Properties & Uses:
Lime Peel essential oil is a rich, fresh citrus top note that is bright, penetrating and energizing. Its delightful aroma can add a delicious note to many blends. Lime has a fuller scent with more depth than lemon and is sweeter in its tangy tartness. The essential oil that is cold-pressed from the lime peel is yellowish-green and is the preferred method of extraction in aromatherapy. It is more expensive than distilled lime oil, which has a pale yellow color.
Lime can stimulate clear breathing, stimulate appetite and aid in digestive health.
It blends well with bergamot, rose, clary sage, geranium, rosemary, lavender, neroli, ylang-ylang, and rose. Use it in aroma lamps and diffusers, or where you wish a bit of energizing effect. I use it in a soothing, yet invigorating, muscle rub (try blending it in a carrier oil with one of the mints, rosemary, and eucalyptus).
Side Effects: of Lime
Lime oil applied to the skin may cause a skin reaction in the presence of sunlight.