How to Use Lime Essential Oil

Physical benefits of lime essential oil

One of the strongest and most diverse of the citrus oils, lime essential oil is most well-known for weight-management and immune system support. As with all citrus plants in Chinese Medicine, lime promotes the flow of energy and fluids throughout the body. It helps with the digestion of fats, absorption of nutrients, and alleviates symptoms of occasional gas and bloating. Lime oil benefits the liver and gallbladder by promoting detoxification harmonizing the digestive system.*

In Chinese medicine, lime essential oil directs the energy downward in the body and targets the muscle tissue. Therefore you will find lime in many anti-aging and body-firming blends, as well as relaxing recipes for tight muscles. With the recent study demonstrating lime essential oil’s ability to reduce hunger and cravings, promote weight-loss, and even address drug-induced obesity, think of the possibilities. Always remember applying lime essential oil to the skin will increase sensitivity to the sun where applied.*

Lime oil supports healthy blood clotting factors and is classified as a blood builder in Chinese medicine. Lime oil combined with grapefruit oil creates an adaptogenic blend that balances blood flow and promotes the downward movement of food through the digestive tract. People with thicker blood or excessive clotting should be careful using lime oil or combine it with blood-thinning oils such as ginger, grapefruit, and wintergreen, and always test to ensure a positive response to this oil.*

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Emotional benefits of lime essential oil

Lime essential oil calms both the mind and body and helps to integrate ideas into action based on the downward energy of this oil. Of the citrus oils, the tart and cleansing aroma of lime encourages clarity of thought and purity of emotions. Incorporate lime oil and live up the playful side of life.*

Lime oil encourages the simultaneous release of stored negative emotions and the ability to create new beliefs in their place. Lime oil releases stored fat at the same time it builds blood, thereby encouraging new thought patterns that nourish the spirit. Lime essential oil can be used to help release limiting belief patterns formed early in childhood for a more empowering outlook in life.*

*Statements in this paragraph have not been evaluated by the FDA.

Always discuss with your medical doctor before using any alternative medicines, natural supplements, or vitamins. All information and content provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. This information is not intended to treat or diagnose a health problem or disease.

Lime essential oil research articles:

A study illustrates lime essential oil is found to inhibit both gram negative and positive bacteria

BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineThe official journal of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR)20066:39 DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-6-39©  Prabuseenivasan et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2006


A study demonstrates lime essential oil possess important antispasmodic properties

Spadaro F, Costa R, Circosta C, Occhiuto F. Volatile composition and biological activity of key lime Citrus aurantifolia essential oil. Nat Prod Commun. 2012 Nov;7(11):1523-6. PubMed PMID: 23285822


A study suggests lime essential oil plays an important roll in weight loss, drug-induced obesity and other related diseases

Asnaashari S, Delazar A, Habibi B, Vasfi R, Nahar L, Hamedeyazdan S, Sarker SD. Essential oil from Citrus aurantifolia prevents ketotifen-induced weight-gain in mice. Phytother Res. 2010 Dec;24(12):1893-7. doi: 10.1002/ptr.3227. PubMed PMID: 20623616


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