Lime essential oil is most popularly known and used as a flavoring agent in food, but there are many other benefits associated with it.
With its sharp, citrus smell, Lime essential oil (EO) is a powerful aromatic that is both stimulating and refreshing.
dōTERRA’s Lime essential oil also differs slightly in chemistry than our other citrus oils. Although they all contain limonene, Lime additionally offers alcohols and esters that have calming and anti-infectious properties.
Traditionally, Lime has been used to help with anxiety, cellulite, strengthening nails, sore throats, air purification, internal cleansing, and disinfecting. In one study, Lime essential oil was found to have potent antibacterial activity. Click here to read the full study.
When used aromatically, Lime’s sweet, refreshing, and lively aroma can help brighten and boost your mood. Lime can also be used as an alternative to Lemon for its cleansing properties, and as a help with colds and the flu.
Tips from dōTERRA:
Diffuse to cleanse the air and uplift your mood.
Put some Lime on a cotton pad to help remove grease spots and sticker residue.
Add a drop of Lime to your drinking water for enhanced flavor.
Add 1-2 drops to help keep fruits from turning brown.
Don’t have a fresh lime lying around the house when you need it? No problem! Just add Lime essential oil to your favorite recipes when they call for lime juice. You don’t need very much. Start with 1 drop and then add more as needed. Try Lime EO instead of lime juice the next time you make salsa or guacamole.
Rub your tarnished silver with Lime essential oil to restore its beauty.
Tips from our Facebook Fans:
“Pour honey and Lime EO over fruit! So delicious!” -Melonie Bitsoi Larsen
“I love to put Lime in my beans when I am cooking. I also enjoy diffusing Lime and Cypress together. Smells so yummy!” -Ashtin Appel Hart
“I add [Lemon essential oil] to water. I gave up soda a while ago, but my family is not all on board yet. Sometimes I mix Lime, Lemon, and Orange together in a large pitcher with ice, and they can’t resist! Also, if you drink cranberry juice, add a drop of Lime … prepare to be AMAZED!!!” -Dacia Randall
“I use it for acid reflux” – Shauna Ford Christensen
“I like to diffuse it with Wild Orange—smells fantastic and boosts my mood every time!” -Kristi Hotton
“Add it with Lavender essential oil and coconut oil for an uplifting, yet relaxing massage blend.” -Tracy Arnold
“I diffuse Breathe and Lime every night to combat sinus issues. Also great in Coconut Macaroon cookies! YUM!” -Pam Butler
“I put a small amount of Lime and cilantro in good Greek yogurt to make a dip for veggies.” – Teresa Gray