Lime Oil

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Description

A lime is a citrus fruit, which is typically round in shape, lime green in color, is roughly 1.2 to 2.4 inches in diameter, and contains acidic juice vesicles. There are several species of citrus trees whose fruits are called limes, including the Key lime (Citrus aurantifolia), Persian lime, Kaffir lime, and Dessert Lime. Limes are an excellent source of vitamin C, and are often used to accent the flavors of foods and beverages. They are grown year-round in tropical climates and are usually smaller and less sour than lemons, although varieties may differ in sugar and acidic content. Plants with fruit called “limes” have diverse genetic origins; limes do not form a monophyletic group. The essential oil from lime comes from the rind through cold pressed process. Limes have a stronger flavor and more acidity than lemons, however, their essential oil has a similar fragrance and the same properties and can be used in the same way.

Uses

Lime essential oil is favored for:

  • Skin – Lime is used to smooth the skin and tone tissue. It can be utilized to treat dull, oily skin through its mild bleaching action. It is ideal for removing warts and is used to prevent infection when used on insect bites.
  • Anti-Bacterial – Lime is used as a treatment of sore throat, bronchitis, coughs, throat infections, colds and influenza.
  • Digestion – Lime is ideal for easing indigestion, expelling gas from the intestines and purifying the blood.
  • Focus- Promotes clear focus and concentration.
  • Stress Reducer – Well known for its calming properties, Lime is used to reduce symptoms of irritability, anger, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia and depression. It promotes feelings of peace and calm.

 

Additional Information

Weight 0.5oz
Botanical NameCitrus aurantifolia
Method of ExtractionCold Press
Plant Parts UsedPeel
OriginItaly
Blends Well WithLime essential oil blends well with the essential oils of Clary Sage, Lavender, Neroli and Ylang-Ylang oils.
Aromatic ScentA top note with a medium aroma, it has a tart, fresh scent characteristic of the fruit.

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How to use

There are multiple ways to use Lime essential oil, depending on what issue you want to address: • Calming - This oil may have calming properties, and may be able to reduce the symptoms of stress, exhaustion, and anxiety, or just calm your mind by diffusing a few drops using a vaporizer. You can add it to your bathwater as well. • For the symptomatic relief of colds, coughs, and chest congestion - add a few drops to a bowl of steaming water and inhale it. You can also mix a few drops with a carrier oil, then rub it on your neck and chest. • If you have rheumatism and arthritis- put two to three drops in an ounce of carrier oil, then massage on the affected areas regularly for symptomatic relief of discomfort. • Help avoid dandruff and bring life to dull, frizzy, or oily hair - by mixing a few drops of lime oil in your favorite shampoo. Lime can help remove oil quickly while also moisturizing your scalp.

Useful tips

Limes contain a rich supply of vitamins and minerals and d-limonene found in citrus oils! When taken internally, lime may provide antioxidant support and aid in weight management. Take advantage of these benefits by using it in your water or food every day!