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Lime Essential Oil 10ml

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Product Details

Name: Lime

Scientific Name: Citrus aurantifolia

Method of extraction: Cold pressed

Part of plant: Fruit rind

Country of origin: Brazil 

Lime essential oil is a fresh and zesty oil, derived from the rind of fresh limes. It has a bright and invigorating aroma, and is known for its refreshing and energizing properties. Lime essential oil is commonly used in aromatherapy to promote feelings of positivity, reduce stress and anxiety, and uplift mood. It is also used in natural cleaning products due to its powerful antifungal and antibacterial properties.

Lime essential oil is a popular choice for diffusing and blending with other citrus oils for a bright and uplifting scent.

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Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory

Due to its antioxidant properties with different flavonoids, Lime essential oil helps to neutralize free radicals in the body and thus prevent cardiovascular diseases, certain types of cancer and other chronic diseases. Extracted from the lime peel, its main flavonoids - eriocitrin and hesperetin - can reduce or prevent the increase in damage from oxidative stress.

In addition to the two, nobiletin can help to slow the growth of tumours and metastases. 


Gastric Problems

Useful in cases of inflammatory enterocolitis and irritable bowel syndrome. Its anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties make it useful in the treatment of cramps, pain and inflammation which these pathologies trigger.


Circulatory problems

Like many citrus fruits, lime essential oil improves blood circulation thanks to its composition rich in limonene. It can be used both in reductive massages, varicose veins and cellulite.



Calming properties are present in lime oil, as well as lemon and orange. Lime essential oil helps treat insomnia, anxiety, nervousness and stress, via inhalation. 

Other uses

Also useful to treat onychomycosis, nail fungus. It can be associated, for example, with clove or tea tree oil.


Lime essential oil should not be used during the first 3 months of pregnancy or in children up to 6 years old.

It is a photosensitizing oil. Given cold pressing, this oil brings furanocoumarins that, on the skin can cause stains if exposed to sunlight.

The alternative to this problem is the use of distilled oil, which does not carry this molecule with it.

People with epilepsy should be careful with high dosages. 

It is recommended that people with allergic tendencies take special care as it can cause skin allergies. 

In addition to their juices, lime and lemon oils should be avoided in people with gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic esophagitis and hiatal hernia in their acute stages.

These products can irritate the lining of the esophagus or cause epigastric burns.

How to use

It is an aggressive oil for the skin, especially if used and exposed to the sun.

Preferably do not apply on the skin without proper dilution and, if you do, test on a small area only.

Its use must be carried out with a maximum concentration of 20% in a carrier oil.

Its internal use must be advised by a doctor.