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Organic key lime

Organic key lime

Cistrus aurantifolia

Botanical Properties

Key lime is a citrus fruit that is often confused with the lemon fruit (otherwise known as Citrus limon). However, this fruit is different insofar as its peel is thinner and it is picked before reaching maturity, whilst its skin is a dark green. These dark green key limes are grown on bushes from the Rustaceae family.

Origin and history

Originating in India, key lime spread to the Mediterranean and South America. It has found a place as a key ingredient in exotic cocktails (rum punch, ti punch, margarita, etc.) but also in many dishes such as marinades, ceviche, salads, mousses, fish dishes, etc.

Organoleptic properties

Aspect: liquid, cloudy

Colour: yellow

Odour: acidic, fresh, lemony

Distilled parts: Cold pressing of the zest

Country of origin: Mexico

Density: 0.85 - 0.88


Main biochemical component: Limonene

Allergenic molecules naturally found in this product: Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citral.

Certain natural components of this essential oil may cause allergic reactions. Please do an allergy test on the skin in the crease of your elbow before using this product.


  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Calming
  • Antispasmodic
  • Anxiolytic


We recommend using our organic key lime essential oil against anxiety, nervousness, and stress. This fruit’s refreshing scent will bring you calm and serenity. This oil is also prescribed to treat inflammation and spasms of the digestive system.



Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally. Key lime essential oil is photosensitising, please avoid exposing yourself to direct sunlight after applying to the skin.

Oral administration:

Take 2 drops of organic key lime essential oil 3 times a day. Mix with a little honey or a lozenge placed under the tongue to help combat digestive fatigue.

On the skin:

Mix 4 drops of organic key lime essential oil with 15 drops of organic hazelnut oil and apply topically to acne or warts.

By diffusion:

Freshen and sanitise the air within a room by diffusing this oil into the atmosphere. This will also act as an anti-stress agent.

Possible synergies

For digestion: Basil, Mint

Energetic values and synergies

In energy aromatherapy, lime is associated with the solar chakra, otherwise known as Manipura. This is the third chakra and is associated with the colour yellow.

Key lime essential oil will boost its user’s courage, increase their ability to adapt to different situations, helps overcome fears and nightmares, all whilst enhancing concentration.

In synergy: When mixed with helichrysum this oil will help one find inner peace. When diffused, key lime essential oil cleanses the body and mind. As a massage oil: Mix 10 drops of organic key lime essential oil with 10 drops of organic ylang ylang essential oil and 30 drops of organic onager oil. Use this blend to massage the celiac plexus and the spinal cord.


Flammable. Oral use only under medical advice. Keep out of reach of children. Unadvisable for children under the age of three, pregnant or lactating women. Do not apply to the skin before exposing oneself to the sun. Can be used in cooking. Do not apply neat to the skin.


The information given on this site regarding essential oils are only to be taken as indications. They do in no way, aim to replace any medical advice given by a qualified doctor. For all therapeutic uses, or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult your doctor

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