History: Introduced to Europe by the Moors and brought to the Americas by explorers around the 16th century. Lime is a good source of vitamin C. It was used by sailors and explorers to stay healthy and especially to prevent scurvy (which is why sailors were called limeys).
Characteristics: A top note with a medium aroma, it has a tart, fresh scent characteristic of the fruit.
Indications: Used to cool, purify, reduce cellulite, strengthen the nerves and body, reduce stress, uplift mood, refresh, revive, improve mental clarity, to aid in alcoholism and addictions, also used for colds, sore throat, flu and viral infections.
Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath, diffusor, inhaler, light bulb ring, massage, mist spray.
Safety: Non-toxic, non-irritating,non-sensitising, and non-phototoxic.
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