Name: Key Lime
Botanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia swingle
Main Constituents: Limonene: 45-58%
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Part of Plant: Fruit Peel
Description & Colour: Pale to yellowish green liquid, thin consistency
Aromatic Summary: Has a sharp, citrusy scent with a top tart note and floral undertones
Storage: Transfer out of any metal and shipping containers (used for safe shipping), keep in dark glass container
Safety Notes: This essential oil may contain phototoxic properties and it is suggested to avoid exposure to the sun after application to the skin. For external use only, dilute before use. May cause skin irritations, a skin test is recommended prior to use, avoid contact with eyes. Avoid during pregnancy
Usage: Key Lime Natural Blend Oil can be added to soaps, shower gels, and shampoo formulations. Antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, bactericide, disinfectant, fever-reducing, hemostatic, insecticide, tonic
Blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Rosewood, Vetiver and Ylang-ylang
Key Limes are generally seedier and smaller, which means a higher acidity and stronger scent. The limes used are both ripe and unripe. It is the reaction between the steam distillation and citric acid juice (created by the limes) which produces the essential oil.
This information is for education purposes only and in no way is meant to serve as medical or professional advice. We are not responsible for any products made using these oils or the outcome of any application thereof. As always, we recommend testing all products.