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Lime – Citrus aurantifolia

Cold-pressed from the peel of fresh limes,  Lime essential oil is refreshing and energizing in both aroma and taste. Limes are frequently used in entrées and beverages for their fresh, citrus flavor. In the 18th century, British sailors drank lime juice daily to prevent scurvy while at sea, thus giving British seamen the nickname “Limeys.” Lime essential oil contains powerful antioxidants that ward off free radicals and enhance immunity. Due to its high limonene content, Lime provides internal cleansing benefits and can be diffused to help purify the air. It’s also an effective and natural surface cleaner. Lime is known for its ability to uplift mood, and balance and energize the mind and body. Lime is frequently used in facial and body cleansers for its purifying properties and uplifting scent.

Citrus aurantiifolia (fruit). Location: Midway Atoll, Community Garden Sand Island
Citrus aurantiifolia (fruit). Location: Midway Atoll, Community Garden Sand Island

 

Plant Part: Lime rind (peel)

Aromatic Description: Citrus, tart, sweet

Main Chemical Components: Limonene, beta-pinene, gamma terpinene

PRIMARY BENEFITS
  • A powerful antioxidant that supports healthy immune function
  • Positively affects mood with stimulating and refreshing properties
  • Used as an aromatic, topical, and internal cleanser
  • Promotes emotional balance and well-being
USES
  • Diffuse to cleanse the air and uplift your mood.
  • Put some Lime on a cotton pad to help remove grease spots and sticker residue.
  • Add a drop of Lime to your drinking water for enhanced flavor and antioxidants.
  • Add 1 drop to your facial cleanser or shampoo for added cleansing properties.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with your favorite carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

CAUTIONS
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

 

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Three House Cleaning Essential Oil Recipes

Here are three  essential oil Recipes for cleaning the house:

Multi-Purpose Cleaner
  • Add 12 drops of any citrus essential oil,
  • 4 tablespoons white vinegar
  • And water in a 16–20 ounce spray bottle.
Floor Cleaner
  • Add 10 drops of Melaleuca/Tea Tree essential oil
  • ¼ cup Castile soap
  • ¼ cup of Baking soda to a bucket of water
  • Mix and mop
Window Cleaner
  • Mix 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white vinegar in a spray bottle
  • Add 15 drops of Lemon essential oil to the bottle.

Lemon – Citrus limon

Lemon has multiple benefits and uses. Lemon is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air, disinfects surfaces, and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home. When added to water, Lemon provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day. Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes. Due to its high limonene content, Lemon is a powerful antioxidant that can help ward off free radicals. Taken internally, Lemon provides cleansing and digestive benefits, can soothe an irritated throat, and supports healthy respiratory function. When diffused, Lemon is very uplifting and energizing and has been shown to improve mood and cognitive ability.

Plant Part: Lemon rinds (peel)

Aromatic Description: Clean, fresh, citrus, bright

Main Chemical Components: d-Limonene; alpha and beta pinenes

PRIMARY BENEFITS
  • Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
  • Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion
  • Supports healthy respiratory function
  • Promotes a positive mood and cognitive ability
USES
  • Diffuse and take internally to assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort.
  • Add Lemon oil to a spray bottle of water to clean and disinfect tables, countertops, and other surfaces. Lemon oil also makes a great furniture polish; simply add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes.
  • Use a cloth soaked in Lemon oil to preserve and protect your leather furniture and other leather surfaces or garments.
  • Lemon oil is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
  • Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
  • Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
  • Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with  Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
CAUTIONS Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

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Wild Orange – Citrus sinensis

Wild Orange has an energizing aroma and multiple health benefits. High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange possesses stimulating and purifying qualities, making it ideal to enhance immunity when seasonal threats are high. As with many citrus peel oils, Wild Orange contains powerful antioxidants that help maintain overall health. It can be taken daily to cleanse the body or used on surfaces as a natural cleaner. Diffusing Wild Orange will energize and uplift the mind and body while purifying the air. Wild Orange enhances any essential oil blend with a fresh, sweet, refreshing aroma.

Plant Part: Orange rinds (peel)

Aromatic Description: Sweet, fresh, citrus

Main Chemical Components: Limonene

PRIMARY BENEFITS
  • Powerful cleanser and purifying agent
  • Protects against seasonal and environmental threats
  • High in antioxidants, which are essential to overall health
  • Uplifting to the mind and body
USES
  • Use in an all-purpose spray to cleanse and purify surfaces.
  • Add a drop to your water every day for a burst of flavor and to promote overall health.
  • Diffuse to uplift mood and energy levels and to freshen the air.
  • Energize the mind and body. Dispense one to two drops in the palm of your hand along with equal parts Peppermint and Frankincense. Rub palms together and inhale deeply from palms, then rub on the back of neck.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
  • Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
  • Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
  • Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity
CAUTIONS Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

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Cinnamon Bark – Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Cinnamon is derived from a tropical, evergreen tree that grows up to 45 feet high and has highly fragrant bark, leaves, and flowers. Extracted from bark, cinnamon oil contains strong cleansing and immune enhancing properties. Due to its high content of cinnamaldehyde, Cinnamon should be diluted with fractionated coconut oil when applied to the skin and only one to two drops are needed for internal benefits. Cinnamon is very purifying to the circulatory system and it helps promote circulation, both internally and when applied to the skin, helping to ease sore muscles and joints. Cinnamon helps maintain a healthy immune system, especially when seasonal threats are high. When diffused, Cinnamon promotes clear breathing while purifying the air. Cinnamon is frequently used in mouth rinses and gums for its oral health benefits. Cinnamon has a long history of culinary uses, adding spice to desserts, entrees, and hot drinks.

Plant Part: Bark

Aromatic Description: Spicy, woody, with a sweet, biting note

Main Chemical Components: Cinnamaldehyde

PRIMARY BENEFITS
  • Maintains a healthy immune system
  • Promotes oral health
  • Helps alleviate sore muscles and joints
  • Long used to flavor food and for its internal health benefits
  • Promotes circulation both internally and when applied to the skin
USES
  • Put 2 drops in empty veggie capsule for immune support.
  • Place 1 drop of Cinnamon essential oil in hot water or tea and drink slowly to soothe your throat.
  • Put 2–3 drops in a spray bottle for a quick and effective cleaning spray.
  • Place one drop on your toothbrush then add toothpaste.
  • Dilute with fractionated coconut oil then apply to cold, achy joints during winter time.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
  • Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
  • Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
  • Topical use: Dilute one to two drops with fractionated coconut oil then apply to desired area. .
CAUTIONS Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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