Oil Education

Since I started this blog with a recipe for salsa using Lime and Wild Orange essential oil I thought it only right that we start here. I am by no means an expert but I will share with you what I know.

Lime

Botanical Family:  Rutaceae (citrus)

Extraction Method: Cold expressed from peel

Common Application Methods: Can be applied neat (with no dilution) when used topically. Apply directly on area of concern or to reflex points. Great addition to bath and shower gels, body lotions and deodorants.

Diffuse, or inhale the aroma directly

Place 1-2 drops under the tongue, or drink with a beverage. Take in capsules. Use as a flavoring in cooking.

Historical Uses: For some time, lime was used as a remedy for dyspepsia with glycerin of pepsin. It was often used in place of lemon for fevers, infections, sore throats, colds, etc.

Saftey Data: Avoid direct sunlight 12 hours after use.

Orange (or Wild Orange)

Botanical Family: Rutaceae (citrus)

Extraction Method: Cold expressed from rind

Common Uses: Anxiety, Digestion, Fear, Heart Palpitations, Insomnia, Menopause, Nervousness, Uplifting, Withdrawal.

Common Application Methods: Can be applied neat (with no dilution) when used topically. Apply directly on area of concern or to reflex points.

Saftey Data: Avoid direct sunlight 12 hours after use.

Diffuse, or inhale the aroma directly

Place 1-2 drops under the tongue, or drink with a beverage. Take in capsules. Use as a flavoring in cooking.

Historical Uses: Oranges paricularly the bitter oranges, have been used for palpitation, scurvy, jaundice, bleeding, heartburn, relaxed throat, prolapse of the uterus and the anus diarrhea, and blood in feces.

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* All informaion is taken from Modern Essentials, eighth addition,February 2017, ISBN 978-1-937702-47-2* A copy of this book can be purchased by going to Aroma Tools

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