Botanical: Citrus limetta Harvest: Wild/Organically growing Plant part: Fruit peel Source: Peruvian high jungle Extraction: Steam distillation, Stainless steel
Beams of white and pale yellow shine from exotic jungle citrus, whose flowers spark a complex, candied zest.
Citrus limetta, is a unique Peruvian citrus fruit commonly referred to as “Lima” throughout Peru. Its essential oil is difficult to come by and is distilled by a community of growers in Huyro, Peru exclusively for Bio Alchemy Olfactive. These sunny yellow fruits grow wild in what was once a thriving sweet lemon orchard in the high jungle. They have a lighter colored pulp than the common lemon, and offer a delightful sweetness in place of tang. Our partners collect the ripened fruit and flowers, steam distilling essential oil in small batches during the months of July through September. Its scent is ripe with sparkling sweet lemon and notes of candied lemon peel, white flowers, and sunshine.
Usage As with most citrus essential oils, Lima is vibrant, detoxifying, cleansing and antibacterial. It supports lymphatic drainage, clears the skin, and uplifts the spirit and mood. Bio Alchemy Olfactive’s essential oil of Lima is not photosensitizing on the skin like many cold pressed citrus essential oils due to the fact it is extracted by distillation. Add a few drops to massage oil, clay masks, or body treatments, diffuse to purify the air and environment, or simply inhale from the bottle to heighten and lighten the mood.