As I have been trying to decide how to get over 200 different medicinal grade essential oils added into my website for sale and for informative purposes, I decided to simply start with one really useful one: Lime (Mexican)! You will find it at the bottom of the Online Store Page. Here are some uses for this oil:
1.) Bottoms of the feet -Whenever you are unsure about how to use an essential oil, the bottoms of the feet are always the safest place to start, especially if you have sensitive skin. All citrus oils increase the skin's sensitivity to sunlight, meaning that if you use it anywhere else on the body, keep that area protected from the sun. Using lime on the bottoms of the feet gives you an uplifted and joyful feeling. This is great to do first thing in the morning to help you feel awake, energized and focused!
2.) For Circulation and Firming Legs - In the morning, before you shower and after you have done your dry brushing and applied you base oil of choice, apply 5-10 drops of Lime (Mexican) over any areas of the legs where you want to increase circulation and firm any cellulite, or for reducing varicose veins. After the lime apply a Lavender or Lavindin (good for bruises and moisture) essential oil to sandwich your citrus in the middle. It is important to remember not to blend your essential oils with your base oil before applying, unless it is a small amount that you are using completely at that time. The medicinal effect of your essential oil will be most effective if blended on the skin directly. When you get in the shower, the water and the heat will drive the oils into the skin and the tissues deeper. Breath deeply!
3.) Internally -Lime (Mexican) is a powerful medicine for balancing the pH. All you need is 1-3 drops in your water bottle. It's anti bacterial and anti microbial effects keep your water bottle cleaner longer. The refreshing smell of the lime will keep your spirits lifted throughout the day. Most disease starts with high acidity in the body. Acidity can be caused by diet, but also by stress and emotions such as anger, fear, or depression. Notice how just smelling the Lime (Mexican) changes the chemistry of the brain and CNS, uplifting us out of depression and motivating us with focus and purpose. This is the beauty of Aromatherapy, just smelling this oil delivers the medicine, and already begins to work on your pH, your mood, and your efficiency in day to day life.