Name: Lime - Persian/Tahiti
Botanical Name: Citrus latifolia tanaka
Main Constituents: Limonene: 42-58%
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Part of Plant: Fruit Peel
Description & Colour: Yellowish green to greenish brown liquid, thin consistency
Aromatic Summary: Tart, zesty with a slightly sweet aroma
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
Usage: Antibacterial, antidepressant, antiviral, antiseptic, restorative, tonic. Used in aromatherapy, soap making, household cleaners and handmade cosmetics
Blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Rosewood, Vetiver, and Ylang-ylang
The lime fruit is commonly categorized with lemons, to which it shares many qualities, but the Persian/Tahiti lime is likely a cross between the key lime and lemon. Persian/Tahiti limes are sweeter than Key Limes and are also greener, resulting in a different colour and aroma of 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.