Organic / Peel
Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) essential oil has a sweet, juicy, citrusy bouquet with delicate floral undertone. A sharp and refreshing oil that enlivens and restores the spirits and acts as an antiviral to protect you against aliments.
Best ways to use Lime essential oil:
- Direct Palm / Nasal Inhaler: Place a drop of oil in the palm of your hand, gently rub the hands together, cup your hands around your nose and take a deep breath in through the nose to awaken the mind. You can also add several drops to nasal inhaler and breathe in throughout the day. You can repeat multiple times though out the day.
- Diffuser: Lime is one of our favorites to use in a diffuser during the winter cold and flu season. It gives you a sense of tropics while the air is cold outside (great to mix with lemon). As a mood up lifter we like to add ylang ylang or holy basil.
- Add a couple of drops to a facial steam bath to help break up mucus (great with peppermint or lemon).
- Cleanser: add lime essential oil and water to a spray bottle to disinfect your working station, children’s room or anywhere that might need a quick cleanse (add lemon and sweet orange for a clean refreshing scent).
Other oils it blends well with:
Bergamot, clary sage, holy basil, lavender, lime, mandarin, neroli, rosemary, sweet orange, ylang ylang
Fun facts: Lime is a small evergreen tree native to asia. Lime became very popular in the 1800’s when it was found that it contained high amounts of vitamin C. Lime can work up to 1 hour as a bug repellent.
Cautions: Lime is considered non-toxic and non-irritant. Like other citruses it is potentially phototoxic so do not apply before going out into sunlight.