Friday, August 10, 2018 by Zoey Sky
While it isn’t as popular as other oils, lime essential oil has various uses on a homestead.
If you’re not familiar with essential oils, they’re the “concentrated form of the chemical constituents naturally found in plants” that give them their medicinal properties. (h/t to Hillsborough-Homesteading.com.)
Lime essential oil can be useful around the homestead because limes and lime juice possess potent antibacterial, anticancer, antidiabetic, antifungal, anti-hypertensive, anti-inflammation, anti-lipidemia, and antioxidant properties. They can also protect the bones, heart, and liver.
Additionally, limes and lime juice can help prevent urinary diseases. To make your own lime essential oil, just add dried citrus peels to a bottle of white vinegar then let the mixture sit. (Related: 10 Ways to Use Essential Oils to Improve Your Life.)
Below are the many ways that you can use lime essential oil on the homestead:
While lime essential oil has various benefits, take note that it can cause photosensitivity. This means that in some individuals, using the essential oil can irritate the skin when exposed to sunlight. Before you use lime essential oils topically, always dilute it with a carrier oil and test it on a small patch of your skin first.
Consult your healthcare provider before using lime essential oil, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep the essential oil away from children and do not apply it to sensitive areas like the inner ear. You must also consult a qualified practitioner before you ingest edible oils to ensure that the oil is food-grade quality.
If you’re looking for a versatile essential oil, consider using lime essential oil around your homestead.
Limes are a type of citrus fruit that is commonly used to accent flavors in different dishes.
You can read more articles about other essential oils you can use on your homestead at EssentialOils.news.