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Lime essential oil has a sharp, zesty, citrus peel aroma that is both mentally and physically uplifting. Lime has an affinity with the immune system and can help relieve pain in the joints and muscles.

Limes originated in Asia but are now cultivated in most warm countries, especially Italy, the West Indies and the Americas. It is renowned in folklore for its ability to cleanse, purify and renew the spirit. 

Lime essential oil is expressed from the peel of the nearly ripe fruit and is pale yellow to green in colour, with a clean, light refreshing scent, full of uplifting, sharp, zesty top notes. 

Lime essential oil is psychologically refreshing and uplifting and can help to relieve stress-related fatigue, apathy and depression. It is useful for detoxifying, clearing congested skin and for relieving pain in the joints and muscles. Lime also has an affinity with the immune system making it a beneficial essential oil to have around when colds and flu strike.


  • Species: Citrus aurantifolia
  • Plant family: Rutaceae
  • Origin: Mexico
  • Note: Top
  • Extraction method: Steam distilled


Safety Note:
Non toxic. Spot test first on sensitive skin or before to exposure to sunlight. Please note that distilled Lime essential oil is not phototoxic, whereas cold-pressed Lime oil is.
Lime essential oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, astringent and toning properties which make it useful for treating oily skin and acne. It is also reputed to help fight cellulite.
Lime oil can help revitalise a tired mind, helping to ease apathy and depression. 
Lime aids the immune system and can be helpful for cold and flu symptoms and respiratory complaints. It can also help to reduce fever, aid detoxification, stimulate appetite, relieve joint and muscle pain and improve poor circulation
Blends well with:     
Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Neroli, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang