Lime - AroMeds Citrus aurantifolia is ethically grown and unsprayed (no pesticides or herbacides,) and the rinds are steam distilled in Mexico. It is in the rutaceae plant family, and is a top note with a pleasing, sharp, fresh, sweet citrus aroma.

Uses -

  • Lime is energizing, refreshing and mood uplifting.
  • It is a microbe killer and immune stimulant recommended for sore throats, coughs, colds and flu
  • It's astringent qualities make it useful when dealing with acne. Put one drop in teaspoon of jojoba, and swirl around clean basin full of water. Put clean washcloth in scented water and thoroughly wipe affected area. It works, and you'll smell great. (Tea tree is good this way, too.)
  • Use small amount on insect bites/stings to sooth and protect from infection.
  • It's a digestive tonic and recommended for digestive issues. Can stimulate a lagging appetite.
  • It is considered a lymphatic stimulant and can be used in blends to address retention of fluid and cellulite

Emotional Support - Lime can encourage alertness, assertiveness, creativity, focus and joy

Blends well with - angelica root, bergamot, bergamot mint, citronella, clary sage, geranium, lavender, lemon, grapefuit, mandarin, palmarosa, rose, rosemary, ylang ylang

Safety data-  Photosensitivity is a possibility with cold pressed oil.  (This current batch from Mexico is steam distilled, so photosensitivity is not an issue.) With cold pressed oil, if applying lime to your skin, put in no more that 6 drops per ounce of carrier, and avoid the sun or tanning beds for at least 12 hours after use. Use no more than 3 drops in a bath. Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils, or if you have sensitive skin. Keep lime in dark bottle in refrigerator when not in use. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.


Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

Worwood, V.A. Aromatherapy for the Soul, New World Library, 1999. 

Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.