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Lime (Cold Pressed) Essential Oil

  • Distillation Method: Cold Pressed
  • Country of Origin: Mexico
  • Plant Part: Rind
  • Latin Name: Citrus aurantifolia
  • Cultivation: Naturally Grown

About the Oil: We have two Lime essential oils: one steam distilled and cold-pressed from lime peels. This cold-pressed oil has a great sweet-tart citrus brightness, similar to that of the fresh fruit.

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Drops per ml
Blending Tips 61
Chemical Families
Monoterpenes 96.95%
Sesquiterpenes 2.40%
Esters 0.65%
Primary Constituents
limonene 66.35%
gamma terpinene 13.83%
beta pinene 7.93%
terpinolene 4.32%
beta terpineol 2.72%


Product Description

About The Plant

This small fragrant evergreen tree is native to many tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. It reaches 4.5 meters in height with sharp spines, smooth, stiff leaves, and small white flowers. The fruit is half the size of a typical lemon and a pale green color.

About The Oil

Lime essential oil can be steam distilled, which filters out the phototoxic components, or cold-pressed, which retains the fresh fruit aroma. Fresh, tangy and fragrantly emphatic, this lime essential oil shares much of its therapeutic profile with its citrus cousin, the lemon, and has many of the same astringent, toning and mood elevating properties.

Of Interest

Originally from Asia, the lime tree was introduced to Europe by the Moors. British ships transporting limes were often called "lime juicers" as crews depended heavily on the lime's high vitamin C content to reduce scurvy during long voyages. Today, it is cultivated in Italy, Africa, the West Indies and the Americas.

Distilled lime oil is extensively used in flavoring food and beverages, especially soft drinks like ginger ale and colas, whereas cold-pressed lime is used in high-grade men's toiletries and perfumery.

Therapeutic Properties


strengthens and revives the body systems
protects cells against oxidative damage


neutralizes microbes
firms and contracts exposed tissue
reduces moisture loss
tones and restores venous circulation
promotes the healing of tissues
Indicated for: oily skin, acne, cellulite, fluid retention


neutralizes microbes
reduces body temperature
stimulates the immune system


opens respiratory passages


soothes sore muscles, tendons and joints
diminishes swelling


promotes urination
helps maintain kidney action
assists in cleansing and detoxifying the body
tonifies the digestive system


assists in the tissue-cleaning action of the lymphatic system
assists the body's natural eliminatory response
helps to reduce excess build-up of fluid in the body


calms the nervous system
lessens anxiety
reduces stress
improves mood
sharpens the mind
promotes clarity of thought


Lime essential oil is cooling.
Coldp-ressed and distilled lime are ideal for fatigue and a tired mind, especially in cases of apathy, anxiety and depression.



direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer
Immune supporting and cooling, lime oil can enhance the body's healing capacity and vitality during cold and flu season. Lime's refreshing yet not-too-sweet properties can assist with enhancing mental clarity and alertness and can also promote feelings of positivity, calm and harmony.


massage, compress, bath, skincare
Indicated for: oily skin, acne, cellulite, fluid retention
Lime essential oil enhances circulation, assisting in the smoothing of adipose tissue.
Note that like other citrus oils, cold pressed Lime may be photosensitizing.

Aromatherapy Details

The cold-pressed oil has a great, sweet-tart citrus brightness, with an uplifting fruity middle note, and a cool, clean finish similar to that of the fresh fruit. There is also a steam-distilled version; the result offers a subtler, brighter, floral and less sweet oil.

Lime essential oil blends well with copaiba balsam, spearmint oil, ylang ylang oil and eucalyptus radiata.


This oil is non-toxic and non-irritating. As with other citrus oils, cold pressed Lime oil may be photo sensitizing, therefore exposure to sunlight should be limited for 24 hours where it has been applied to the skin. If ingesting for medicinal purposes, consultation with a physician is recommended. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.

If pregnant consult with a physician prior to use.

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