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Fresh Lime Juice (Citrus aurantifolia)

The Citrus aurantifolia tree is thought to be native to the tropical regions of Asia, but is now widely grown in other tropical and subtropical areas of the world, including Brazil, Mexico and the West Indies.

The lime fruits are commonly picked when green and unripe. In this form, they are higher in acid and sugar content than lemons.

In 1493, Columbus took the lime to the West Indies and Spanish settlers subsequently established the tree in Florida. Originally grown on the keys, this gave rise to the term ‘Key Limes.’

Hundreds of years ago, sailors often developed scurvy, a severe vitamin C deficiency on long voyages. In the 19th century, James Lind found that drinking citrus juices could cure this disease. The lime and other citrus fruits were made available on every ship. The term ‘Limey’ comes from this time.

We squeeze fresh, organic limes to obtain the juice.

Our Big shampoo contains lime juice for shine, acts as an antibacterial agent and refreshes the scalp.