Essential Oil Profile: Lime


Latin Name:  Citrus aurantifolia

Family: Rutaceae

Plant Part: Peel

Method: Expression

Note/Element: Note:Top. Element: Wood.

Functional Groups: Terpene, alcohol, ester, aldehyde

Type: Stimulating, refreshing

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balancing): Pitta, Kapha

Scent: Fresh, citrus, sweet, slightly tart

For Skin Type: Oily, acne

Cautions: Do not use oxidized oil. Use within 6 months. Phototoxic, skin sensitizing. Distilled Lime is not Phototoxic or skin sensitizing.

Physical Uses: Cellulite, fever, colds, flu, digestion, acne, varicose veins, asthma,tonic.

Mental/Emotional Uses: refreshes, cheering, cooling to a hot temperature, improves concentration,restorative.

Other Uses: Disinfectant, purify the air, men’s cologne and aftershave

Blends Well With: Almost anything

Possible Substitutions: Lemon or Lime Sweet (Citrus limetta)

Shelf Life: Use within six months.


Graf, Katherine:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Advanced Level, 2001-2011.

Lawless, Julia, The Complete Illustrated Guide To Aromatherapy, Boston,MA, Element Books Limited, 1997, p184.




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