Citrus aurantifolia (S. Africa)
Wonderfully sweet essence of lime, distilled from the peels/fruit of ripe lime – light in its body ~ reminiSCENT of lime flavored candy from childhood.
– Acne (astringent / anti-bacterial)
– Cleanses environment
– Elevates mood
– Flavor in foods/beverages
– GERD / heartburn
– Stimulate mood
– Stimulates immune system
Dr. Nick Notes
Distilled lime is unlike what one may expect from a lime extract – it's a sweet green top note. Being so light, the fragrance disipates quickly. One of my joys is to place lime essence into my finger tips and spread it throughout the environment through a process called dynamic diffusion. By snapping the fingers and moving the hands around your the room in an orderly fashion, a room (especially) or environment will light up with a cleansing fragrance.
Using an essential VAAAPP, you will experience smiles: increased clarity, delicious candy flavor and a slight puckering. Try blending this oil to sweeten a blend, making it more light & etheric in botanical perfumery. This essence of lime has been suggested for use in foods, beverages at a maximum of 0.078% (reference below). Ingesting small amounts of lime may be helpful in reducing symptoms & the healing of heartburn (reference below).
How to Use
Infuse small amounts into foods/beverages for an element of sweet dessert lime. Add a single drop to an Essential VAAAPP vaporizer for tropical enjoyment. Dynamic diffusion – infuse several drops into the finger tips, snap the fingers together and wave them around a room to lighten the room. Experiment in botanical perfumery. Highly enjoyed in a diffuser in the home-space.
May cause skin irritation. Expressed lime oil may cause photosensitization in direct sunlight – please note our distilled lime oil is reported to be non-irritating, non-sensitizing and non-phototoxic.
~ Be Blessed ~
Scent: Sweet, refreshing essence, reminenscent of childhood candy – lights up a room!
Blends Well With: Black Pine, Blood Orange, Cedar (Himalayan), Chamomile, Clary Sage, Elemi, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavandin, Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Nutmeg, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Silver Fir, Ylang Ylang
Origin: Sri Lanka
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Distilled – a-pinene, B-pinene, delta-limonene, mycrene, gamma-terpenene, delta-limonene, terpinolene, 1,8-cineole, alpha-terpineol, trace amounts of linalool, borneol, cymene, geranyl acetate, neryl acetate
Cold-pressed – a-pinene, B-pinene, delta-limonene, gamma-terpinene, terpinolene, sabinene, myrcene & various aldehydes, coumarins and linalol in trace amounts.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product. *
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