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Lime essential oil is a tonic, bright, soft-acting oil fromthe citrus group, preserving both properties characteristic of the whole familyand possessing unique abilities. It is distinguished by a complex, pleasantaroma with a spicy bitterness, which is perfectly perceived in perfumecompositions and captivates with much brighter overtones than an ether similarin properties, but not in the nature of the lemon. Tonic, bright and optimisticlime oil is non-toxic and suitable for universal use.
Lime essential oil is produced by two methods that determinetheir composition and characteristics.
Terpenic, the most active and concentrated in terms of botharoma and effect of oil, are produced by cold pressing (squeezing), which alsoadds very valuable non-volatile components to the standard composition.
Softer, unsaturated and completely devoid of unsaponifiableparts esters are extracted by steam distillation.
Cold pressing is considered more preferable than steamdistillation, and the oils obtained by this method are better and morepowerful.
To obtain the oil, both whole fruits and exclusively theskin of the fruits are used. The production uses exclusively unripe peels.Ethers from peel alone are considered better.
The composition of lime oils is dominated by terpenecompounds classic for citrus, in particular pinen, terpinene, terpineols ofvarious forms. The oil extracted by cold pressing has a noticeable admixture ofvolatile and crystalline precipitating components, in particular limetin.
This oil is stored for slightly longer than other citrusfruits: subject to the recommended temperatures and lighting, it does not loseits properties for 12 months. The ether obtained by cold pressing,unsaponifiable fractions crystallize over time, it is stored in cold and dark.
The color of the oil, like other external characteristics,is determined by the method of production. As a result of steam distillation, awhitish, slightly cloudy or transparent yellowish oil is obtained. As a resultof cold pressing - green or yellowish, absolutely transparent, containingunsaponifiable fractions.
Like all citrus oils, lime is fluid, very liquid.
The smell of oil is significantly affected by the method ofits production. Obtained by cold pressing is more sweet, refreshingly bitter,its smell reminds of citrus peels. Steam distillation allows you to get theether with a sharp refreshing smell, in which the citrus base is felt muchweaker, captured only as overtones.
The aroma of the oil is fresh, associated with greens andjuicy fruits, bitter, complex, refined, piquant, with a sweet-lollipop basethat appears after the sour and sharp upper tones. The aroma is based onfloral-vanilla, hardly distinguishable tart shades that appear right behind thebase.
Lime oil is ranked among the “softest” citrus oils. Thephototoxic effect so characteristic of citrus fruits is possessed only by coldpressed oils. They can not be used before going outside in sunny weather. Therest of the ether does not cause irritation and unpleasant effects on the skin.
There are no contraindications to the use of this oil.
It is not recommended to be applied to the skin in its pureform: even when used for acupressure, it should be diluted with base oil tosoften the effect.