Scientific Name: Citrus aurantifolia
Country of Origin: Mexico
Synonyms: C.medica var. Acida, C. Latifolia, Mexican Lime, West Indian Lime, sour lime.
Plant Family: Rutaceae
Plant Parts Used: Fruit/Peel
Extraction Method: Expression/Distillation.
Physical Characteristics: Pale yellow or olive green liquid.
Dominant Note(s): Top
Aroma: Rather sharp and bittersweet
Main Constituents: Limonene, pinenes, camphene, sabinene, citral, cymene, cineols and linalol among others.
Blends With: Angelica, Bergamot, Geranium, Linden Blossom, Lavender, Neroli, Nutmeg, Palmarosa, Rose, Violet and Ylang Ylang
Safety Precautions: Non-toxic; may cause dermal irritation or sensitization reactions- apply in moderation. PHOTOTOXIC: do not use on skin exposed to direct sunlight.