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Lime, Distilled (Bio-Certified)

Lime has a fresh, sweet, green/bitter, citrus scent. It is refreshing and rejuvenating. The aroma inspires and brings clean fresh energy to clear the mind. Limes have long been used for the high vitamin content. It is a good tonic for the liver and kidneys. Like Lemon oil it is good for the digestion. Lime stimulates the brain, clears thoughts and aids concentration. It cheers you up and refreshes the room. It has similar properties to Lemon oil.

Lime oil is full of antioxidants. Lime oil is loaded with terpene hydrocarbons, such as a-pinene, b-pinene, d-pinene, camphene, sabinene, and terponolene. It also contains oxygenated compounds like a-terpineol, 1,8-cineole, 1,4-cineole, linalool, and fenchol, as well as sesquiterpenes.

Lime oil has been used in making fragrances as well as the food and beverage industry. It is a versatile oil that can be used in making household cleansers, soaps, and is especially useful in grease removal. Put a few drops on a cotton cloth and use to remove stubborn grease. It is also great in removing the sticky residue from stickers.

Lime oil can be used as a hair conditioner. Just add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner.

By simply diffusing the lime oil, the air has a clean fragrance that also boosts your immune system. For a more intense experience add a few drops to boiling water and inhale the fumes. It helps clear your throat and sinuses. It can be a part of your detox regimen to cleanse your liver. To improve the digestive process add 2 drops of lime oil to 20 drops of sesame oil and gently massage into the abdomen.

To help relieve aches and pains, add a few drops of lime oil to a carrier oil and rub on the area. The fresh scent is also uplifting to the spirit.
To keep your fruits from turning brown rub a few drops on the fruit or avocado. It is also used as a disinfectant.

Benefits: anti-spasmodic, bronchitis, deodorant, liver pain, stomach cramps, similar benefits as lemon.

Sweet Lime
Article By: Melissa Farris

Sweet lime has the unmistakable bright sunny citrus scent of lime. Lime essential oil comes from common limes which are used in cooking, drinks and more. This mouthwatering essential oil is great for use in homemade soaps, lotions and other body care products and adds a unique fresh scent.

Lime is delicious and brings to mind all the wonderful drinks and foods flavored with limes. The essential oil can be used in drinks and food for flavoring in much the same way as lemon essential oil. Using 1-2 drops of lime essential oil in limeade enhances the lime flavor. A couple drops of lime essential oil in a pot of Thai coconut soup- delicious! When used for food flavoring it is advisable to consume fewer than 7 drops a day.

The scent of lime essential oil brings a lightheartedness and sunshine into our lives. Lime is great in household diffusers as the scent brings a bright cheerful aroma and outlook as well as keeping you and the family more protected from unwelcome molds, fungi, bacteria and viruses.

Lime is non-toxic, but like other citrus oils used directly on the skin is NOT RECCOMENDED. DILUTE Lime to a 2-5% concentration in a carrier for use on the skin. Lime causes photosensitivity. This means when you apply it undiluted and go out into the sun, the sun may cause a burn that can scar. Please do not apply lime essential oil to sunscreens or apply to the skin within 4-8 hours of direct prolonged sun exposure.

The scent of lime is similar to, yet very different from lemon. They share the same bright citrus scent and astringent feel to the skin and sinus but lime is distinct in scent. The lime essential oil blends well with lemon, bergamot, grapefruit, peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen, sweet marjoram, ginger, lemongrass, palmarosa, basil, eucalyptus and more.

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