Lime Essential Oil (West Indies)PLIM
Citrus aurantifolia (West Indies) - Distilled
Lime Historical Snippets:
Due to the high vitamin C content of Lime, the fruits juice was often used by the ancient British sailors while they were on ship to help prevent scurvy. In traditional Chinese and Ayurveda medicine, Lime was and still is used as a powerful cleansing agent as it helps to restore the vital energy. Today Lime is also used in food dishes, sodas and perfumes.
Lime Oil - West Indies Safety
Lime Essential Oil
Fruit - Steam Distilled
Lime distilled tends to keep much longer as compared to cold pressed oils due to the slower oxidization rate. It is used as a relaxant and stress reliever and has the ability to increase alertness when necessary.
Lime contains a refreshing, zesty aroma.
Blends exceptionally well with Nutmeg, Vanilla and other citrus oils.
Shelf Life of Lime Essential Oil:
Our freshly decanted Lime essential oil will last for 1-2 years minimum from when you open your amber glass bottle if stored correctly:
Primary Storage Considerations:
Keep away from direct light (U.V. radiation)
Keep in the amber glass bottle with lid tightly closed. Only open when you need to and decant into a smaller "working" amber glass bottle if possible (and label so you know what is in it). This is to reduce oxidation.
Secondary Storage Considerations:
Keep in a refrigerator at around 4 degrees celsius.
Hazards: Skin sensitization if oxidized
Cautions: Old or oxidized oils should be avoided.
Because of its (+)-limonene content, it's recommended that oxidation of lime oil should be avoided by storage in a dark, airtight container in a refrigerator. The addition of antioxidants is recommended.
Tisserand, R., & Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: Second edition
Some essential oils may cause photosensitivity to the skin-Use diluted in Jojoba or other complete carrier oil.
Do not ingest essential oils.
Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Ahimsa Oils offer no advice or recommendations only general information. No therapeutic claims are made within.
Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the TGA. David Bosley however worked for a long period however in consultation with the TGA to ensure correct labelling with reference to the Ahimsa Oil product range.