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Lime is an overlooked essential oil. I realized recently I have bought multiple bottles of lemon, as well as tangerine, grapefruit, & sweet orange but had never bought lime! Lime is a refreshing and uplifting oil and great when you want a change of pace from lemon oil.
There are two types of Lime essential oil on the market. If you are going to also be using Lime topically, it is important to know which one you you have. Lime essential oils can be steam distilled or extracted through expression. The pressed oils can be phototoxic, meaning you shouldn’t go out in the sun for 12 hours after using them on your skin. The steam distilled oils are not phototoxic, so these are a better choice for topical use. The odor of either of them is a matter of taste—the cold pressed oils smell more like the zest of a lime, while the steam distilled ones have a sharp, fresh lime smell.
In a diffuser, lime can be used for depression, mental alertness, anxiety, and colds and flus. Lime blends well with Bergamot, Citronella, Clary Sage, Lavender, Lemongrass, Neroli, Rosemary, Vanilla, and Ylang ylang. In general, citrus oils smell nice blended with mints or spices.
Here are a few blends with lime for your diffuser:
3 drops Lime
2 drop Spearmint
4 drops Lime
2 drops Clove
1 Ylang ylang
What do you like to diffuse with Lime?