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Lime is truly one of the most inviting, irresistible, zesty, clean, sweet scents that the earth blesses us with. The lime is not just another pretty fruit and is very much underrated if just used as a way to invigorate a delicious meal.
For a complete guide as to the uses of essential oils in aromatherapy, we suggest: [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 60-66.]Botanical Name: Citrus × aurantiifolia
Product Abstract: Also known as Key Lime, Citrus aurantifolia is a small evergreen tree that produces a small, sour fruit very similar to Lemon, and like lemon, has a high content of citric acid, but typically less ascorbic acid. This Lime has a strong, sweet scent. Historically, limes were brought back to Europe by Columbus. They were used to prevent sailors from developing scurvy, which is how the British, a sea-faring nation, earned the nickname ‘Limey’.
Cautions: This oil has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin