Lime Oil Organic – Food & Cosmetic

Botanical name: Citrus aurantifolia

Plant part: Fruit skin


CAS: 8000-26-2

EINECS CAS: 90063-52-8

EINECS: 290-010-3

Manufacturing: Steam distillation

Organic Certified: GR-BIO-10

Food + Cosmetic Ingredient

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Description: Organic lime essential oil is obtained from the entire fruit of the lime tree (Citrus aurantifolia) through steam distillation. The yield of essential oil from the plant mass ranges from 1.2 to 2.1%.

Special Characteristics: Organic lime essential oil is a colorless to slightly yellow liquid. It has a fresh aroma accompanied by characteristic citrus and terpenes. The main constituents of organic lime essential oil are limonene, gamma-terpinene, and terpinolene. In smaller quantities, it contains p-cymene, alpha-terpineol, and pinene isomers.

Applications in Cosmetics: The constituents of organic lime essential oil also have medicinal characteristics. It has strong digestive action and can be used for general digestive disorders (dyspepsia) as an ointment or massage oil in the gastrointestinal area. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects of lime oil support not only digestion but also the immune system. Additionally, organic lime essential oil has antiseptic properties and can be used against colds. Here, the recommended application is rubbing on the respiratory tract or with aromatic candles as room fresheners. The scent of lime essential oil also works against nausea.

For the cosmetics industry, organic lime essential oil is used for the care of inflammatory, acne-prone skin as it is said to eliminate small pimples and redness. Also, due to its firming action, organic lime essential oil is used in products against cellulite.

Applications in Food: The food industry uses organic lime essential oil in pastry and beverages (e.g., for making lemonade).


CAUTION: ALWAYS use diluted in a carrier oil or other solvent.

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