Lime

Citrus x aurantifolia

The lime tree is an evergreen tree growing up to 15 feet tall. It has smooth, green leaves and small white flowers. The trees grow in most warm climates around the world. Lime oil is obtained by steam distillation of the rinds or whole fruit. Lime oil is one of the most affordable and readily available essential oils. It is energizing and fresh, making it pleasant for the person cleaning and for leaving the home smelling clean as well as being clean. It is said that lime essential oils purify the mind and soul and cleanse the aura. A quick and easy natural cleaning solution for stains is to use half a lime or lime essential oil and salt. Shake salt onto the stain and rub out with the juice of the lime.

Aroma: sharp, citrusy

Blends with: lavender, sage, ylang ylang, rosemary

Properties: antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, disinfectant

Uses: fevers, arthritis, poor circulation, obesity, cellulite, oily skin, acne, herpes, insect bites, wounds, mental clarity, immune system support

Methods of Use: vaporizer, diffuser, burner, in carrier oil, in bath water

Cautions: photo-sensitivity