Despite our best intentions, stress and anxious thoughts can creep into our lives and begin to sour our happiness. Key Lime is an essential oil that helps us slow down and find a sense of harmony and calm.
Key Lime can be especially helpful for those struggling with sadness and feelings of unhappiness. Beyond Key Lime’s sweet and tart aroma, it can be applied topically to help skin irritations and insect bites. It also can improve vitality during the cold and flu season. Key Lime pairs amazingly well with Geranium and other citrus and floral aromas.
Native to Asia, the Lime tree was first introduced by the Moors. British ships transporting Limes were called "lime juicers" because crews depended heavily on the Lime’s high vitamin C content during long voyages. Today, it is cultivated in Italy, Africa, the West Indies and the Americas. The small evergreen tree grows up to 15 feet in height and sprouts ovate leaves, small white flowers and bitter fruit. The peel of the fruit is cold pressed to extract the lovely essential oil.
Botanical Name: Citrus x aurantifolia var. swingle
Method: Cold Pressed
Plant Part: Peel
Synonym: Mexican Lime, West Indian Lime
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Geranium, and other citrus and florals
Aroma: Sweet, rich, tart, and likened to a Lime popsicle
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying topically.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 0.7%
Adult Max Dilution: 0.7%
Shelf Life: 2 Years
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Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
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DIGESTIVE ISSUES: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Key Lime, 5 drops of Ginger and 5 drops of Sweet Orange. Or add 5-6 drops of Key Lime to your diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes. Alternately, add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 4 drops of Key Lime, 3 drops of Ginger, 8 drops of Peppermint, 9 drops of Sweet Orange and 4 tablespoons of Sweet Almond oil. Shake to mix well. Apply a teaspoon over the abdomen and massage. (2% dilution)
DELIGHT: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Key Lime, 5 drops of Basil and 5 drops of Lemon. Or add 5-6 drops of Key Lime to your diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
SUGAR SCRUB: To exfoliate the skin and smooth the appearance, mix together: 2 drops of Key Lime, 11 drops of Cypress, 13 drops of Tangerine and 14 drops of Grapefruit. Add ½ cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of Jojoba and 1/4 cup of Sweet Almond oils. Stir to mix well. Use as a last step in the shower, on wet skin. Gently massage 1 tablespoon at a time over the entire body or focus on thighs and buttocks. Rinse and blot skin dry to seal in moisture; revel in the aroma left on your skin and start your day with a boost. Use a spoon to scoop out. Avoid getting product wet to prevent contamination. (1.7% dilution)
CLEANING SPRAY: In an 8 ounce spray bottle add: 20 drops of Key Lime, 30 drops of Litsea, 15 drops of Lemon, 25 drops of Tea Tree, 20 drops of Rosemary, 18 drops of Cinnamon Bark and 16 drops of Peppermint, then fill with 1/2 distilled water and 1/2 grain alcohol. Shake well before each use.
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