Kaffir lime essential oil (Citrus hystrix) is an uncommon oil also called combava, leech lime, or makrut lime. Two types of this essential oil are available:
Plant family: Rutaceae
Perfume/Aromatic note: Top to middle.
Is kaffir lime safe to use during pregnancy? Consult a professional.
Is kaffir lime essential oil safe for children? Probably, for children age 2+. Consult a professional.
Cautions: Kaffir lime peel that's cold-expressed may cause photosensitivity.
Kaffir lime leaf contains mostly citronellal at 58.9–81.5%. Other constituents include citronellyl acetate, isopulegol, sabinene, and linalool.
Kaffir lime peel:
The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness: The leaf oil stimulates the senses, supports the immune system, and calms and relaxes when you're feeling depressed or anxious. The essential oil is also great in aromatherapy cleaning products.
Aromatica: A Clinical Guide to Essential Oil Therapeutics, Volume 2: Use kaffir lime leaf to help relieve tense and hot conditions with anxiety, agitation, and insomnia and in blends to help reduce arthritic pain.
Essential Oils in Spiritual Practice: Kaffir lime leaf is a catalyst for energetic protection and energetic cord cutting and also supports letting go of limiting thoughts and behavior patterns. The oil supports the third and fourth chakras. This essential oil can help you develop specialization in your desired field so as to cultivate mutually beneficial outcomes and clear inharmonious energies.
Nature in Bottle: Kaffir lime leaf essential oil may help relieve cold or flu-like symptoms. In skin care, this essential oil can benefit oily skin and help reduce acne, when used at an appropriate dilution. The leaf oil also helps manage pain and inflammation, support a healthy immune system, and ease muscle spasms. Emotionally and energetically, the oil refreshes and uplifts and can help deal with situational anxiety and depression.
Aromatherapeutic Blending: Combava petitgrain is indicated for musculoskeletal pain and tension, respiratory support, acne, stress, tension, and insomnia. Suggest essential oils to blend with kaffir leaf oil:
Uplifting Citrus Forest Diffuser Blend
Adapted from Mountain Rose Herbs
Essential Oils: A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice: Kaffir lime peel is a stimulating, activating oil that may help alleviate depression and stress.
Aromatica: A Clinical Guide to Essential Oil Therapeutics, Volume 2: The peel oil is a stimulant decongestant for congestive/damp condition of the liver and gall bladder.
Aromatherapeutic Blending: Combava peel is indicated for musculoskeletal pain, respiratory support, low mood, depression, and stress. Suggested essential oils to blend with the peel oil: