Cold pressed from the peel of fresh limes, the essential oil offers a wave of therapeutic benefits. It contains high levels of limonene, making it an effective and natural surface cleanser. Lime oil is frequently used in facial and body cleansers and simple diffusion is the perfect way to purify the air and provide an uplifting fresh aroma.
Try blending Lime essential oil with Bergamot or a bright floral and diffuse it in a space needing an uplift. It can also be used in a pinch to remove sticker residue or stubborn grease spots. Simply apply a few drops to a cotton pad and saturate the glue or grease, then rinse clean.
Botanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia
Method: Cold Pressed
Plant Part: Peel
Blends Well With: Bergamot, and other citrus; Geranium, and other florals
Aroma: Sweet, tropical, citrusy, rounded, and true to Lime aroma
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying topically.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 1-2 Years
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
TUMMY BLEND: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 6 drops of Lime, 2 drops of Ginger, 8 drops of Peppermint, 8 drops of Sweet Orange, then fill with Sweet Almond oil. Shake to mix well. Apply a teaspoon over the abdomen and massage. (2% dilution)
INHALER: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Lime, 5 drops of Tea Tree and 5 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus. Or add Lime to your Thera Lux Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
UPLIFT: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Lime, 5 drops of Basil and 5 drops of Lemon. Or add 5-6 drops of Lime to your Car Diffuser diffuser and diffuse for a more uplifting drive.
MENTAL FATIGUE: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Lime, 5 drops of Rosemary and 5 drops of Peppermint. Or add 5-6 drops of Lime to your Scent Ball Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
INHALATION: Add the following to a 5 ml amber glass bottle: 25 drops of Lime, 40 drops of Eucalyptus and 35 drops of Tea Tree, then shake to mix well. Fill a bowl with steamy water; add to the bowl 2 drops of the essential oil mixture, covering your head and bowl with a towel to keep the steam in. Inhale through your nose, with eyes closed. Breathe in the vapors for several minutes, or as desired.
SUGAR SCRUB: To exfoliate the skin and smooth the appearance, mix together: 12 drops of Lime, 10 drops of Cypress, 12 drops of Tangerine and 14 drops of Grapefruit with 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of Jojoba and 1/4 cup of Sesame oils. Stir to mix well. Best if used in the shower, on wet skin. Gently massage 1 tablespoon, or as much as needed, into problem areas. Rinsing away the sugar will leave the oils behind to work therapeutically, so you may want to use as a last step (using soap after will remove all traces of oil). Use a spoon to scoop out, and do not get product wet to prevent contamination.
BATHROOM SPRAY: In an 8 ounce sprayer add: 20 drops of Lime, 30 drops of Litsea, 15 drops of Lemon, 25 drops of Tea Tree, 20 drops of Patchouli, 18 drops of Cinnamon Bark and 16 drops of Peppermint, then fill with distilled water. Shake well before each use. Shelf life: 1 week
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