Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Lime

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Lime tree
Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)

Lime oil comes from the rind of the fruits of Citrus aurantifolia or Citrus medica trees. It has a fruity citrus scent. It has an antiseptic effect.

Properties[edit | edit source]

Circulatory[edit | edit source]

Improves circulation.

Emotional[edit | edit source]

Soothes anxiety and depression.

Pain[edit | edit source]

Relieves arthritis, rheumatism, muscle and joint pain.

Respiratory[edit | edit source]

Alleviates asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis and coughs.

Skin[edit | edit source]

Improves acne and herpes.

Caution[edit | edit source]

  • Don't expose the skin to sunlight after using lime oil.
  • Lime oil may irritate the skin.