Native to South Asia, lime is now cultivated mainly in Florida, Cuba, Central America and Italy. This citrus fruit is packed with vitamins and minerals and produces an excellent essential oil known for its cleansing and restorative properties. We use expeller pressed lime oil for its crisp refreshing scent. Lime is antiseptic, antiviral, restorative, aperitif and tonic.

Benefits of Lime for Skin:

  • Antiseptic and cleansing. Lime is very antiseptic. This makes it useful for purifying the skin since it removes dead cells that clog pores while toning your skin.
  • Vitamin-rich. This small fruit may seem minuscule when compared to oranges, grapefruits and other citrus fruits. But it packs quite a punch despite its small size. Lime is rich in nutrients like Vitamin C, folate, magnesium, potassium and choline to name a few. When added to your skincare routine, particularly as an essential oil, lime provides your skin with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and pliable.
  • Stimulating and healing. Rich in antioxidants, lime contains healing properties which stimulate blood flow and promote health within your skin.
  • Treats acne and oily skin. Another benefit of lime for skin relates to its ability to treat acne and oily skin. It leaves skin looking healthy and radiant by removing excess oil secretions and killing bacteria and other microorganisms which may lead to acne outbreaks. Since it contains antioxidants and antimicrobial properties, it’s also perfect for maintaining skin health in general.