Lime (from Arabic and French lim) is a citrus fruit
Limes are a good source of vitamin C, and are often used to accent the flavors of foods and beverages. Limes were first grown in southern Iraq and Persia.
The pleasant citrus aroma of lime may help mental clarity, anxiety, and encourage creativity.
In India, the lime is used in Tantra for removing evil spirits. It is also combined with Indian chillies to make a protective charm to repel the evil eye. Furthermore, it was believed that hanging limes over sick people cured them of the illness by repelling evil spirits lurking inside the body.
When human skin is exposed to ultraviolet light after lime juice contact, a reaction known as phytophotodermatitis can occur, which can cause darkening of the skin, swelling or blistering. Bartenders and others in the food industry that handle limes and other citrus fruits on a regular basis may develop phytophotodermatitis due to the high concentration of furocoumarins in limes; the main furanocoumarin in limes is lemittin.
Lime essential oil can help prevent and heal infections, as it is an antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, bactericidal, and disinfectant. Helps acneic skin.
Blends Well With: Clary Sage, Lavender, Neroli, Lemon, Lemongrass, Letiver, Orange, Basil, Jasmin, Geranium, Nutmeg, Rosemary, Vanilla, Citronella, and Ylang-Ylang.
Do not take the essential oil internally.
Essential Oil should not be applied directly to the skin but in carrier oils, putting the oils directly on the skin is too harsh due to their concentrated form. Add a few drops of essential oil to the carrier oil.
If you are pregnant, receiving cancer treatment, or have a weakened immune system the use of essential oils is not recommended!
While essential oil will not go rancid, carrier oils can. Store your carrier oils in a cool, dry, and dark place.