Historical Use -For some time, lime was used for dyspepsia with glycerine of pepsin. It was often used in place of lemon for fevers, sore throats, and tonic. Cold-pressed from the peel of fresh limes, Lime essential oil is refreshing and energizing in both aroma and taste. Lime is frequently used in entrées and beverages for their fresh, citrus flavour. Due to its high limonene content, Lime provides internal cleansing benefits and can be diffused to help purify the air and creating an uplifting ambience. It is also an effective and natural surface cleaner. Lime is known for its ability to uplift, balance, and energize. Lime is frequently used in facial and body cleansers for its purifying properties and uplifting scent.
Botanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia
Aromatic Description: Citrus, tart, sweet
Collection Method: Cold Pressed/Expression
Plant Part: Lime rind (peel)
Main Constituents: Limonene, β-pinene, γ-terpinene
Shelf Life: 1-2 Years
Blending : Lime essential oil blends well with neroli, lavender, clary sage and ylang-ylang.
Massage : Lime oil can be used as a massage oil or diluted in the bath, to help with painful muscles and joints, respiratory problems and cellulite, as well as when colds and flu. It is also helpful to clear oily congested skin and is also often used to help fight cellulite and remove the cottage cheese effect from the skin.
Diffusion : In burners and vaporisers lime oil can be used to lifts depression and energize a tired mind, while easing breathing. The fragrance helps give the feeling of “fullness” thus, reducing the craving to eat and hence, helping with issues of obesity.
Safety : DO NOT ingest the oil. Possible skin sensitivity. Always do a patch test on a small area of skin. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. I massage applications, blend with good quality coconut oil or other good quality carrier oils at a ratio of 3 to 5 drops essential oil to 1 tablespoon carrier oil. Keep in a cool dry place and out of direct light.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
TUMMY BLEND : Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 6 drops of Lime, 2 drops of Ginger, 8 drops of Peppermint, 8 drops of Sweet Orange, then fill with Sweet Almond oil. Shake to mix well. Apply a teaspoon over the abdomen and massage. (2% dilution)
INHALER : Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Lime, 5 drops of Tea Tree and 5 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus. Or add Lime to your Thera Lux Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
GARGLE : Add to a 4 ounce squeeze bottle: ½ cup of warm Chamomile tea, 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 drop of Lime and 1 drop Tea Tree. Shake well to dissolve the honey and essential oils into the tea. Use as a gargle 2-3 times daily or as often as needed to provide relief; shake the bottle well each time before use. Utilize the whole bottle daily and make a fresh batch as needed.
UPLIFT : Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Lime, 5 drops of Basil and 5 drops of Lemon. Or add 5-6 drops of Lime to your Car Diffuser diffusor and diffuse for a more uplifting drive.
MENTAL FATIGUE : Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Lime, 5 drops of Rosemary and 5 drops of Peppermint. Or add 5-6 drops of Lime to your Scent Ball Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
INHALATION : Add the following to a 5 ml amber glass bottle: 25 drops of Lime, 40 drops of Eucalyptus and 35 drops of Tea Tree, then shake to mix well. Fill a bowl with steamy water; add to the bowl 2 drops of the essential oil mixture, covering your head and bowl with a towel to keep the steam in. Inhale through your nose, with eyes closed. Breathe in the vapours for several minutes, or as desired.
SUGAR SCRUB : To exfoliate the skin and smooth the appearance, mix together: 12 drops of Lime, 10 drops of Cypress, 12 drops of Tangerine and 14 drops of Grapefruit with 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of Jojoba and 1/4 cup of Sesame oils. Stir to mix well. Best if used in the shower, on wet skin. Gently massage 1 tablespoon, or as much as needed, into problem areas. Rinsing away the sugar will leave the oils behind to work therapeutically, so you may want to use as a last step (using soap after will remove all traces of oil). Use a spoon to scoop out, and do not get product wet to prevent contamination.
BATHROOM SPRAY : In an 8 ounce sprayer add: 20 drops of Lime, 30 drops of Litsea, 15 drops of Lemon, 25 drops of Tea Tree, 20 drops of Patchouli, 18 drops of Cinnamon Bark and 16 drops of Peppermint, then fill with distilled water. Shake well before each use. Shelf life: 1 week
Citrus Arantifolia Essential Oil