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Lime essential oil


Lime essential oil

Cistrus aurantifolia


Lime is a citrus fruit, also called lime or lime. It is often confused with lemon (citrus limon). Lime comes from a shrub of the Rutaceae family, the lime tree. This fruit has a finer, smoother rind and is picked before maturity, when its color is dark green.

Origin and history

Originally from India, the lime (or lime) has spread throughout the Mediterranean regions and South America. An essential ingredient in exotic cocktails (rum, ti-punch, margarita, etc.), lime is also used in many culinary preparations: marinades, ceviches, salads, mousses, fish, etc.

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: liquid, cloudy

Yellow color

Odor: tangy, fresh, lemony

Distilled parts: Zest

Country of production: Mexico

Density: 0.85 - 0.88

Chemotype / composition

Main biochemical constituents: Limonene.

Allergenic molecules naturally present in this essential oil: Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citral.

Certain natural compounds contained in this essential oil may present an allergy risk in some people. To measure your tolerance, always do an application test in the crease of the elbow before using in your mixes.


The essential oil of organic lime is:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Calming
  • Antispasmodic
  • Anxiolytic


The essential oil of organic lime is indicated in cases of anxiety, nervousness and stress.

Also called Lime, its refreshing scent brings you calm and serenity.

It is also recommended to treat inflammations and spasms of the digestive system.


Modes of use

Consult a physician before any therapeutic use or oral treatment.
Lime essential oil is photosensitizing, avoid sun exposure after application to the skin.

Oral use: 2 drops of organic lime essential oil 3 times a day, with a little honey or on a pastille to be placed under the tongue, for digestive fatigue.

On the skin: Mix 4 drops of organic lime essential oil with 15 drops of organic hazelnut vegetable oil, apply on acne or warts.

In diffusion: In atmospheric diffusion, the essential oil of lime refreshes and cleanses the atmosphere, it acts as an anti-stress.

Possible synergy

Digestion: Basil, mint

Energy value and synergy

In energy aromatherapy, lime is associated with the solar chakra, Manipura, the 3rd chakra.
Its color is yellow.

Lime essential oil restores courage, increases adaptability, exorcises fears, nightmares and promotes concentration.

In synergy: The immortal, brings inner peace

In diffusion: It purifies the body and mind In massage: Mix 10 drops of organic lime essential oil + 10 drops of organic ylang ylang essential oil + 30 drops of organic evening primrose vegetable oil, massage the solar plexus and along the spine.

Precaution for use

Flammable. Oral use on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not apply to the skin before sun exposure.


The information given on essential oils through this website is provided for informational purposes. They can in no way replace the advice given by a doctor. For any therapeutic use or if you want more information on essential oils, consult a professional.


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