Bright & Zesty Makrut Lime - Everyday Essentials

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makrut lime

Bright & Zesty Makrut Lime

A fruit with many names, Makrut Lime may also be referred to as Combava, Leech Lime, Kaffir Lime, and Thai Bergamot. It is a very unique citrus essential oil due to having a limonene content that is much lower than other citrus oils, such as Lemon. This allows for a unique aromatic profile that is not only bright and fresh, but also gives way to notes of pine and a touch of spice. The fruit itself looks very similar to a small bergamot, with a rough, bumpy green rind surrounded by prickly stems and large, glossy green leaves. 

During times of seasonal illness, diffuse Makrut Lime to help keep the household healthy. Its sparkling, vibrant aroma is uplifting and energizing, which may not only be a welcome treat when feeling unwell, but can promote feelings of happiness and alertness. Topically, Makrut Lime may ease muscle tension, making it an excellent addition to massage oil blends. Its purifying properties can also help keep skin looking clear and fresh, or use in a DIY hair mask to promote luscious locks. Just remember to dilute in a carrier oil before applying topically. Our steam-distilled Makrut Lime does not contain furanocoumarins, meaning it is safe to use on the skin without concerns of phototoxicity. And finally, this multi-faceted citrus encourages digestive health and is a great addition to your favorite tummy-supporting blends.

Makrut Lime Essential Oil is an Oil of the Month offering throughout the month of March. Check back with us soon to see if we have added it to our collection.

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Some Things to Know

Botanical Name: Citrus hystrix

Primary Constituents: 

  • Limonene
  • B-Pinene
  • Terpinen-4-ol

Aromatic Scent: Sparkling and sweet green citrus scent

Directions: Aromatic – Diffuse using 3-4 drops per 100 mL of water or use in a personal inhaler. Topical – Dilute to 2-4% in a carrier.

Shelf Life: 2 Years

Cautions: Harmful if swallowed. Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if skin irritation/sensitivity occurs. If pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. External use only. 

Try Makrut Lime to help brighten up your home with this zesty, uplifting diffuser blend that’s sure to banish stale, unpleasant aromas:

Makrut Lime Deodorizing Diffuser Blend

To help support healthy hair in the face of damage and dryness, try this hot oil treatment!

Lime & Mint Hot Oil Hair Treatment

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Using the double-boiler method, heat the Argan and Jojoba oils to a point where they are warm enough to touch without burning skin. Add essential oils and mix well. To use, separate hair into quarters for easier application. Start applying from your roots and work your way to the ends. Gently massage into your hair and scalp and comb through to ensure even application. Protect your hair with a shower cap or bag and let the oil saturate your hair for at least 30 minutes (can be left in longer if needed). Shampoo hair, making sure to lather up and massage scalp well. May need to shampoo 2x if the scalp still feels oily. Finish with conditioner and rinse. You may add any remaining oil to the ends of hair to help tame split ends/frizziness. 

Hot oil treatment can be used once a week, or if your hair is more oily, try once every other week to help add shine and moisture to damaged and dried-out strands. 

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Let us know what you think about Makrutp Lime! Don’t have yours yet? Make sure to head over to our Oil of the Month Club.


14 thoughts on “Bright & Zesty Makrut Lime”

  • This sounds like a fabulous oil!! I hope that it comes into the regular PT line of EO’s And I love that it’s not photosensitive, either.

  • My first oil of the month purchase , i always see unique and interesting oils, and this lime did disappoint me. not impressed. $20 and it’s 10ml of Some fancy name lime, it smells like 7up.

    1. Hello! We are sorry to hear that you did not like this oil. Please contact our customer satisfaction department at [email protected] and we will get you a refund or account credit. Thank you!

  • I love this oil. It is different enough from regular lime to be really interesting. Put it in my diffuser and it is wonderful! Would like to add it to one of my body sprays as an ingredient, but only if this will be available in the future. Hope this becomes a regular product.

    1. Hi Catherine! We always recommend diluting all essential oils with a carrier oil, or other types of carriers, such as a body lotion. Oils used neat, or at 100% concentration, have the potential to result in skin damage, sensitivity, and irritation. Safety is a key part of using essential oils effectively, which is why we always encourage users to dilute to the recommended amount. Great question!

    1. Great question, Connie! We do not recommend the ingestion of any essential oil, including Makrut Lime. When used in a digestive tummy blend, we recommend using this oil topically, after being safely diluted in a carrier oil. When this blend is made, simply massage it onto your abdomen to help with discomfort.

  • I’m confused. Part of the uses says this can be used for digestive and added to tummy blends. Then, under the warning section it says not to take internally.

    1. When using Makrut Lime as part of a digestive blend, it should be applied to the areas of discomfort on top of the skin. Makrut Lime can also be diluted at the recommended amount in a carrier oil and used alone to help with stomach discomfort. However, we do not recommend this oil to be taken internally – the recommendation is for topical and aromatic uses only. I hope this helps!

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