The clean fresh scent of lime essential oil is uplifting and energising. A disinfectant and anti-viral, lime can be used for cleaning surfaces and diffused to prevent cold and flu pathogens from spreading in the air. A decongestant to help clear the sinuses may also be useful for lymphatic congestion and water retention.
Lime always seems to be overshadowed by lemon when citrus is called for in a particular dish or even cleaning products. However, these beautiful green fruits boast just as many nutritional benefits as their yellow colored cousin.
Lime essential oil is often used in aromatherapy blends due to its stimulating and refreshing scent, but that’s not all it is good for! Lime essential oil is an astringent, antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial and a disinfectant. Due to all of these properties, this versatile essential oil can be used to cure infections, reduce fever, disinfect food and surfaces, and prevent signs of aging – to say the least!