Key Lime Essential Oil
Key Lime trees are small evergreen trees that are native to Asia, but are cultivated in Italy, Africa, the West Indies and the Americas.
- Botanical Family: Rutaceae
- Other Common Names: Mexican Lime, West Indian Lime
- Part of Plant Used: Fruit Rinds
- Method of Extraction: Cold-pressed
- Variations: There are variations of Lime essential oil (both cold-pressed and steam distilled), in addition to Kaffir Lime.
- Chemistry: Key Lime is comprised of monoterpenes (limonene, gamma-terpinene).
- Digestive: aids digestion
- Respiratory: supports the respiratory system during season stresses, ailments, and infection
- Skin: helps with skin irritations and bug bites
- Emotional: uplifting, refreshing, and stimulating for the mind, body, and spirit
- Spiritual: supports the Solar Plexus Chakra associated with personal will, power, and mental ability
- Scent Profile: Top note with a sweet and tarty aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Key Lime can last up to 20 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Citrus
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Nutmeg, Sweet Orange, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Rosewood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
- Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying topically.
Products Using Key Lime Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.