Latin Name: Citrus aurantifolia
Plant Part: Peel
Note/Element: Note:Top. Element: Wood.
Functional Groups: Terpene, alcohol, ester, aldehyde
Type: Stimulating, refreshing
Ayurvedic Dosha (Balancing): Pitta, Kapha
Scent: Fresh, citrus, sweet, slightly tart
For Skin Type: Oily, acne
Cautions: Do not use oxidized oil. Use within 6 months. Phototoxic, skin sensitizing. Distilled Lime is not Phototoxic or skin sensitizing.
Physical Uses: Cellulite, fever, colds, flu, digestion, acne, varicose veins, asthma,tonic.
Mental/Emotional Uses: refreshes, cheering, cooling to a hot temperature, improves concentration,restorative.
Other Uses: Disinfectant, purify the air, men’s cologne and aftershave
Blends Well With: Almost anything
Possible Substitutions: Lemon or Lime Sweet (Citrus limetta)
Shelf Life: Use within six months.
Graf, Katherine:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Advanced Level, 2001-2011.
Lawless, Julia, The Complete Illustrated Guide To Aromatherapy, Boston,MA, Element Books Limited, 1997, p184.