The essential oil of lime is extracted by cold compression of fresh lime peels or by steam distillation of its dried peels. The scientific name of lime is Citrus Aurantifolia. The essential oil of lime is composed of compounds like Alpha Pinene, Beta Pinene, Myrcene, Limonene, Terpinolene, Cineole, Linalool, Borneol, Citral, Neral Acetate and Geranyl Acetate. They are very well known across the world and are extensively used in pickles, jams, marmalades, sauces, squash, sorbets, desserts, beverages, cosmetics and a number of other industrial products.
Limes, like lemons, are full of antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients, as is its essential oil. Let’s explore the more specific health benefits that lime essential oil can provide for us