Lime, Sweet 5ml
By Melissa Farris, founder of Veriditas Botanicals
Sweet Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) from Mexico
Sweet lime has the unmistakable bright sunny citrus scent of lime. Lime essential oil comes from common limes which are used in cooking, drinks and more. It has a bright uplifting scent evoking a joy; soothing away anxiety and depression. It has calming properties as well, making it suitable for use in blends for relaxation, sleep and stress reduction. This mouthwatering essential oil is great for use in homemade soaps, lotions and other body care products and adds a unique fresh scent.
Lime is delicious and brings to mind all the wonderful drinks and foods flavored with limes. The essential oil can be used in drinks and food for flavoring in much the same way as lemon essential oil. Using 1-2 drops of lime essential oil in limeade enhances the lime flavor. A couple drops of lime essential oil in a pot of Thai coconut soup, delicious. When used for food flavoring it is advisable to consumer few than 7 drops a day.
Lime has many similar properties to lemon essential oil. It is anti-bacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-fungal. It is a great addition to household cleaners and body care products. It has a drying quality on the skin making it useful in acne blends similar to lemon. Like lemon it is a great mood lifter. The scent of lime essential oil brings a lightheartedness and sunshine into our lives. Lime is great of household diffusers as the scent brings a bright cheerful aroma and outlook as well as keeping you and the family more protected from unwelcome molds, fungi, bacteria and viruses.
Lime in non-toxic, but like other citrus oils used directly on the skin is NOT RECCOMENDED. DILUTE Lime to a 2-5% concentration in a carrier for use on the skin. Lime causes photosensitivity. This means when you apply it undiluted and go out into the sun, the sun may cause a burn that can scar. Please do not apply lime essential oil to sunscreens or apply to the skin within 4-8 hours of direct prolonged sun exposure.
The scent of lime is similar to yet very different from lemon. They share the same bright citrus scent and astringent feel to the skin and sinus but lime is distinct in scent. The lime essential oil blends well with lemon, bergamot, grapefruit, peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen, sweet marjoram, ginger, lemongrass, palmarosa, basil, eucalyptus and more.
20 drops lime
40 drops lemon
10 drops lemongrass
10 drops thyme
_ cup castel soap
3 tablespoons organic vodka vinegar or witch hazel extract in alcohol
Top off with 2-3 oz of water
This creates a wonderful germ fighting cleaner with a bright summery scent!
Summer diffuser blend
2 drops lime
2 drops lavender
2 drops peppermint or spearmint! (I like spearmint!)
This is an uplifting blend for the diffuser which not only smells great but will uplift the mood, fight germs and open the lungs.
This Veriditas essential oils is listed on theGRASlist of the FDA.
?GRAS ? is an acronym for the phraseGenerallyRecognizedAsSafe. Under sections 201(s) and 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act), any substance that is intentionally added to food is a food additive, that is subject to premarket review and approval by FDA, unless the substance is generally recognized, among qualified experts, as having been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use, or unless the use of the substance is otherwise excluded from the definition of a food additive.
This particular Veriditas essential oils is labeled without ?external use only ? printed on label implying that you can use these particular oils in food preparations, cooking/baking, medicinal preparations: such as medicinal honeys, cough syrups, tinctures, flower essences etc.
Please note this oil is only recommended for their INTENDED USE as a food additive, as the FDA only allows such approval and does not approve any essential oils or herbs to be used for disease or treating heath conditions. Therefore, Veriditas cannot make claims that essential oils have any health benefits.