Lime Essential Oil (Persian)
Botanical Name: Citrus Latifolia Tanaka
Composition of Oil: Limonene, γ-terpinene, Esters, Monoterpene aldehydes, β-pinene + sabinene, Sesquiterpenes, Aliphatic aldehydes
Plant Part: Fruit Peel
Scent: Tart, Fresh, and Fruity
Color: Clear, yellowish-green to greenish-brown liquid
Perfumery Note: Top
Initial Aroma Strength: Medium
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Suitable Blending Oils: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Rose Geranium, Pink Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Nutmeg, Sweet Orange, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Rose Geranium, Rosemary, Rosewood, Vetiver, and Ylang-ylang.
Historical Background of Lime Essential Oil (Persian)
Persian Lime, aka "Citrus Latifolia," gives us Persian Lime essential oil out of hundreds of citrus fruit species. Often called Tahini lime, this kind of lime is the hybridization of "Key lime" (Citrus aurantifolia) and "Common lemon." For centuries, Persia has been the primary producer of Persian lime and its essential oil. And for the last few decades, Iran and Southern Iraq are also producing a decent amount of the fruit.
To obtain the essential oil of Persian lime, we take the fruit's peels and pass them through a cold-pressing process. The oil is of a fresh, citrusy, sweet, and tart scent with a light green and slightly yellow color.
Ancient Uses of Lime Essential Oil (Persian)
For centuries, Persia and other countries have been using lime peels and its essential oils for a wide range of hair and skin conditions. When added to the natural clay facial masks, the essential oil worked well against wrinkles, acne, aging spots, dull skin, sun spots, and fine lines. By promoting blood circulation in the hair scalp, the oil also helped stimulate hair growth on both, beard and head. Moreover, many people, especially children with cold and flu, inhaled the oil's aroma, and there were no longer signs of these conditions anymore!
Modern Uses of Lime Essential Oil (Persian)
Today, the uses of Persian Lime essential oil are not confined to that of the ancient ones. In fact, scientific research has led millions of people to use the oil in aromatherapy and topical applications. The potent chemical composition of the oil makes it a versatile item to use for our modern generation.
- a-Pinene – Decent amounts of a-Pinene in the oil enable it to be added in skincare products available commercially. This component allows the oil to help reduce acne, promote blood circulation, and even skin tone.
- Vitamin-C – Higher Vitamin-C levels make the oil a perfect fit for toning up our skin and boosting our immune system.
- Sabinene – Sabinene helps eliminate harmful bacteria allowing the oil to promote good digestion.
- Terpinolene, Limonene, and Myrcene – Lime essential oil (Persian) is diffused to inhale its aroma. This practice makes users feel free from stress, anxiety, insomnia, and hypertension. This quality of the oil is obtained by the presence of these three components in it.
Best Blending Partners
You can make different blends for the uses mentioned above by mixing Persian Lime essential oil with other oils such as Bergamot, Rosemary, Cedarwood, Geranium, Ylang-Ylang, Grapefruit, Lemon, Nutmeg, Mandarin, Vetiver, Neroli, Orange, Lavender, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosewood, and Palmarosa.
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Caution: Beware of excessive use as it may lead to nausea and headaches. For topical use, always dilute the oil with a carrier oil. We do not suggest the internal use of any essential oils. Keep it out of children’s reach. It is not recommended for a pregnant woman without a proper prescription by a specialist.