Botanical Name: Citrus Aurantifolia
Plant Part: Fruit Peel
Processing Method: Cold Pressed, Steam Distilled
Key lime is a citrus species with a globose fruit, 2.5–5 cm in diameter (1–2 in), that is yellow when ripe but usually picked green commercially. It is smaller and seedier, with a higher acidity, a stronger aroma, and a thinner rind, than that of the Persian lime (Citrus Latifolia). It is valued for its unique flavour compared to other limes, with the Key lime usually having a more tart and bitter flavour. The name comes from its association with the Florida Keys, where it is best known as the flavouring ingredient in Key lime pie. Key Lime Essential Oil has a tart, fresh scent characteristic of the fruit.
Blends With: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Rosewood, Vetiver and Ylang-ylang.
IMPORTANT: All Sweetgrass&Rain Aromatherapy Essential Oils are for external use only, are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease and should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Dilute Essentials Oils well with a suitable Carrier Oil before use. Essential Oils may cause skin irritation in some individuals so a skin test is recommended prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes.