Sweet lime has the unmistakable bright sunny citrus scent of lime. Lime essential oil comes from common limes which are used in cooking, drinks and more. This mouthwatering essential oil is great for use in homemade soaps, lotions and other body care products and adds a unique fresh scent.
Lime is delicious and brings to mind all the wonderful drinks and foods flavored with limes. The essential oil can be used in drinks and food for flavoring in much the same way as lemon essential oil. Using 1-2 drops of lime essential oil in limeade enhances the lime flavor. A couple drops of lime essential oil in a pot of Thai coconut soup- delicious! When used for food flavoring it is advisable to consume fewer than 7 drops a day.
The scent of lime essential oil brings a lightheartedness and sunshine into our lives. Lime is great in household diffusers as the scent brings a bright cheerful aroma and outlook as well as keeping you and the family more protected from unwelcome molds, fungi, bacteria and viruses.
Lime is non-toxic, but like other citrus oils used directly on the skin is NOT RECCOMENDED. DILUTE Lime to a 2-5% concentration in a carrier for use on the skin. Lime causes photosensitivity. This means when you apply it undiluted and go out into the sun, the sun may cause a burn that can scar. Please do not apply lime essential oil to sunscreens or apply to the skin within 4-8 hours of direct prolonged sun exposure.
The scent of lime is similar to, yet very different from lemon. They share the same bright citrus scent and astringent feel to the skin and sinus but lime is distinct in scent. The lime essential oil blends well with lemon, bergamot, grapefruit, peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen, sweet marjoram, ginger, lemongrass, palmarosa, basil, eucalyptus and more.