How to Use Lime Essential Oil

Physical benefits of lime essential oil

Lime essential oil–one of the strongest and most diverse of the citrus oils–is well known for its weight-loss and immune-supporting properties. As with all citrus plants in Chinese Medicine, lime promotes the flow of energy and fluids throughout the body. It supports the healthy digestion of fats, absorption of nutrients, and movement of food and fluid through the digestive system. Lime oil promotes healthy detoxification and cleansing of the blood.*

As with all citrus essential oils, lime is high in limonene, a chemical constituent that supports a healthy immune system and encourages the immune system to destroy abnormally forming cells. Limonene also supports the normal regeneration of epithelial cells found in skin tissue.*

Lime essential oil is energetically blood building and supports blood-clotting factors. Lime oil usually tests best, using Body-Feedback methods, for O blood types, women with heavy menstrual flow, and people who have lower energy levels. Combining lime with grapefruit essential oil balances its blood thickening properties with the blood thinning properties of grapefruit to balance any blood type.*

Lime essential oil is found in many anti-aging and skin-firming blends. Studies have shown lime oil to be beneficial in many aspects of weight management, including reducing hunger and cravings, promote weight-loss and even addressing drug-induced obesity. Who knew just adding a drop of lime could go so far?*

Always remember, applying lime essential oil to the skin will increase sensitivity to the sun where applied.*

Emotional benefits of lime essential oil

In Chinese medicine, when fluids and food become stagnant in the body, emotions of frustration and irritability, along with general moodiness can dominate. Because lime essential oil is energetically moving and down-bearing in Chinese medicine, it helps to process thoughts into action, settle the emotions, and release stagnation.*

Test lime essential oil to any of the following Body-Feedback areas:

  • Lung Body-Feedback areas
  • Large intestine Body-Feedback areas
  • Stomach Body-Feedback areas
  • Spleen Body-Feedback areas
  • Liver Body-Feedback areas
  • Gallbladder Body-Feedback areas

*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:

Study illustrates lime essential oil is found to inhibit both gram negative and gram 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 Received: 29 July 2006Accepted: 30 November 2006Published: 30 November 2006


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.


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.


Studies show that d-Limonene and POH demonstrate significant anti-inflammatory effects in murine dermal inflammation and wound healing.

d’Alessio PA, Mirshahi M, Bisson JF, Bene MC. Skin repair properties of d-Limonene and perillyl alcohol in murine models. Antiinflamm Antiallergy Agents Med Chem. 2014 Mar;13(1):29-35. PubMed PMID: 24160248.

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