sunshine and can irritate the skin.

Lime essential oil blends well with
Although most essential oils blend well with one another, Lime oil blends particularly well with neroli, lavender, clary sage and ylang-ylang.

Zakia's Morocco uses Lime in:

Argan Balancing Facial Oil