Lime Essential Oil

Lime essential oil has antibacterial properties similar to lemon, thanks to its content of β-pinene, limonene. So you can use it in diffusion to clean the air or in your home-made cleaning products. It is also effective for colds or sore throats. In case of loss of voice, you can dilute a drop of lime essential oil in half a glass of lukewarm water and gargle with it. You can repeat the process two to three times a day. 

Thanks to its limonene content, lime essential oil calms nausea and vomiting,  it detoxes the body and aids digestion by promoting choleresis, in other words, the production of bile by the liver and its evacuation to the intestine. It will be even more effective if your digestive disorders are of nervous origin.

Indeed, lime essential oil has calming properties like many other citrus fruits. Thus, it is recommended to release stress and nervousness, fight against anxiety and help find sleep in cases of insomnia. Add few drops of it with vegetable oil in your bath for a pure moment of relaxation.

Finally, this essential oil has softening and astringent properties to lighten and beautify the skin. Suitable for oily skin, it can be irritating for sensitive skin.

Be careful not to expose yourself to the sun after applying this essential oil. Like many citrus fruits, it contains furocoumarins responsible for photosensitization of the skin.