Self Love Podcast

SLP 130: Self Love Quicky – LIME Essential Oil

Episode 130
25, Nov, 2021
}7 Minutes

Show Notes

Lime Essential Oil – Citrus Aurantifolia or Medica

If ever you are feeling like you need a little lift, an added spring in your step or a sense of ‘beam me up Scottie’ then the exquisite, fresh and uplifting aroma of lime oil is your number one go-to!

It is one of the most revered mood elevators. You cannot help but feel happy and invigorated by its appealing, sharp yet sweet, citrus scent. One drop on a cotton pad tucked into your top is a wonderful way to use your body as a human diffuser. Its beautiful scent will hit you at various times throughout the day and you may find yourself smiling with increased zest every time you inhale it.

Lime is refreshing and stimulating, activating and revitalising and much like lemon oil it can be used for its powerful cleansing qualities. A couple of drops on a damp cloth can help to remove stains, chewing gum and sticker residue.

Adding a few drops of this oil to a recipe that requires the flavor of lime is out of this world. You can make an exquisite chocolate body scrub by adding 2 drops of lime to 2 Tbsp rapadura sugar, 1 Tbsp of coconut oil and 1 tsp of cacao powder. This is serious body love at its best!

Lime is also a wonderful astringent, it is tonifying, antiseptic and antimicrobial making it an ideal additive in skincare. If you add 2 drops of lime and 2 drops of lavender into a bowl of warm water, you can use a face washer to compress onto skin conditions such as congested oily skin, acne, eczema and dermatitis.

One of the most common ways to extract this oil is by cold pressing the rind of the fruit. This retains many of the natural elements that make it so appealing. However, it is cold pressed lime oil that is known to be phototoxic and should be avoided in the sun within 6-12hours of application. Steam distilled lime is not considered to be phototoxic.

Lime is an effective immune booster and when used in a diffuser or vaporizer with oils like rosemary, lemon and eucalyptus it can help clear sinuses and head colds. If you add 2 drops of lime, 1 drop lavender and 1 drop tea tree into a bowl of hot water you can use it as a powerful steam inhalation to appease headaches and cold and flu symptoms.

When blended into a carrier oil like sweet almond or jojoba, lime, lemon and neroli make a wonderful combination for helping to reduce cellulite and varicose veins. And blended with oils like grapefruit, fennel and oregano can support a sluggish digestive system.

Due to its uplifting qualities it is an appealing stress reliever and when used in a vaporizer can appease a negative mindset, anxiety and exhaustion. Inhaling a drop on a tissue can help appease a sense of apathy and lack of energy. And here’s the best part… if you have a broken or heavy heart, feel like you have lost your way or just need a good hug then consider lime oil your dream mum in a bottle!

In the beautiful Aroma Cards there is even more information about this amazing oil but if the plant could talk to you here is her message:

‘I have boundless inner peace and joy as worry and stress just melt away.’

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