There are few scents that so perfectly encapsulate summer. The sun is shining. The air is bright and warm. So it’s time to bust out your new favorite citrusy oils because this month there’s not one, but two new oils! These amazing Limes are sure to become a new favorite that will remind you of all the best parts of summer.
Let’s check out how their incredible benefits and how you can put them to work.
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Lime essential oil is of the staples of any essential oil collection! The aroma is invigorating, fresh and citrusy. The oil itself is cold pressed from the peel of the lime fruit. Plus these two varieties feature many of the same therapeutic benefits of the original Lime while enjoying more unique aromatic profiles.
Key Limes are a smaller and seedier variety of Lime with their own fresh, juicy scent. In order to preserve the physical, chemical and aromatic characteristics in this fresh essential oil, Key Limes are processed immediately after being picked. This fresh, bright citrus scent is just one reason you need this essential oil in your collection!
Persian Limes, a slightly sweeter fruit than other limes, still have the same amazing uplifting and invigorating properties. With a bigger and greener fruit, Persian Lime, Citrus x latifolia, essential oil also has a slightly different color and sweeter scent than Key Lime. Even better, Both Key Lime and Persian come in 30 mL!
One of the favorite uses of any Lime essential oil is in cleaning products. Key Lime especially has astringent properties, making it a good choice for helping keep clear and healthy skin. Just make sure to dilute to a maximum of 0.7% in a carrier when applying topically. It also can help support your immune system! This is one energizing, stimulating smell you’ll want to breathe in all day long.
Like Key Lime, Persian Lime is also amazing at helping support a healthy immune system. When added to your cleaning routine, it will keep your house smelling bright and fresh. If you’re looking for a boost of energy or added mental focus, try using Persian Lime in your diffuser or personal inhaler.
Both these Limes blend well with a variety of other oils. Try swapping out either Lime in your favorite diffuser recipes. Or create your own blend with these oils:
Some things you need to know about Key Lime & Persian Lime:
Is it KidSafe? No
Cautions: To avoid photosensitivity, dilute as recommended for topical applications to 0.7%. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. External use only.
Shelf Life: 1-2 years
For more information and ways to use these Limes or our other oils, check out PT’s Safe Essential Oil Recipes group on Facebook!