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Lime, better known as Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) is a citrus fruit of the genus Citrus, belonging to the Rutaceae family. It is probably a hybrid between cedar and lemon.

The lime tree can reach 5 meters in height. It has small, round fruits with a thin skin. The fruits are still harvested green, but when ripe they have a yellow-orange color. The pulp has a decidedly sour taste due to the high content of citric acid.

When they are left to mature, they almost completely lose acidity to become yellowish in color and very sweet. The lime is grown mainly for the production of the essential oil obtained from the peel . 

Lime essential oil is widely used in aromatherapy as a skin tonic. It has remarkable antibacterial and disinfectant properties that make it a good remedy to combat skin blemishes, in preventing and fighting cellulite thanks to its decongestant action on the circulatory system.



  • Fatigue and asthenia, its fresh and fruity aroma allows you to infuse stimulating and at the same time relaxing scents into the rooms. Lime essential oil, when inhaled through a diffuser instills a sense of general well-being.

  • It stimulates digestion, carminative and diuretic.

  • In case of warts, rub with pure oil twice a day. Continue the treatment for at least six weeks, as warts can be very persistent.

  • Sore throat: gargle with two drops in a glass of warm water.

  • In case of stomach weakness and inappetence, it helps to stimulate the secretion of gastric juices and appetite; pour two drops on a teaspoon of honey to let it melt slowly in the mouth.

DōTERRA Lime Essential Oil comes from Brazil. It is obtained by cold pressing the peel of the Key Lime fruit. It is a hybrid citrus that can be successfully grown in most areas with a mild winter climate.  While all lime varieties share similar therapeutic properties, Key Lime is highly sought after for its flavor strong and robust and the spicy scent due to its higher acidity than other limes.
Lime OE blends well with many other oils including Cedarwood, Coriander, Basil, Black Pepper, Lavender, Grapefruit and Ylang ylang.

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What are the benefits of Lime oil?

The sour, citrusy aroma of Lime gives energy and lifts the mood. This citrus oil offers powerful benefits for healthy immune function. Thanks to its high content oflimonene, lime essential oil provides internal cleansing benefits.
Like other citrus oils, Lime is rich in limonene, but also has a high concentration of beta-pinene, which adds to the uplifting properties of lime oil.

Diffused, it brings a sense of happiness and an energizing boost, in fact being a refreshing oil it can be diffused during periods of low motivation or decreased energy and concentration, as it can dissipate fatigue and lift the mind. It can also help reduce feelings of sadness.

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How to use:

Diffusion: pour 3 - 5  drops  with water in an ultrasonic diffuser or inhale the aroma directly from the bottle

Topical use: it can be applied pure on the area to be treated or on the reflex points. It is an excellent additive to shower gels, body lotions and deodorants. For the bath, mix 8 drops with epsom salt and add to the water

Internal use: put 1 - 2 drops under the tongue, or dilute in a drink, take in capsules

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WARNINGS   Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing or have medical assistance, consult your doctor. Avoid contact with the eyes, the inside of the ears and sensitive areas. Lime oil is photosensitizing, so don't apply it to your skin before sun exposure.

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