Essential Oil of Lime

Benefits of Lime EO

Put the Lime in the coconut and call me in the moooooorning, yes you call me in the morning!

This Essential Oil, like many, smells amazing.  If you close your eyes and take in a deep breath of Lime EO, it takes you right back to the beaches of Florida.

To extract this oil, it is cold expressed from the peel.

It has antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, restorative, and tonic properties.

Back in the day it was used as a remedy for dyspepsia with glycerin of pepsin.  It was often used in place of lemon for fevers, infections, sore throats, and colds.

Common Primary Uses have been for
Bacterial Infections
Fever
Gum/Grease Removal
Revitalizing Skin

Beneficial for:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Blood Pressure
  3. Soothing broken capillaries
  4. Dissolving cellulite
  5. Depression
  6. Improving clarity of thought
  7. Energy
  8. Exhaustion
  9. Gallstones
  10. Cleansing hair
  11. Promoting leukocyte formation
  12. Liver deficiencies in children
  13. Listlessness
  14. Lymphatic system cleansing
  15. Memory improvement
  16. Nervous conditions
  17. Cleansing children’s skin
  18. Cleansing Sore throats
  19. Cleansing Water
  20. Air purification
  21. Promoting a sense of well being
  22. Removing gum
  23. Removing wood stain
  24. Removing oil spots
  25. Removing grease spots
  26. Remove dead skin cells
  27. Skin tightening and connective tissue

This oil can be applied to the Vita Flex Points and/or directly on your area of concern.  You can diffuse it to receive the aromatic influences and benefits.  You can find this in a few of our Scrubs in Sweet + Salty and in Simple Sugar, Bath Salts, and Lip Balms.

With that being said, if you apply this oil directly, you want to avoid direct sunlight for 12 hours due to the oil being a photo-toxic and can cause photo-sensitivity.  It has been regarded safe for human consumption by the FDA.  You can actually dilute one drop of oil in 1 tsp honey OR 1 drop of oil in 4 oz of a beverage to use as a Dietary Supplement.

If you want to blend with other oils, they have recommended Citronella, clary sage, lavender, rosemary, and all other citrus oils (like lemon in our Limeonade scrub)!

Info obtained from the Modern Essential book, 4th Editions, A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils.

 

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Pumpkin Pie Scrub

Pumpkin Pie Scrub PinOur Pumpkin Pie Scrub not only smells delic .. but you can eat it too and it tastes delic.  It’s not recommended to eat, but if you do.. it’s not so bad!! You can purchase this in Simple Sugar and Sweet + Salty and enjoy all the benefits of the scrub while smelling yummy.

This Seasonal Scrub will be leaving us on 1/1/14, so grab it while you can!

Although there is no pumpkin inside of it, you can still read up on the many benefits of Pumpkin here.

aaahhh Honey Honey

SugarLipsOh the benefits of honey…where do we even start?!

First, we may not think of this because raw honey tends to be very sticky when it goes on our skin, but honey is actually a great moisturizer!  It is a humectant and it attracts moisture and keeps it in locked inside!  But it’s not just for dry skin, it’s great for those who have oily skin too because it will help your skin retain the moisture and elasticity without drying it out.
*These products contain honey

Second, this ingredient is a natural antioxidant.  It can protect like a natural form of sun screen and can help protect from sun damage, such as premature wrinkling.  But we’re not saying don’t put on your sunscreen and lather on the honey!  Look at it as being a good assistant.
*These great products assist with the sun screening

Third, honey can help promote wound healing.  According to the New Zealand Dermatological Society, the chemical makeup of honey, largely sugars, has what is described as “high osmolality.” High osmolality when referring to honey means that the sugars interact with water in such a way that microorganisms cannot develop. In addition to the osmolality of honey, when the sweetener comes in contact with wound exudates—fluids that weep from sores or ulcers—hydrogen peroxide is produced. The creation of the hydrogen peroxide can provide antibacterial benefits to ulcerated areas, which speeds healing.
*These products utilize these great benefits

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/112833-benefits-honey-skin-care/#ixzz2TN9IinDc