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Citrus aurantifolia


CAS Number: 90063-52-8

Product Code: PFW3040

INCI Name: Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Distillate Water


COMMON NAMES West Indian Lime, Omani Lime, Mexican Lime, Key Lime

EXTRACTION METHOD Steam Distilled Hydrosol

ODOUR PROFILE Fresh, citric, lemony, zesty odour



Our organic Lime Hydrosol is expertly steam distilled from the fresh, fragrant rinds of fruits of Citrus aurantifolia plant growing in orchards that dot parts of the sunny, warm Mexican countryside. Lime Hydrosol has a sweet, citrusy, and fresh scent profile and works wonderfully as a rejuvenating aroma spray, and is suitable for cosmetic use.

Along with helping to purify unwanted microbial activity, Lime Hydrosol can help remove unwanted oil from the skin and help limit the effects of acne. It is highly versatile and is traditionally incorporated into lotions, ointments, creams, facial toners, body spray/splashes, calming sprays, and can be used in place of water in other formulations. This hydrosol also helps manage pain and inflammation, support a healthy immune system, and can help ease unwanted muscle spasms. It is also considered an excellent antioxidant.

Lime Hydrosol has a fresh, bright scent has invigorating, refreshing properties when used externally. Emotionally and energetically, Lime Hydrosol refreshes and uplifts and brings sunshine and light to the mind, body, and spirit.


PLEASE NOTE: Our range of Hydrosols, Hydrolats or Floral Waters are 100% pure and free from preservatives, alcohol and emulsifiers. These are the most genuine form of hydrosols (obtained by steam distillation of the plant parts), no infusion, no blend of essential oil and water and no condensed water. These hydrosols are 3 to 5 times more concentrated when compared to other hydrosols available in the market and are of superior quality.

We guarantee a microbiological cleanliness of our hydrosols thanks to our stainless steel, glass system and our packaging procedure that includes the decontamination of all our bottles and caps with organic alcohol. We systematically do microbiological testing of all batches and publish the results on the analysis report for each batch. All our hydrosols are kept in a low temperature storage.

Our hydrosols are specifically distilled for the hydrosol, not produced as a by-product or even a co-product. These hydrosols are distilled using fresh plant material allowing us to capture not just all the volatile components of the plant, but more importantly, the cellular water from the living plant. This cellular water is usually lost under the conventional high pressurised steam runs for essential oils, or by using dried plant material. It is this cellular water, imbued with nutritious minerals, phytosterols, antioxidants, and countless other natural botanical chemicals, that imparts the hydrosol with the water-soluble aromatic and therapeutic properties of the plant.

Our exquisitely scented hydrosols therefore have a different make-up to their essential oil counterpart though they retain a small fraction of essential oil compounds (about 0.05 to 0.2 grams per litre) - mostly the gentler, more hydrophilic aromatic esters and alcohols. This is one of the reasons that makes hydrosols quite safe for children, the elderly, and anybody with pronounced sensitivities.

Our hydrosols are very versatile in use as:
u2022 Facial Cleanser: Moisten with a cotton pad and swipe across the skin of the face to cleanse.
u2022 Facial Spray: Close the eyes and lightly mist your face as a daily refresher. Store hydrosol in the refrigerator for extra-cooling skin relief.
u2022 Facial Mask: Mix the hydrosol with clay or body butter and apply to cleansed skin. Rinse after 10-15 minutes.
u2022 Bath Additive: Simply add to your bath water.
u2022 Hair Care: Spray onto cleansed hair and gently massage the hair and scalp. Do not rinse.
u2022 Deodorant & Perfume Spray: Mist under arms and as needed elsewhere to help prevent body odor.
u2022 Foot Spray: Mist the tops and bottoms of feet to help control foot odor and to refresh your feet.
u2022 Aroma Massage: Spray the hydrosol on oily skin before starting the massage.
u2022 Meditation/Prayer Spray: Hydrosols can be used to help enhance meditation and prayer.
u2022 Car Freshening Spray: Mist the interior of your car, avoiding polished, painted and fragile surfaces.
u2022 Linen Refresher: Simply spray to freshen and fragrance sheets, towels, pillows and other linens.
u2022 Calming Spray: Mist your room, body and face using hydrosols that are reported to help reduce stress and anxiety.
u2022 Aromatic Substitute for Water in Personal Care Recipes: Enhance your lotion, cream, room mist and other recipes that call for water with skin-safe hydrosols.

This is a cosmetic raw material and is meant for external use only in cosmetic formulations. As with all of our materials, it should not be taken internally.


Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Certificate of Analysis (COA)