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Lime Essential Oil

by Penny Keay

Lime - Citrus aurantifolia

Sliced Lime

Botanical names: Citrus aurantifolia
Country of Origin - Haiti, USA, Central America, West Indies, Italy
Processed - Steam distilled & Expeller
Part used - Peels
Smell - sweet fresh citrus
Pale yellow to olive green colored
Note - Top note


Antiseptic, anti viral, bactericidal, digestive, febrifuge, astringent, stimulant, aperitif, anti rheumatic, restorative, and a tonic

Skin & Hair: Acne, boils and other skin infections, cuts, insect bites, deodorant and useful for oily skin and hair.

Respiratory: bronchitis, sore throats, asthma, catarrh

Muscular/Skeletal: Arthritis, cellulitis, rheumatism

Cardiovascular: circulatory stimulant, helps with high blood pressure and nosebleeds

Immune: fights viral infections - colds, flu and fevers (has a cooling effect)

Digestive: digestive tonic and helps with intestinal discomforts, dyspepsia, stomach cramps, flatulence.

Genito/urinary/reproductive: increases urine

Nervous - Brain/Mind: helps with apathy, anxiety, nervousness, depression, restlessness, exhaustion. Refreshes the tired mind, is uplifting, stimulated, cheering, refreshing and restorative.

Endocrine - n/a

Industry/Commercial/ Other uses:

fragrance component in cosmetics, perfumes and soaps. and used to flavor many soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.


Non toxic but can cause skin irritation. The expeller pressed essential oil can cause photo sensitization. The steam distilled version doesn't.

*DO NOT TAKE ANY ESSENTIAL OIL ORALLY - Any essential oil - ingested in large (and sometimes even small) amounts can be fatal.* *Keep out of reach of children.*



Lime - 90 drops
Peppermint - 50 drops
Eucalyptus - 10 drops
Emulsifier - 5 ml
Room Spray Base - 4 oz

Add essential oils and emulsifier into a clean bottle then pourRoom Spray Base into the bottle Shake well then spritz in the air. Shake well before each use.


Lime - 50 drops
Grapefruit - 50 drops
Orange - 10 drops
Patchouli - 10 drops
Emulsifier - 5 ml
Room Spray Base- 4 oz

Add essential oils and emulsifier into a clean bottle then pour Room Spray Baseinto the bottle Shake well then spritz in the air. Shake well before each use.

The above 2 blends can be used in any diffuser by omitting the emulsifier and water. Just blend in an amber bottle, shake well and then apply a few drops to your favorite diffuser.

To Soothe Insect Bites

Juniper berry - 2 drops
Basil - 2 drops
Lime - 1 drops
Sesame oil - 5 ml

Blend essential oils in carrier oil. Shake well and apply a small amount to the bites every few hours.


Ylang ylang - 9 drops
Lime - 9 drops
Rosemary - 8 drops
Grapeseed Oil - 2 tablespoons

Mix all ingredients then apply 1 teaspoon to hair and scalp and massage in. Allow to penetrate for several hours or overnight.

Wash your hair with a natural shampoo (unscented) washing it twice.

Use 3 times a week.

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© 2003, 2015, 2017 Penny Keay All rights reserved Worldwide.
Please do not use my information without my permission.

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