Oil was obtained by two processes: the first was by rubbing the limes over a rough surface to obtain high quality lime oil from the skin; the other was by crushing and boiling the limes to obtain oil.
Pieces of the old machinery can still be seen at Stonefield Estate.
Source: St. Lucia Historic Sites by Robert J. Devaux & Saint Lucia National Trust – 1975
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