This month (August 2017), Lime essential oil is dōTERRA's product of the month. Those who participate in dōTERRA's rewards system called the Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) will receive this oil free. If you haven't had a need to order this before, you may be wondering how to use it, or perhaps you've come across my blog looking for ways to use lime essential oil.
Lime essential oil can be used in many of the same ways that we use lemon essential oil, such as in food, drink, to clean, for our health, and for our emotions.
FOOD AND DRINK**
Some good examples are to put a few drops into your water bottle, or a drop or two into a glass of water, soda water or a smoothie. You may like to combine it with Lemon essential oil. Lemon and Lime is such a yummy combination! Lime essential oil can also be used in alcoholic drinks. In food you can add it to salads, put it in salad dressings, and it is yummy to add it to cooked fish. There is plenty of sweet food you can add it to such as cakes, slices, icing, desserts and so on.
Lime is terrific to use for cleaning due to it's cleansing properties. Just like lemon essential oil, you can use it to rub off sticky residues like when removing stickers or labels. Lime essential oil is also great to use when washing up the dishes. Combine 20 drops of Lime essential oil with 8 drops of Lemon essential oil and 6 drops of Lavender essential oil, and add these to 2 cups of castile soap. Put the liquid into a bottle and squirt about a tablespoon-full into the dish water.
Add lime essential oil to your air refresher sprays and to linen sprays. Lemon and Tea Tree essential oils also have cleansing properties. Combine 2 drops each of Lime, Lemon and Tea Tree oils and add to wood or lava, or to a diffuser for a fresh, happy fragrance.
Beta pinene is one of the primary constituents in Lime essential oil. It has an effect on the brain's neurotransmitters. Limonene is another chemical constituent which is good at lifting mood and promoting a happier feeling.
Lime essential oil can be diffused by itself but if you want to combine it with other oils, Lavender, Grapefruit, Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood or Black Pepper blend well with it.
Physically, Lime essential oil supports a healthy immune system. The easiest way to use it is to add a drop or two to your water or soda water. A drop or two can be taken in a vegie capsule with food**, or you may like to add it to smoothies, salsa, or salads or meals**.
** If you add essential oil to a drink or food, please ensure you use a therapeutic grade essential oil, that is from a plant that we normally eat, such as citruses and herbs. Bottles of essential oils labelled "for dietary use" are safe to ingest in very small amounts but ensure they are taken with food.
Hi. I'm Linda, and welcome to my blog. I am a mum to two boys. I love being a mum, and I love essential oils! I love working from home and having a home based business. This blog is all about sharing the oils, sharing tips on how to use the oils, and on running a home based business.