PERUVIAN SWEET LEMON ESSENTIAL OILRegular price $35.00
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.
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.
To maximize the longevity of our essential oils please store away from direct sunlight and heat. Please use with care and dilute properly. Avoid contact with eyes, keep out of reach of children, do not take internally.
A collaboration with nature
We believe in fostering curiosity and reverence for nature’s biodiversity, employing a scientific and holistic approach to our creations that inspires a reconnection with our most primordial sense and elicits a shift in consciousness.
Nature is our ultimate guide
With profound admiration for botanical species native to climate zones across the world, we strive to spread awareness about the need to conserve the beautiful lands that allow these plants to thrive while giving back to local and indigenous communities that have cultivated them for centuries.
To ensure efficacy and an experience of the highest quality Bio Alchemy Olfactive travels the world to source each botanical ingredient and offering, working closely with farmers, ethnobotanists, harvesters, distillers, and surrounding communities.
Traceability and sustainability are integral to our work. The botanical materials that make up our collection are sourced with an eye towards sustainable growth practices, mindful cultivation and extraction, and reverence for the cultural traditions that have dictated their use for centuries.
All products are formulated in Bio Alchemy Olfactive’s private lab with exclusively sourced ingredients. Each bottle is hand poured, labeled and packaged. Our packaging, from shipping boxes, water activated tape, and protective wrap to shipping labels are plastic free and made from 100% post consumer waste with recycled ink, making them fully recyclable and naturally biodegradable. No forests are damaged in production.
Products packaged in glass vials are intended for reuse and are tied with hand spun natural Peruvian alpaca twine from the women of a small community with whom we work.
We prioritize eco-friendly and responsibly sourced packaging materials in effort to keep our carbon footprint as small as possible.