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Lime Essential Oil

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Primary Benefits

  • A powerful antioxidant that supports healthy immune function
  • Positively affects mood with stimulating and refreshing properties
  • Used as an aromatic, topical, and internal cleanser
  • Promotes emotional balance and well-being

Additional Info

Application: A T I S
Extraction Method: Cold pressed/expressed
Aromatic Description: Citrus, tart, sweet
Main Chemical Components: Limonene, beta-pinene, gamma terpinene
Plant Part: Lime rind (peel)

Fresh, vibrant, and tart, limes are the universal icon of tropical vacations and fresh delights. The unmistakable vivacious green peel holds a variety of antioxidants that are used  for anything from cleansing the face to balancing the mood. The cold-pressed, dōTERRA Lime essential oil contains this therapeutic essence within an easily accessible and pure oil.

Although limes are often used in entrees and beverages for their fresh, citrus flavor, their variety of uses extend beyond the plate and glass because of their remarkable capability to provide the body with internal cleansing benefits along with the ability to perform a host of household cleaning purposes.

dōTERRA Lime essential oil can be diffused to purify the air and can positively affect the mood with its stimulating and refreshing properties. Due to its purifying abilities, lime is frequently used as a natural cleaner that is both safe and effective and also leaves your home with an energizing and uplifting aroma.

To take advantage of its cleansing properties, add 1 drop of dōTERRA Lime to your facial cleanser or shampoo. If your oven is full of grease, put some dōTERRA Lime on a cotton pad and use it to remove the grease spots or other sticky residue.

You can also keep it simple by adding 1 drop of dōTERRA Lime essential oil to your daily drinking water for a pop of flavor and added health benefits. Mix with dōTERRA Lemon for a refreshing replacement of an unhealthy, sugary beverage.

And, for an exciting twist of flavor with an added side of health, add 1 drop of dōTERRA Lime to your favorite salsa recipe for a delicious experience. If you would like an invigorating and health-stimulating scalp massage, combine a few drops with dōTERRA Melaleuca and a carrier oil, such as coconut oil or almond oil, and rub into the scalp.

dōTERRA Lime can be used topically, internally, and aromatically, but is most commonly used internally due to its internal cleansing abilities and its sweet, recognizable taste.

General Uses

  • Diffuse to cleanse the air and uplift your mood.
  • Put some Lime on a cotton pad to help remove grease spots and sticker residue.
  • Add a drop of Lime to your drinking water for enhanced flavor and antioxidants.
  • Add 1 drop to your facial cleanser or shampoo for added cleansing properties.
  • Supports healthy immune function.*
  • Combine with Melaleuca for a soothing scalp massage.
  • Add a drop to your salsa.
  • Diffuse while studying and then apply to wrists again while testing on those subjects.
  • Blends with Cedarwood, Black Pepper, and Cilantro.
  • Replace your sugar beverage with a drop of lemon and lime in water for a refreshing flavor.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops of dōTERRA Lime essential oil in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal Use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical Use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.