Lime Essential Oil @ A Glance

Botanical Name Citrus aurantifolia

Part Used
Fruit Peel

Extraction Method
Cold compression (fresh lime peels)
Steam distillation (dried peels)


Price Point


Antibiotic, antioxidant, antiseptic, antiviral, aperitif, astringent, bactericidal, disinfectant, febrifuge, restorative, tonic

Therapeutic Uses
Alcoholism, anorexia, anxiety, depression, fevers, headaches, mental clarity, rheumatism, sore throats, viral infections

Skincare Uses
Carbuncles, dandruff, gangrene, hands (beauty oil), oily to normal Skin, psoriasis, rashes, sores, ulcers

Complimentary Oils
Citronella, clary sage, rosemary, neroli, ylang-ylang and lavender

Possible Oil Substitutes
Lemon or Wild Orange

Safety Information
Cold pressed lime essential oil is phototoxic.

Information Sources
The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Ann Worwood
Green Beauty Recipes – Julie Gabriel

Reclaiming Eden cannot make claims to treat or prevent any illness or disease. All information should be used for educational purposes, and does not replace the advice of trained medical professionals. Be well!

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