Lime essential oil distilled type - Citrus aurantifolia (Christman) swingle - Mexican
The screw-pressing of the fruit produces a juice-essential oil emulsion. The emulsion is then steam distilled and the oil separated from the condensate by decantation. The drastic thermal treatment in the highly acidic lime juice leads to changes in the essential oil. However these changes are appareciated for some applications and furthermore, having undergone drastic acid-thermal action, the oil is extremely stable in acid applications.
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CategoryEssential Oils and Extracts
Harvest PeriodMay - Aug
Natural StatusEU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptorssweet, fresh, terpene, lime
Common Applicationsbergamot, citrus, lemon, lime, melon, elder flower
AppearancePale yellow to yellow liquid
Optical Rotation+32.0 to +47.0
Refractive Index @20℃1.4680 - 1.4820
Specific Gravity @20℃0.855 - 0.870
Flash Point ℃50°C
Shelf Life (months)12
Storage RecommendationsSealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.