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Lime Essential Oil

by Penny Keay

Lime - Citrus aurantifolia

Botanical names: Citrus aurantifolia
Country of Origin - Haiti, USA, Central America, West Indies, Italy
Processed - Steam distilled & Expeller
Part used - Peels
Smell - sweet fresh citrus
Pale yellow to olive green colored
Note - Top note

PROPERTIES & USES:

Antiseptic, anti viral, bactericidal, digestive, febrifuge, astringent, stimulant, aperitif, anti rheumatic, restorative, and a tonic

Skin & Hair: Acne, boils and other skin infections, cuts, insect bites, deodorant and useful for oily skin and hair.

Respiratory: bronchitis, sore throats, asthma, catarrh

Muscular/Skeletal: Arthritis, cellulitis, rheumatism

Cardiovascular: circulatory stimulant, helps with high blood pressure and nosebleeds

Immune: fights viral infections - colds, flu and fevers (has a cooling effect)

Digestive: digestive tonic and helps with intestinal discomforts, dyspepsia, stomach cramps, flatulence.

Genito/urinary/reproductive: increases urine

Nervous - Brain/Mind: helps with apathy, anxiety, nervousness, depression, restlessness, exhaustion. Refreshes the tired mind, is uplifting, stimulated, cheering, refreshing and restorative.

Endocrine - n/a

Industry/Commercial/ Other uses:

fragrance component in cosmetics, perfumes and soaps. and used to flavor many soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.

CAUTIONS:

Non toxic but can cause skin irritation. The expeller pressed essential oil can cause photo sensitization. The steam distilled version doesn't.

*DO NOT TAKE ANY ESSENTIAL OIL ORALLY - Any essential oil - ingested in large (and sometimes even small) amounts can be fatal.* *Keep out of reach of children.*

BLENDS TO TRY

REFRESHING SPRAY #1

Lime - 90 drops
Peppermint - 50 drops
Eucalyptus - 10 drops
Emulsifier - 5 ml
Room Spray Base - 4 oz

Add essential oils and emulsifier into a clean bottle then pourRoom Spray Base into the bottle Shake well then spritz in the air. Shake well before each use.


REFRESHING SPRAY #2

Lime - 50 drops
Grapefruit - 50 drops
Orange - 10 drops
Patchouli - 10 drops
Emulsifier - 5 ml
Room Spray Base- 4 oz

Add essential oils and emulsifier into a clean bottle then pour Room Spray Baseinto the bottle Shake well then spritz in the air. Shake well before each use.

The above 2 blends can be used in any diffuser by omitting the emulsifier and water. Just blend in an amber bottle, shake well and then apply a few drops to your favorite diffuser.


To Soothe Insect Bites

Juniper berry - 2 drops
Basil - 2 drops
Lime - 1 drops
Sesame oil - 5 ml

Blend essential oils in carrier oil. Shake well and apply a small amount to the bites every few hours.

FOR OILY HAIR

Ylang ylang - 9 drops
Lime - 9 drops
Rosemary - 8 drops
Grapeseed Oil - 2 tablespoons

Mix all ingredients then apply 1 teaspoon to hair and scalp and massage in. Allow to penetrate for several hours or overnight.

Wash your hair with a natural shampoo (unscented) washing it twice.

Use 3 times a week.

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© 2003, 2015, 2017 Penny Keay All rights reserved Worldwide.
Please do not use my information without my permission.


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