Lime: One Oil At A Time

Please see the Medical Disclosure at the bottom of the post!

 

Hola my friends!

 

This series is very exciting for me! I am going to break down the whole dōTERRA world one oil at a time. Together we will learn how the oil is distilled, what its scent notes are, and the benefits and uses for each oil. Today I am going to start with Lime. It seemed like the perfect summer time oil to feature. I hope you enjoy!

 

LIME

(citrus aurantifolia)

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Lime Oil Summery

Lime oil, just like the delicious fruit it comes from, can be used for cooking, personal care and cleaning, among other things. Use a drop or two to spark up your dinner or diffuse for a bright and awakening scent that will fill your home. If you are ready to try out Lime oil, then order the highest quality oil here.

 

How it’s extracted

Lime Oil is extracted from the rind by cold press (extraction). The following 1-minute video was made and shared by doTERRA here to help explain the process.

 

Sourcing Region

Brazil

 

Scent Notes

 Citrus, Sweet, Tart

 

What can I use Lime oil for? 

  1. Lime may support the health of the brain and nervous system, while having calming properties on the nervous system.*  Which means to me that it can both invigorate and ground you at the same time! (This must be the reason it helped me through my brain fog.) To enjoy the scent of Lime around your house you can toss a few drops in a diffuser (add Sweet Fennel or Sandalwood for a unique twist). The refreshing scent of Lime can positively affect mood and promote emotional balance (1); this makes it a great oil to use on days where you feel a little off or glum.  Bonus: Lime oil is also known for its cleaning properties and it will help purify the air.
  2. You can harness this purifying power of Lime to clean and refresh your whole home. This Spring Fling Spray utilizes Lime with Grapefruit and Lemon to create a wonderful air freshener that can actually inhibit pathogens too (a.k.a. clean!). (2)
  3. Lime is known for its purifying properties both in the home and in the body, for this reason, Lime is often used for internal cleansing. * Lime oil may also support healthy immune function and provide antioxidant support. * (3).  To take advantage of these benefits, consider mixing in a drop or two of Lime oil into your water (or even some yummy tea). Lime may also support gastrointestinal function and relieve occasional heartburn or indigestion. *
  4. Do you want a quick way to punch up your dishes? A drop of Lime oil can go a long way to make a plain-Jane dinner into something brilliant and tasty. Add a drop to fish tacos or your favorite salsa recipe to really polish them up. You can also add some summer flavors to your diet with this yummy Strawberry Almond Salad with Raspberry Lime Vinaigrette.
  5. Do you despise drinking plain water? Are you drawn to those sugary sweet drinks? Add a drop of Lime to drinking water for enhanced flavor and antioxidant support.* Try this summer treat to get all the benefits of lime, and a sweet fix: Strawberry Citrus Slush Bonus: Add Wild Orange or Mint or Lemon for a unique blend. Maybe you will be able to cut back on those sugary drinks when you have something else tasty to sip on.
  6. As we have seen, Lime is well known for it’s cleansing properties, both internally and around the house, but it doesn’t stop there. You can take advantage of the cleansing properties of Lime for your skin and hair too. Mix a drop or two of Lime mixed with Melaleuca and use it for a soothing scalp massage or mix up some of this Strawberry-Lime Sugar Scrub to give your skin a fresh glow.
  7. (MY FAVORITE TIP) We have heard before how scent can be tied to memories and make them easier to recall (lilacs always make me think of my mama). This article in the New York Times again references the correlation and also helps explain it. Since scent can effect our recall it can be helpful to diffuse Lime while studying, and then apply it to the wrists while testing on those subjects later. You may just be able to remember what you read a little better. (I have a HORRIBLE memory. I mean, for someone who is just barely 27, it is kind of terrifying. haha. I cannot wait to try this! I would have to believe that this trick would most likely work with any oil but citrus oils do have a way of keeping our brain feeling lively, so maybe that is an added bonus.)

 

How to use Lime Oil 

Lime may be used aromatically, internally, or topically.

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid or a drop or two (to taste) may be added to food.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions at the end of this post.



Oils that blend well with Lime 

Lime essential oil blends with many different oils. Try blending Lime with earthy and spicy scents like Cedarwood or Black Pepper for a stimulating scent. For a bright and uplifting scent, mix Lime with oils like Lemon, Ylang Ylang, Grapefruit or Mint. Lime also blends very well with the herb oils like Cilantro, Basil and Lavender

 

 

Precautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Citrus oils, like Lime, are photosensitive, which means they react to light. Please avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

 

Current Retail Price: $17.33

Wholesale Price: $13.00

**Prices are subject to change.

(Taking advantage of the wholesale price is easy. There is a $35 membership fee -much like club stores- which allows you to have 25% off of all products. After just a few purchases you can make up for the fee, plus there is a way to waive the fee. To learn more check out all the details here.)

 

Resources

  1. http://info.achs.edu/blog/depression-and-anxiety-can-essential-oils-help
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1693916/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3933061/
  4. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Melvin_Tapia-Rodriguez/publication/282689701_Lime_Citrus_aurantifolia_Oils/links/587003ca08ae8fce491def9b/Lime-Citrus-aurantifolia-Oils.pdf

 

 

Medical Disclosure

The information contained on this website is presented for the purpose of educating people about general benefits that can be seen from using dōTERRA Essential Oils. Nothing contained on this web site should be construed nor is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider. Should you have any health care related questions, please call or see your physician or other qualified health care provider promptly. Always consult with your physician or other qualified health care provider before embarking on a new treatment, diet, or fitness program.You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. Always consult your doctor before beginning a new regimen.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products listed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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