Lime

Updated: Jun 21, 2020

Native to India, Lime trees produce white flowers and citrus fruit and was first carried to the Mediterranean in the 19th Century. Today, Limes are grown throughout the West Indies, Central America and Italy. The entire peel is put through a steam distillation method to extract the essential oil.


Lime oil is very beneficial for revitalizing body and spirit, as well as for creating protection in one's space. The sharp, citrusy scent of lime oil is very beneficial in cutting through delusion and creating clarity - very helpful when you have an important decision to make.




Lime’s culinary uses as a citrusy delight are known throughout the world.


As an essential oil, it offers a wave of therapeutic recipes.






HISTORY AND BENEFITS OF LIME

Lime trees originated in Asia, and are now cultivated in most warm countries. The tree was introduced to Europe by the Arabs, and then travelled to the Americas with settlers. Ship's crews often depended on limes to prevent scurvy, as they have significant quantities of Vitamin C. In modern times, lime oil is used to flavor ginger ale and sodas, and in perfumes.


Lime Essential Oil has been used therapeutically for centuries by many cultures and could offer benefits that can improve your daily life. Whether it’s used aromatically, topically or internally, the lime fruit has endless applications for self-care, cleaning, cooking and much more.


Lime Essential Oil comes from the lime peel, not the distinctively tart juice. Just like the fruit that it’s extracted from, Lime Essential Oils provide an energizing and uplifting aroma, along with an array of amazingly useful everyday benefits.


Aromatherapy:

A watery white or pale yellow liquid with a fresh, sharp, fruity-citrus scent. Everyone's inner child loves the smell of pure Lime essential oil. Somehow it's just instantly uplifting and reminds you of everything that's good in life. Add Lime to your diffuser and enjoy this beautiful aroma, leave it on and off for around 30-60 minutes.


Why not use two of our MrandMrsNurse #23 Botanicals for an amazing smell. Uplift and revitalize your spirit. Try 3 drops each of #23 Lime and #23 Bergamot into your diffuser and change the environment in the air and enhance your mood!


If you have diffuser jewelry, a few drops can give you a boost of energy. It blends well with citronella, lavender, rosemary, clary sage, and all citrus oils.


Check out our amazing collection of diffuser pendants and car diffusers. You can even personalize some of them.


Cosmetically:

Lime has a tightening effect, making it perfect to use to help rejuvenate your skin. Use it topically with a skin-friendly carrier oil to enjoy the benefits. Lime oil’s tonic effect promotes a youthful appearance, and it can be helpful in lightening dark skin spots. Cold pressed Lime Essential Oil has a max dilution of 0.7% due to phototoxicity concerns. Alternatively, Steam Distilled Lime is a great sun-safe alternative. 


Medicinally:

Add a few drops of Lime essential oil to a steaming bowl of water and inhaling. In addition, a few drops to massage oil is a great way to use Lime oil to help support the immune system. All citrus oils are great at combating depression, and Lime is no exception. 


Lime and other citrus essential oils provide relief from acute feelings of anxiety, dread, and hopelessness.


Uses:

Lime essential oil can help to promote the health of your hair, making it more luscious and smooth. It can also help to treat scalp issues like dandruff. Overall, Lime oil can greatly help improve the life of your hair as it makes it more radiant and glowing!

How to Use it: You can add about 2-3 drops of the oil onto your shampoo and massage it gently onto your hair and scalp area, then wash as per normal.


Use Lime on your tummy. 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)


Make a nice spray for the bathroom. In an 8 ounce sprayer add: 20 drops of Lime, 15 drops of Lemon, 25 drops of Tea Tree, and 16 drops of Peppermint, then fill with distilled water. Shake well before each use. Shelf life: 1 week


Lime essential oil as a natural home remedy for any wounds, cuts, insect bites or burns is great for speeding up recovery times and preventing harmful bacteria and infections from setting in, therefore preventing complications!

How to Use it: Dilute the oil with a carrier oil (such as coconut, jojoba or almond oil) in a 1:1 ratio and apply 2-3 drops of the diluted oil topically onto the affected area, while being careful to avoid open wounds. Alternatively, you can also add in a few drops to a cold compress and gently press it onto the affected part of the skin.

For additional advice on how to use or blend oils please contact MrsNurse at contact@mrandmrsnurse.com


Cautions:

For external use only: MrandMrsNurse always suggest consulting with a medical practitioner before using essential oils for therapeutic purposes. Pregnant and nursing women are especially advised not to use essential oils without the medical advice of a physician. In the event of an allergic reaction, discontinue use of the product and see a doctor, pharmacist, or allergist immediately for a health assessment and appropriate remedial action. To prevent side effects, consult with a medical professional prior to use.


Essential Oils should always be stored in an area that is inaccessible to children.





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