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4 Surprising Benefits of Lime Essential Oil

lime essential oil bottlesIt’s hard to mistake the invigorating and pleasant citrus scent of Lime Essential Oil. The aroma brings to mind refreshing summer cocktails and delicious fresh food.

But limes are more than just a garnish for your favorite drinks. They have been used therapeutically for centuries by many cultures and could offer benefits that can improve your daily life. Whether it’s used aromatically, topically or internally, the lime fruit has endless applications for self-care, cleaning, cooking and much more.

Lime Essential Oil comes from the lime peel, not the distinctively tart juice. Just like the fruit that it’s extracted from, Lime Essential Oils provide an energizing and uplifting aroma, along with an array of amazingly useful everyday benefits.

Give a few of these usage ideas a try around the home and for your health. You’ll quickly find lime oil becoming a main staple in your essential oil collection.

Use Lime Essential Oil as a Natural Cleaner

Some people use Lime Essential Oil as a natural cleanser. Like other citrus fruit, it has powerful purifying properties for the inside and out. When used around the home, it can help protect us from seasonal threats. When diluted properly and used in a wash or a rinse, it can help cleanse damaged skin and lessen the effects of many skin aggravations.

Lime Essential Oil is present in many natural cleaning products, and can also cut through tough grease and be an effective multi-purpose cleaner in the kitchen.

Lime Essential Oil Can Help Protect You from Buzzing Annoyances?

There are many natural methods for keeping bugs away from our skin, food, clothes and loved ones. Lime Essential Oil works effectively to help keep outdoor annoyances out of your life, because many buzzing annoyances react negatively to citrus scents and stay away from places where they smell these scents.

woman applying mosquito repellent

Lime Essential Oil Helps Fight Signs of Aging

Everyone is looking for help in fighting the signs of aging and Lime Essential Oil can help reduce the effects of time like the appearance of fine lines, patchy pigmentation, and loss of elasticity.

Lime has a tightening effect, making it perfect to use to help rejuvenate your skin. Use it topically with a skin-friendly carrier oil to enjoy the benefits. Lime oil’s tonic effect promotes a youthful appearance, and it can be helpful in lightening dark skin spots. Cold pressed Lime Essential Oil has a max dilution of 0.7% due to phototoxicity concerns. Alternatively, Steam Distilled Lime is a great sun-safe alternative. 

bottle dropper lime essential oil

Lime Essential Oil Supports Immune Strength

Like Lemon Essential Oil, Lime Oil can also assist your immune system and support a healthy digestive system. Additionally, Lime Essential Oil can help your body when you are feeling under-the-weather.

You can reap the immune-boosting benefits of Lime Essential Oil with a diffuser or by adding a few drops to a steaming bowl of water and inhaling. Adding a few drops to massage oil is a great way to use lime oil to help support the immune system.

When it comes to purifying and cleaning, Lime Essential Oil is the perfect choice. Use it together with your other favorite cleansing and uplifting oils for more freshening power and a boost in emotional balance and well-being. Lime oil benefits are seemingly endless, along with the health-promoting properties mentioned above.

Just like Lemon, Lime Essential Oil is potent and it’s important to remember that a little goes a long way. Remember, always dilute the Lime Oil and avoid contact with inner ears and eyes. With its abilities to boost your health and brighten your day, Lime will quickly become a part of your daily essential oil routine.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

96 thoughts on “4 Surprising Benefits of Lime Essential Oil”

  1. I just ordered lime today and decided to find out what I can use it for other than diffusing. I’m excited to try it as an insect repellent!

  2. I haven’t gotten lime steam distilled yet, but after buying lucky and luckier, I’m thinking I need to get a bottle of it on its own! It’s very uplifting!

  3. We’ve had sickness pass through our house twice already this winter, and it only just started! I was looking for a use for my lime oil, and am pleasantly surprised to find this post. I will definitely be adding it to my herbal steaming today! Thanks!

  4. I love all these posts about what these oils are used for! I’m just learning and it’s a lot of fun to quickly go through a source that you know knows what they are talking about and read all about them.

  5. This was my latest purchase and I love it more than lemon. I plan to use it interchangeably for the applications I have. It will definitely become one of my favorites.

  6. I didn’t know that Steam Distilled Lime is a sun-safe alternative. I’ve been wanting to use lime more often but was nervous about doing so during the day. Thank you for the info!

    1. You’re welcome Lisa! If you already have the regular, cold pressed lime, that is safe as long as you are diluting properly to .7% (1-2 drops of lime in 10ml carrier oil)

  7. Had no idea about these uses for lime. I think I have found my next purchase! The comment above with rosemary, peppermint, and lime sounds amazing.

  8. Lime was one of my first EO’s to try…and I was hooked. I like to diffuse with Rosemary and peppermint for a pick me up.

