INCI: Citrus aurantifolia oil
Extraction: cold pressing
Plant part: peel
The lime (Citrus x aurantiifolia) is a species of citrus plant in the rue family. It grows as a small, heavily branched thorny bush and is native to tropical regions. The fruits are mainly used to extract juice and essential oils.
The essential lime oil has a refreshing and energizing aroma. It smells fruity-sour and intense. The invigorating effect is often used for massage oils, and it is also often used as a room fragrance. It has a cleansing and astringent effect and is therefore well suited for face and body cleansing. It can also be used locally for impure skin. Due to the citrusy, fresh taste, it can also be added drop by drop to food, drinks or smoothies.