“ Brand: Holland and Barrett / Type: Essential Oil / Dosage Form: Oil „
I was given this essential oil by my friend as a present, I know she got it from Holland and Barrett by the packaging, so I am not sure how much it retails for.
Lime oil is extracted from Citrus aurantifolia (also known as Citrus medica var. acida and C. latifolia) of the Rutaceae family and is also known as Mexican and West Indian lime, as well as sour lime.
It has a clear smell of citrus oil that can help lift depression and lighten your mood when feeling blue. It can also be used to fight cellulite and to tone your skin.
Generally Lime Oil is Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing if the oil is obtained by steam extraction however, the oil obtained from cold expression can cause photosensitivity in strong sunshine and can irritate the skin.
Lime oil has many wonderful properties including being used as an antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, aperitif, bactericidal, disinfectant, febrifuge, haemostatic, restorative and tonic.
It can also be useful to cool fevers associated with colds, sore throats and flu and aids the immune system while easing coughs, bronchitis and sinusitis, as well as helping asthma. Lime oil can stimulate and refresh a tired mind and helps with depression.
It can be helpful for arthritis, rheumatism and poor circulation, as well as for obesity and cellulite and has an astringent and toning action to clear oily skin and acne, and also helps with herpes, insect bites and cuts.
Lime essential oil blends well with neroli, lavender, clary sage and ylang-ylang.
I use my oil mainly in a burner to lift my mood after a hard day at work and I also made up a tonic using almond oil as my base carrier oil, with some lavender, as I love the smell, and use it as a body oil, it helps to moisturize my skin and leaves it soft.
Overall I would recommend this oil to others as it is versatile, smells great and has a number of uses, more of which I need to explore.