Limes, with their vibrant green color and cleansing scent, carry the energy of cleansing and abundance. Learn how to use them in your witchcraft practice as well as your kitchen.
A squeeze of lime juice can bring a beautiful brightness to a dish, and this citrus fruit can do the same for your energy. Commonly used in cleansing spells, they have the power to clear away any bad vibes. Packed with vitamin C and loaded with tart flavor, limes are going to make your life extra awesome. Let's explore how you can work them into your practice.
Healing Properties of Limes
Limes are antibacterial, antiseptic, and antiviral, which means they can help to kill off all kinds of microbes that could cause illness or infection. They're also high in vitamin C and antioxidants, so they boost immunity and help your body's systems run more effeciently. You may also see healthier, younger looking skin.
Herbalists use limeflower in tea to help with colds and respiratory infections. You may know this as linden. It's also used to aid in supporting the heart and circulatory and nervous systems. It also helps to reduce anxiety and aid in sleep.
Lime essential oil can be used for its detoxifying properties and may help increase metabolism. Its toning effects can help with oily skin and hair, and it can be used as an antiseptic on small cuts and sores. It's stimulating scent can help relieve stress and exhausting and bring about a calm, focused state of mind.
As always, please consult a professional before beginning any herbal treatment. Everything is toxic at the right dose, so if you're consuming more than normal amounts of lime, it could affect you in unexpected ways.
Magical & Spiritual Properties Limes
Limes are probably best known for their cleansing and purifying properties in witchcraft. When incorporating color magick, they can also be used in spells for abundance and prosperity. This fruit also carry the energy of healing, love, peace, protection, and relaxation.
Lime correspondences are:
- Element - water, fire
- Planets - Sun, Venus
Add dried lime zest or flowers to a magical tea blend.
Use essential oil in an anointing oil blend.
Use dried limes in spell jars or charm bags.
Add lime juice or lime slices to your bath to cleanse yourself of negative energy or break a hex.
How else would you use limes in your witchcraft practice?
Recipes for the Kitchen Witch
With a fruit as tangy and delicious as lime, kitchen witchcraft is an excellent way to bring out their power. Choose your intention and focus on it as you zest or squeeze your limes, and allow their brightness to fill you with good vibes.
Here are a few recipes to get you started.
- Lime, Ginger & Lemongrass Infused Water - a fantastic drinkable cleansing spell
- Vodka Lime Slush - Limes also have an association with Litha, the summer solstice
- Mint Limeade - ideal for an abundance spell
- Flourless Chocolate Lime Cake with Margarita Cream - maybe focus on the energy of love here
- Chocolate Lime Pie - Delicious and magical
I hope this has given you some inspiration on how to use limes in your witchcraft practice. Remember that these are the traditional meanings of this material, but your intuitive associations will always have the most power for you. What does the energy of lime feel like to you? Let me know in the comments.