Latin: Citrus aurantifolia
Citrus x aurantifolia, commonly known as Lime and also known as Mexican, Key West, or Key Lime, is another hybrid citrus tree that is a member of the Rutaceae botanical family. Native to Southeast Asia and later cultivated in areas like Europe and Barbados, Limes were commonly a source of vitamin C on sailing ships to prevent scurvy.
Lime essential oil blends well with other citrus as well as fir oils. Try diffusing with Lemon, Douglas Fir, and Tea Tree for a clean, invigorating aroma to freshen the air. Consider adding to a diffuser alone or with your choice of citrus oils such as Manderine and Grapefruit to create an uplifting aroma. Also, try combining with oils like Lavender, Bergamot, Neroli, and Cedarwood for a relaxing diffuser blend.
Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.
For convenience on the go…
Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.
Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).
Dermal Max: 0.7%
This is a phototoxic oil. If using topically, please be sure to properly dilute below suggested dermal max percentage or apply at least 12 hours before any exposure to the sun or other UV light. Skin sensitization if oxidized; old or oxidized oils should be avoided. Should be stored in a cool, dark place, preferably a refrigerator. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Keep out of reach of children and pets. If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center. Do not use undiluted essential oils topically. Possible skin sensitivity. Do not use on broken skin. Watch for any possible interactions or side effects. Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention. Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.
This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
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