This month we’re shining the ‘lime’ light on limes! These marvellous green fruits, originating from Southeast Asia, are ridiculously good for your health, diet and body. Like it’s lemon sister Lime wears different hats - it’s an antiseptic, antiviral, disinfectant and restorative plant.
Here are 5 reasons why you need to lime up your life.
1. Keeps your heart in lime
Antioxidants keep your arteries healthy which are essential for carrying blood from your heart to the organs of your body. Lime peel and lime juice contain antioxidants that slow down the process of atherogenesis (the buildup of plaque on artery walls - yuck!). they’re also rich in vitamin C, which can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. So sip on those lime margaritas without feeling guilty!
2. Fights away spots
Kaffir lime can stop acne-causing bacteria. The oil also reduces scarring from acne and helps to heal blemishes. That’s why we’ve added this miracle ingredient to our Clove & Lime body butter, so when you moisturise your face, you can fight away spots.
3. An effortless blast of vitamins and minerals
Lime offers a plethora of vitamins and minerals, including potassium. Potassium is key to maintaining nerve function and healthy blood pressure levels. The fruit is also linked to antioxidants and bioflavonoids that researchers believe could lower the likelihood of cancer! Clove and Lime lip-balm, anyone?
4. They are good for your complexion
Dermatologists love vitamin C for its positive effect on the production of collagen - a protein that helps prevent skin from wrinkling. We infuse lime oil into our salt scrub to help you exfoliate the skin and prevent pores from getting clogged. The rest happens naturally.
5. They keep you young
Lime essential oil tones up muscles, tissues, and skin as well as the various systems that function in the body, including the respiratory, circulatory, nervous, digestive, and excretory systems. This tonic effect helps to retain youth for a long time and prevents the appearance of ageing symptoms like hair loss, wrinkles, age spots, and muscle weakness. Say hello to our Natural lemon & lime Himalayan Salt Scrub, which does this hard work for you.
How KiteNest uses lime to boost your health
The essential oil of lime is extracted by cold compression of fresh lime peels or by steam distillation of its dried peels. We use this lime oil in our salt scrubs, lip balm and body butter helping us to cram in as many vitamins and antioxidants as possible. It also makes our products smell mouthwatering!