Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Kosher certified

Lime distilled Essential oil Mexico

Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Botanical family : Rutaceae
Method of culture : Conventional
Part harvested : Peels
Harvest period :
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

CAS TSCA : 8008-26-2
INCI : Citrus aurantifolia oil


Citrus

Citrus

In the middle of the plant

Lime is a citrus fruit with acidic juice. It is produced by the lime tree, very similar to the lemon tree, but pricklier and less regular in shape. Like all citrus trees, the lime tree has great hybridization capacity and many varieties. Mexican lime is a variety called “key lime.” The main fruit harvest takes place in Mexico from March to November. Several extraction methods are used to obtain the lime essential oil: steam distillation, centrifugation, or grating the peel. Distilled Mexican lime essential oil is produced via steam distillation of crushed fruits. The fragrance is characteristically citrus, with a citrusy-zesty note, heightened by tangy, lemony notes.

Most likely native to Indonesia, lime rapidly colonized the Asian continent. Then, starting in India, it travelled through Persia, Palestine, and Egypt. Transported by the Arabs, it was introduced on the European continent around the same time as bitter orange and lemon. It was then imported to America in the early 13th century by Spanish and Portuguese explorers. Today, the lime tree grows wild or semi-wild in the jungles of South America.

Your technical documents

Data sheet Security sheet Kosher
GHS CLP GHS CLP K

Specifications

Method for obtaining Hydrodistillation
Appearance Colourless to greenish yellow liquid
Constituents Limonene, gamma-terpinene, terpinolene, alpha-terpineol


Advised uses : Aromatherapy, Perfumery, Cosmetic, Alimentary