  9. I had no idea lime was good for so many things! I used it just because i liked the scent lol. I am going to add it to my next facial toner mix as well as add it into my face lotion rotation. I add a drop of frank to my day face cream in the morning and a drop of lavender at night, so now i will rotate lime with the frank to mix it up a bit. My next immunity roller i am going to add limes well. Its good to mix things up so you are not getting used to one thing all the time.

    1. Isn’t it great? Not only does it smell delicious but it also has benefits that many didn’t know about! Can’t wait for you to incorporate it into more blends. Just be sure you are diluting to recommended dilutions to avoid photo toxicity levels in the cold pressed Lime

  10. I will have to try lime spray for buzzing annoyances 🙂 I love lemon and lime, but did not care for the smell of lime oil , but for its benefits I may be able to get used to the scent. Thank you.

  11. I used lime in an insect repellant spray this summer and it worked well! I enjoy making my own outdoor sprays now they are effective and smell great.

    1. It can definitely be a great choice! Just remember to dilute accordingly as cold pressed lime is phototoxic and has a max dilution recommendation. Alternatively, you can use steam distilled lime which is not phototoxic.

  12. So I can just dilute correctly in a rollerball to use on age spots? I love the smell of lime! Thanks for the ideas and usages.

  13. Glad I bought some lime steam distilled! It does smell awesome when diffused, but I didn’t realize it was good for skin care too.

  14. Thank you for the article. I’ve always loved fresh limes. I appreciate knowing that with the oil there are other beneficial ways to use it.

  15. Good info! Was just thinking last night when I was cooking about Lime oil and if it would be safe to use in my recipe as a substitute for lime juice?

  16. Awesome article. I loved lime for the scent! I can’t wait to try as a repellent and on my skin!! Thank you for the information, PT!

  17. Just received a 30 ml bottle today after using all my 10 ml up. Good to find out some more uses for it in this blog post! Thanks!

  18. I’ve had lime essential oil for some time now without really knowing it had any benefits past smelling great so I appreciate the informal post.

    1. Awesome Melani! Just remember that Cold Pressed Lime has a low dilution recommendation and be sure to dilute accordingly for topical application. Have a great camping trip!

  19. I use Lemon oil a lot but I need to try the Lime. It’ll be on my next order. I appreciate all the information that write about. I makes this ‘rookie’ want to use essential oils more. Thanks!

    1. We’re so glad you found this article to be helpful Mark! You definitely won’t regret getting your hands on Lime essential oil.

  20. Just bought this am love it! It is a very strong smelling oil. A little does go a long way. I use it in the morning to wake us all up!

  21. Thanks for this blog! I just bought Lime during CAM, and haven’t used it for anything but diffusion. It smells so delicious, glad to know some of the benefits.

  22. I have loved lime forever! I am so glad to know that it has so many good properties! I work in a pharmacy, so the the fact that it boosts immunity is wonderful for me!! I have been ordering 30 ml bottles at a time, but I am seriously contemplating ordering the 100 ml and decanting into the smaller bottle!

    1. Thank you for sharing, Darcie. If you use lime as much as you do, it would probably be a great idea to get the 100 mL; there’s a lot of savings that way! I know I personally always get 100 mL of Tea Tree and Orange Sweet, because I use them so much!

      1. Steam Distilled doesn’t have the phototoxicity concerns that the cold pressed version has. They mostly serve similar purposes.

  23. This is my current favorite oil! I can’t get enough. I put lime, peppermint, and citrus burst into an inhaler and it is WONDERFUL

  24. I really wish I could use this oil. I love the smell but I have cats that lick me constantly and unfortunately citrus is toxic to cats. I love the idea of using natural products as a deterrent to outdoor pests.

  25. I love that Plant Therapy provides so much education! I have both cold pressed and steam distilled lime, and am wondering if one would be more effective than the other in a DIY cleaner?

  26. I’ve had lime EO sitting around and hadn’t found any “uses” for it yet…..expect to just breath in the lovely scent (seriously, I can’t get enough of it – all throughout the day I go and smell it straight from the bottle – its like my body needs it!). I’m so excited about this article. I’m going to start with adding a drop to my face serum! Thanks so much!

    1. Chloe, we are so happy that this blog post has helped you with more ways to use our Lime EO. We hope it does wonders for you in a facial serum!

  27. Wow, thanks so much for this post. I had no idea it could be used in the blends for outside annoyances! It would sure make them smell better. What a wonderful smell to add to anti aging formulas, this is super exciting! I love reading all you provide to us!

  28. I already love using lime in my cleaning products but I had no idea it would work as a repellant and an immune booster. Always learning something new here, thank you 🙂

  29. Hello,
    I very new at this so here’s my question. How do you determine the amount of carrier oil, and lime drops to use for any given projects.
    Thanks!

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