Lime or Limetta (Citrus aurantiifolia) essential oil is an extremely versatile oil and great for beginners, its applications range from cooking to health and beauty.
According to ministerial guidelines, its physiological effects include regularity of intestinal transit, digestive function, and liver wellbeing. It also deals with the drainage of body fluids, diuretic effect, and mucosal health.
Suggested by Aromatherapists as it stimulates the digestive and nervous systems. Useful for those who have developed food intolerances because of enzyme deficiencies. It’s a powerful diuretic and having antiseptic properties, it can be used in cases of cystitis, bladder infections, oral infections, sore throats, and colds.
Often used as an ingredient in skin care, acne, corns, chilblains, insect bites, but also warts, poor circulation and cellulite are some of the areas in which it is used.
Like all citrus fruits, it is a great friend in the kitchen, perfect for those looking for a special citrus fruit, and also great in blends – try it in its Essentia Spray version.
Its revitalising action is invaluable in cases of apathy, tiredness, and listlessness. It helps concentration and focus.
- Diffuser: 2/4 drops in 100ml of water.
- Suffumigation: a few drops emulsified in coarse salt in 1 litre of warm water, for about 20 minutes. Keep eyes and mouth closed.
- Bath: 8/10 drops emulsified in coarse salt, milk, cream, or honey in hot water (prevents the oil from evaporating due to the heat).
- Massage: we recommend diluting 1/3 drops of essential oil in a tablespoon of carrier oil (or cream).
- Rinsing: 1 drop of essential oil emulsified in salt in 1 glass of lukewarm water.
- Culinary use: we recommend 1/2 drops of essential oil in 100ml of food to be flavoured and added at the end of cooking, mixed with a seasoning. (We suggest always starting with the lowest recommended dose and increasing the drops in the future).
Warnings: Non-toxic essential oil, like all citrus fruits it is phototoxic and therefore can damage the skin if applied without rinsing and then exposed to the sun. If in doubt, consult a doctor/pharmacist.
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