Lime, Distilled - Organic EO

Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle

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Our organic distilled Lime essential oil is soft, zesty and tart with a touch of sweetness – it will keep much longer and will not oxidize as rapidly as cold pressed citrus oils. Excellent in natural perfumery and a truly fine organic citrus!

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Selected size SKU:556-016 - Lime, Distilled - Organic 15 ml (1/2 oz) (w/ orifice reducer)

Sample 1 ml (1/30 oz)
$2.00
15 ml (1/2 oz)
$10.25
30 ml (1 oz)
$16.00
59.14 ml (2 oz)
$28.00
118.29 ml (4 oz)
$50.00
236.58 ml (8 oz)
$89.00
473.17 ml (16 oz)
$160.50
1 kg (2 1/5 lb)
$352.25
$2.00
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Our organic distilled Lime essential oil is soft, zesty and tart with a touch of sweetness – it will keep much longer and will not oxidize as rapidly as cold pressed citrus oils. Excellent in natural perfumery and a truly fine organic citrus!

The origin of Lime, Citrus aurantifolia, is believed to be the East Indian Archipelago where it is found on almost all its islands. From there it is believed to have spread east to the west coast of South America, and west to East Africa, Iran, Egypt, Arabia, and southern Europe. It is very likely that Lime seeds from Europe were brought to the West Indies and Florida after the Americas were colonized, and from there Limes spread to Texas, Mexico, California, Central and South America.[1],[2],[3]

Like many Citrus oils, the invigorating aroma of Lime oil is comforting and familiar yet thoroughly uplifting and refreshing.[3] It is elevating in a diffuser, while the addition of Lime oil in massage blends is said to evoke an ambiance of serenity. Lime oil is also used in skincare preparations for oily or congested skin, hands and feet, leg lotions, and chest rubs. As a bright top note in natural perfumery, it can help bring balance to overly-sweet perfumes.

1 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 371.

2 Guenther, Ernest. The Essential Oils, Vol. III, 1949, p. 287.

3 Sellar, Wanda. The Directory of Essential Oils, 1992, p. 95.

4 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 375.

5 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 336.

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Customer Reviews

Not what I was expecting

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Smelling it, it smells like a cleaning solution with a slight lime essence. I threw it away. I'll stick with cold pressed. Uck - I still have a headache from smelling it.

Review by Kim 2/3/2024

Less Natural

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I tried this expressed lime and the distilled organic lime. The distilled organic one smelled like a cleaning solution, and did not remind me of the enchanting zing of a freshly cut and squeezed lime. I am a big fan of the natural smell ever since learning about al pastor tacos in Mexico. I tried to put a small amount of the distilled version on a tissue to see if it would smell more realistic after it evaporated and was less concentrated. It calms down to the scent of an artificial lime popsicle. The expressed version is a bit closer to a natural scent. Candy-like, similar to a lime sorbet, which is better than the cleaning solution impression I got from the distilled. I cut an actual lime just now for comparison. The freshly cut lime reigned supreme. I smelled a lime essential oil last summer that was quite a match to the natural aroma, but alas I forgot to write down the brand.

Review by BigTree 6/21/2020

Excellent

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This lime oil is perfect. Blows the competition away. It has a bright and sparkling character. In mixed drink, it performs admirably whether its lime aid or citrus based cocktails. You will be impressed.

Review by Rg 11/1/2018

Excellent

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This is a very fine Lime oil. Whether cooking or perfumery, it is exceptional. The bright, bold and fresh scent and taste are a cut above the competitor's product.

Review by Rg 10/26/2018

lime CANDY!!

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Wow, this is so different from the expressed extraction version. This smells like lime candy wow! mmmmm

Review by Christopher 4/13/2018

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