Did you know that the kaffir lime fruit has spiritual cleansing properties? Discover how it has been used in Feng Shui to clear negative energies.
When was the last time you felt a lime with a rumpled, bumpy green peel? If you said never what are you waiting for?
Unlike the limes used only in cooking and for making salsa and limeade, there's one also known for its spiritual qualities. Say hello to the kaffir lime!
Not sure why you'd use lime for something other than flavoring food and drinks?
Read our guide and discover how you can use Feng Shui and Kaffir lime fruit as a cleansing for the mind, body, and home.
Not An Ordinary Lime
Close your eyes and imagine the produce section at your local grocery. Find the citrus fruits. Breathe in and enjoy the clean aroma of lemons and limes.
What you’re smelling is likely the Persian lime (Citrus latifolia). If you’re lucky, you may enjoy the aroma of the Key lime (Citrus aurantifolia). And if you can smell either while reading, you have an excellent imagination!
You can find limes in almost every food market, but you can’t smell them unless you slice them open (or unless they’re not fresh).
The star of this post is the kaffir lime fruit—an extraordinary, but not common lime. The kaffir lime (Citrus hystrix) hails from Southeast Asia. It’s mainly used in cooking but is also valued for spiritual cleansing qualities.
Wander through an Asian food store, and chances are, you’ll find a selection of kaffir limes. Even better, grow your own lime tree!
Feng Shui and Kaffir Lime
Feng Shui, an ancient Chinese art, uses kaffir limes for spiritual cleansing. People who practice Feng Shui do so because it brings balance, health, and good luck. Spiritual cleansing rids your body and your living space of negative energy.
If you need to cleanse the negative chi from your aura, use Kaffir limes. Limes help cleanse the mind and body of depression and anxiety. They also help restore chi when you suffer the loss of a loved one.
Kaffir limes not only rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit, they help eliminate unpleasant odors from your living space.
Soak in a Spiritual Lime Bath
Looking for a way to cleanse your body and soul? Consider a spiritual bath. Spiritual baths are different from your normal soak in the tub.
This bath cleanses negative energy from the soul and at the same time, rejuvenates the body.
When preparing for a kaffir lime bath, first clean the tub and make sure you remove any soap or oil residue. Then, make sure your body is clean. That’s right—this is about spiritual, not physical cleansing.
Run a warm bath, crush several kaffir lime leaves and add to the water. Slip into the warm water and breathe in the relaxing, inspiring aroma of citrus.
Ready for Your Kaffir Lime Fruit Experience?
If you’re craving the sense of balance and improved health offered by practicing Feng Shui, why not start by enjoying the benefits of kaffir lime fruit from your own tree?
Whether you use the lime in cooking or prefer enjoying its spiritual cleansing properties, you can start today. While you can pick up several limes on your next shopping trip to an Asian food store, or a health food store, you can also grow your own kaffir lime tree.