Essential Oil Spotlight: Lime

Hi friends!

I’m back again with another essential oil spotlight post! If you haven’t seen the last couple posts for this series, I started these posts to help you ease into the world of essential oils. When I first started, I had to kind of guess which oils were right for me and that would meet my needs. I hope that with these posts, you can get a solid base for what you can use each oil for, how you can incorporate it into your life, and what other oils you can blend with it!

Today, I’m showcasing lime essential oil because it’s such an uplifting oil and is perfect for the summer months!

Here are some of the most well-known benefits of lime essential oil:

  • Great for cleaning
  • De-greaser
  • Boosts mood
  • Antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral
  • Helps with a variety of skin conditions, including acne, cellulite, cold sores, insect bites, oily skin, varicose vains and other wounds
  • Helps with arthritis, rheumatism, and other forms of joint pain
  • Great for circulatory health
  • Aides in the healing of bronchitis, colds, coughs, fevers, and sinus infections
  • Freshens the air
  • Fights depression, stress, fatigue and mental fog
  • Great for oily hair
  • Relieves muscle pain and stiffness

Here are a few ways you can use lime essential oil:

  • Diffuse for an uplifting aroma
  • Massage onto skin
  • Add to skincare products to fight acne
  • Use in the bath for aromatherapy purposes and for physical needs
  • Use on a compress for muscle pain and stiffness
  • Create effective household cleaning products

In my opinion, one of the hardest parts about using essential oils is knowing what oils blend well together. Some scents work great together, while others clash, just like some benefits work well together, and others are counter-productive. Here are some oils that blend well with lime essential oil:

  • Black pepper
  • Carrot seed
  • Citronella
  • Clary sage
  • Dill
  • Ginger
  • Jasmine
  • Lavender
  • Neroli
  • Nutmeg
  • Rose geranium
  • Rosemary
  • Rosewood
  • Ylang-ylang

Although essential oils can be so healing and grounding, there are definitely things to take into consideration before using each oil. Here are a list of precautions to think about before using lime essential oil:

  • Lime is phototoxic. Avoid sun exposure for at least 12 hours after use.
  • May cause skin irritation, especially in individuals who have sensitive skin.

If you’re looking for some recipe inspo, here are a few recipes I’ve created (both for my own blog and for the Simply Earth blog) that include lime essential oil. I’ll continue to update this list as I create more recipes that feature this amazing oil!

  • (No recipes have been created with lime yet. Stay tuned for a recipe on the blog tomorrow!)

I hope I’ve helped you understand a bit more about lime essential oil! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me (my email is naturallyariblog@gmail.com).

What other oils would you like to learn more about?

Naturally,

Ari

** I am not yet a certified aromatherapist. All content has been retrieved from reputable and reliable sources that have been listed below. This post also contains affiliate links that I may receive monetary compensation from.**

Resources:

Essential Oils Natural Remedies. New York: Fall River Press, 2015. Print. The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing

Simply Earth

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