Lime Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Lime Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia

Oil Overview

Lime essential oil has a sharp, citrus peel smell and is pale yellow to light olive in colour. It has a light consistency.

Oil Sources

Limes originated from Asia but are now cultivated in most warm countries, especially Italy. Lime essential oil can be extracted either by expression or by distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

A-pinene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene, terpinolene, 1,8-ceneole, linalool, borneol, citral and traces of neral acetate and geranyl acetate.



Therapeutic Properties:

Antiseptic, Antiviral, Aperitif, Astringent, Bactericidal, Disinfectant, Febrifuge, Haemostatic, Tonic

Possible Uses

Acne, Arthritis, Asthma, Bronchitis, Cellulite, Circulation Problems, Colds and Flu, Coughs, Depression, Nervous Exhaustion, Obesity, Rheumatism, Sinusitis, Sore Throat


Photosensitivity: Avoid Sun

Detail of Warnings

Cold Pressed Lime essential oil is phototoxic. Users should avoid direct sunlight after application.

Compatible Combination Oils

Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Palma Rosa, Rosemary, Rosewood, Ylang-ylang


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