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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Clay Masks

These clay masks can be applied on your face and body!  Begin by taking 1 tsp of clay powder and 1 tbsp of water, rose water, coconut oil, lemon juice, sweet almond oil, or yogurt and make a paste.  Then apply this paste to your face or your body.  If you are going to apply to your body, then start from the top and make your way down.  With both types of applications, keep it on for 10-20 minutes, and then wipe it off with a warm rag or hop in the shower and rinse it all off.

The FrenchThe French is French Green Clay.

Moroccan LavaMoroccan Lava is made with a mix of Moroccan Clay and Activated Charcoal.

The MoroccanThe Moroccan is Moroccan/Rhassoul Clay.

Green LavaGreen Lava is made with a mix of French Green Clay and Activated Charcoal.

Triple ThreatTriple Threat is just that.  It is an amazing combo of Activated Charcoal, French Green Clay, and Moroccan Clay.

GET THE DETAILS OF EACH INDIVIDUAL INGREDIENT BELOW

French Green Clay is a 100% natural bio-organic material and it’s being extracted from the Earth, where it is has been absorbing natural healing materials for thousands of years.  French Green clay is also known as illite’ and it contains beneficial minerals including Silica, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Cobalt, Manganese, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Aluminium, Phosphorous and Sodium.  Mountain Rose Herbs (an amazing company) has indicated  that French green clay is beneficial in removing impurities and tightening the pores, toning the skin, exfoliating dead skin cells and reducing inflammation in acne. It can also be used as a full-body treatment to soften dry, rough skin.  It acts as a magnet, penetrating deep into the skin layers and drawing out impurities.  It can stimulate the blood circulation, remove dead skin cells, and freshen skin and with it’s natural properties that are absorbed into the skin, it aids healing to the cells under it!  It has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.*On a medical side of it, according the the Arizona State University report, the researchers have found French green clay effective in inhibiting Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Mycobacterium marinum, bacterial pathogens that cause serious and sometimes drug-resistant skin infections. (livestrong.com)  *Apply this to areas where arthritis has formed, muscular pain, or areas you are suffering rheumatoid pain, French clay can be used to ease pain associated with these conditions.

Activated Charcoal is not what is sounds like.  It’s not something you’ll throw under the grill to cook your hamburger, it’s actually a fine black powder made from refined coconuts.  It’s 100% alkaline and is spinning with electrons.  It has been used dated back to 450BC by Hindu’s and also by Hippocrates + Pliney, and last, but not least, it was used in WWI and was placed in the masks of soldiers to keep them from inhaling toxic chemicals.  But today, we use it to detoxify the body and skin.  On the skin, it absorbs toxins that are trapped under and is great to fight acne and cellulite.  It can speed up healing wounds, relieve itchiness from bites or stings, remove toxins from bites or stings, eliminates body odor from underarms, feet, and the scalp.  But we’re not done yet… you can even use it as a teeth whitener or reduce/eliminate body gas!!

Moroccan Clay is also known as Rhassoul Clay. This clay is found naturally and organically mined from ancient deposits deep within the Atlas Mountains in the northeastern region of Morocco.  When you purchase the clay, it’s not in large clods like they extract it, it’s washed, sun-dried and micronized into a smooth powder. This smooth powder of Moroccan Clay is known for its unmatched ability to absorb impurities from the skin and hair and give them beneficial minerals.  It contains Silica, Aluminum, Iron, Sodium, Magnesium, Calcium, and Moisture.  This combo of minerals makes it a great detoxifying cleanser, skin conditioner, shampoo, facial and body mask.  Studies have shown that with just one single use, that it Reduces dryness (79%), Reduces flakiness (41%), Improves skin clarity (68%), Improves skin elasticity / firmness (24%), Improves skin texture (106%), Removes surface oil and oil from inside and around comedons, Removes dead skin layers, resulting in a general smoothing of the surface skin.