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Lime Oil

Lime Oil

Citrus aurantifolia


Known for its distinct aroma and taste, Lime provides cleansing benefits when taken internally or used topically—making it the perfect oil for purifying skin and surfaces.*



Cold-pressed from the peel of fresh limes, doTERRA Lime essential oil is refreshing and energizing in both aroma and taste. Limes are frequently used in entrées and beverages for their fresh, citrus flavor. Due to its high limonene content, Lime essemtoa; oil provides internal cleansing benefits* and the citrusy aroma can be diffused to help freshen the air. It’s also an effective and natural surface cleaner. Lime oil is frequently used in facial and body cleansers for its purifying properties and uplifting scent.



  • Diffuse Lime oil to cleanse the air.
  • Put some Lime on a cotton pad and use to help remove grease spots and sticker residue.
  • Add a drop of Lime to your drinking water for enhanced flavor.
  • Add one drop to your facial cleanser or shampoo for added cleansing properties (see cautions).

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in four fluid ounces of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.

This oil is Kosher certified.


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 and UV rays for at least 12 hours after applying product.


Primary Benefits

  • Supports healthy immune function when used internally*
  • Refreshing aroma that stimulates the senses
  • Used as a topical and internal cleanser*
  • The aroma encourages a balanced and energizing atmosphere

Aromatic Description

Citrus, tart, sweet

Collection Method

Cold Pressed/Expression

Plant Part

Lime rind (peel)

Main Constituents

Limonene, β-pinene, γ-terpinene


Refreshing and energizing, Lime essential oil has a host of health benefits including, immune, cleansing, and respiratory.* Its aroma is emotionally uplifting, and its flavor makes it a favorite for cooking.


Usage Tips:

  • Diffuse Lime to cleanse the air and lift your mood.
  • Put some Lime on a cotton pad and use to help remove grease spots and sticker residue.
  • Add a drop of Lime to your drinking water for enhanced flavor and as a gentle daily cleanse.*
  • Add one drop to your facial cleanser or shampoo for added cleansing properties.
  • Take three to four drops in a veggie capsule or in your water to support a healthy immune system.*
  • Inhale Lime while studying and then apply to wrists again while testing on the same subjects.
  • Combine 1–2 drops Lime with equal amounts Tea Tree (Melaleuca) for a soothing scalp massage.

Learn More

What Are the Benefits of Lime Oil?

The tart, citrus aroma of Lime energizes and uplifts the mood. This citrus oil offers powerful cleansing benefits and supports healthy immune function.* It is used in cooking to enhance the flavor of both sweet and savory dishes. Due to its high limonene content, Lime essential oil provides internal cleansing benefits.*

Like other citrus oils, Lime is rich in limonene, but it also has a high concentration of beta-pinene, which adds to Lime oil’s uplifting properties. Diffused, it brings a sense of happiness and an energizing boost. This refreshing oil can be diffused during periods of low motivation or decreased energy and focus, as it can dispel exhaustion and uplift the mind. It may also help reduce feelings of sadness.

Can You Drink Lime Oil?

Lime essential oil is often used as a complement to internal cleanses, because it is rich in antioxidants, internally cleansing, and supports the immune system and liver health.* Put a drop in your water each morning to start your day.

Support your respiratory and immune system health by taking one or two drops of Lime in a veggie capsule during times when seasonal threats are high.*

Tart and tasty, Lime is also a popular addition to recipes, from spicy marinades to tangy smoothies. For dozens of recipe ideas with Lime essential oil, visit the doTERRA blog.

Where Does Lime Essential Oil Come From?

doTERRA Lime essential oil is cold-pressed from the rind of the Key lime fruit and is sourced in Brazil. It is a hybrid citrus that can be successfully grown is most areas where there is no winter frost. While all varieties of lime share similar properties, Key lime is highly sought after for its strong, robust flavor and zesty fragrance, which is due to its higher acidity compared to other limes.

Lime blends well with many other oils, including Cedarwood, Cilantro, Basil, Black Pepper, Lavender, Grapefruit, and Ylang Ylang.


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