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Lime Essential Oil

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Name:  Lime Essential Oil

Species:  Citrus aurantifolia

Part: Peel 

Extraction: Steam Distilled

Aroma: Tangy and tart, sweet citrus


Lime Essential Oil 100% Pure

Name Lime Essential Oil
Batch CA049L8
Species Citrus aurantifolia
Part Peel
Extraction Steam Distilled
Class Aldehyde
Source Mexico
Color Light green
Consistency Thin
Note Top
Aroma Tangy and tart, sweet citrus
Blend Ideas Cedarwood, Chamomile, CilantroEucalyptus, Fennel, FrankincenseGeranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang


We source only pure essential oils.


The antibacterial qualities of lime essential oil make it an great addition for immune boosting regimes, including diffusing and cleaning products.

Diffusing this essential oil at night is not recommended as it is a very stimulating oil and could create problems with sleep.  Instead, use it during the day when you will appreciate that invigorating, fatigue-relieving aroma.

The disinfecting properties can be useful in caring for oil-prone skin.  Lime is known to help clean the pores as well as tighten them.  This is only recommended in a good moisturizing carrier, like jojoba.

We don't have it listed as blending well with other citrus oils because too much citrus can be overpowering . . . but sometimes overpowering is what you want.  I like lime mixed in a glass spray bottle with other citrus oils and rubbing alcohol as a bathroom spray.  Artificial air fresheners give me headaches and rarely cover the scent . . . but citrus oils knock it right out with no headache for me.


This is distilled Lime Essential Oil.  It's important to know the difference because expressed lime is a sensitizer.  The distilled version that you see here is not a sensitizer.  You still need to dilute, as you do with all essential oils . . . but there is no max dilution for this distilled oil.

With our pre-diluted oils . . . if diluted for kids is the highest dilution you see, it’s also the max dilution possible. Pre-diluted oils are in fractionated coconut oil.

2 reviews for Lime Essential Oil

  1. lolination (verified owner)

    This is my first experience with SD lime. I like the candy like smell.

  2. lwierzycki (verified owner)

    I’m horrible at reviews, but it’s never too late. I think this lime is the closest thing to smell of a real lime that there is, great for a lime body scrub.

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Lime Essential Oil Safety Info

Tisserand and Young recommend that you should avoid topical use if lime essential oil has oxidized but have no other warnings for this distilled version.  Lime essential oil should still follow the safety guidelines below. ~ Source:  Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (2013). Reading the full profile for Lime essential oil is highly suggested by your DeRu Staff.

While we’ve made this clear that we are selling this essential oil to use in your diffuser, your inhaler, or topically (diluted), it is a pure essential oil and can be used as such.  With all essential oils:

  • Never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes (this includes mouth, ear canals, noses, genital regions as well as internal areas).  The strength of essential oils can easily damage these soft tissue areas.
  • Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.
    Keep away from children.
  • If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).

  • Oral Safety is only given because many people have been told to take oils internally.  Because several people look to us for safety advice, we feel obligated to offer those safety statements, although we do not believe anyone should be ingesting essential oils without being guided by an expert.  Experts will take your medical history into account before they suggest oils for you to ingest, diffuse, or use topically.

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    1. Antibacterial activity of lime (Citrus aurantifolia) essential oil and limonene against fish pathogenic bacteria isolated from cultured olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus)


    2. Antidiabetic Potentials of Citrus aurantifolia Leaf Essential Oil


    3. Anti-Inflammatory Properties and Chemical Characterization of the Essential Oils of Four Citrus Species


    4. Antimicrobial activity and chemical composition of Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle essential oil from Italian organic crops


    5. Antimicrobial Activity of Lime Essential Oil Against Food-borne Pathogens Isolated from Cream-filled Cakes and Pastries


    6. Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of essential oils from Citrus aurantifolia leaves and fruit peel against oral pathogenic bacteria


    7. The Effect of Citrus Essential Oils and Their Constituents on Growth of Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri


    8. Essential oils of Citrus aurantifolia, Anthemis nobile and Lavandula officinalis: in vitro anthelmintic activities against Haemonchus contortus


    9. Suppression of allergic and inflammatory responses by essential oils derived from herbal plants and citrus fruits


    10. Volatile Components of Peel and Leaf Oils of Lemon and Lime Species


    Information provided has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

    The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.

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