Lime Essential Oil: Benefits, Uses, and Application

Posted on May 14, 2012 | In Educational

Written by, Becki Andrus

Lime Essential oil was originally cultivated in Asia, and the crews that transported the limes often relied on juices to prevent scurvy. The oil is extracted either by being cold pressed or steam distilled… cold pressing is a better way to produce the oil because it preserves the compounds within the natural plant. The fruit itself is grown on an evergreen tree that reaches 15 feet high with green leaves and white flowers.


Antiseptic, Restorative, antibacterial, antibiotic, antiviral, tonic and disinfectant.

Possible Uses:

Lime essential oil can help with blood pressure, dissolving cellulite, energy, gallstones, sore throats, air purification, nervous conditions, flu, muscle cramps, memory improvement, fevers, anxiety, broken capillaries, leukocyte formation, lymphatic system, cleaning skin, water purification, nails, and hair. It also can helpful in removing oil and grease spots, gum, and wood stain.


Aromatically- Diffuse into air. Inhale and breathe directly from bottle.

Internally- Mix 1 drop oil with 4 oz. beverage or 1 tsp. honey, consume. (FDA approved, do not give to children under the age of 6)

Topically- Add oil to bathwater, bathe. Mix with shower gels and soaps. Apply directly to reflexology points or location of concern. Add to massage oil or lotion, massage onto skin.

Historical Uses:

Lime essential oil was use anciently for sore throats, infections, colds and fevers.

Aromatic Guide:

Aromatically this oil can help overcome depression, exhaustion, and listlessness. It is calming, uplifting, and may help to relieve stress.


One way that I love to use lime essential oil, is by using a drop or two as a cooking substitute if I don’t have fresh limes on hand. There are have been a few times when a recipe calls for lime juice, and I discovered that I was out of limes– so I simply reached for my bottle of lime essential oil and used that instead. It has a great flavor!

With love,

Becki :)

P.S. Did you know that I send a hardcover reference book called “Modern Essentials” to each person who buys essential oils through my website? Click here to learn how you can get your reference book!

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