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Summer Sweetness: Using Lime Essential Oil

Coming from a lovely, green fruit, Lime oil (Citrus aurantifolia) has a sweet tangy scent to it, similar to Lemon but all its own bright cheerful self.

Combines Well With

Lemon, Orange, Tangerine, Bergamot, Red Mandarin, Grapefruit, Peppermint, Lavender, Nutmeg, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Chamomile (German and Roman), Fennel Seed, Geranium, Eucalyptus (Radiata, Globulus and Citriodora), Juniper Berry, Elemi, Rose, Citronella, Clove Bud, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Cypress, Cajeput, Copaiba Balsam, Myrtle, Pine, Patchouli

Ways to Use It

  • G.R.A.S.
  • Very similar properties to Lemon. Can be used interchangeably
  • Is a good digestive tonic. Add a drop or two to 8 ounces of water.
  • Don't use topically if you have very sensitive skin, or right before sun exposure.
  • Gives you energy, especially when mixed with Clove Bud or Peppermint.
  • Mix with any citrus oils and diffuse for a lovely citrus burst.
  • Very refreshing scent, great for clearing out stale air.
  • Diffuse during winter months to help alleviate "the blues".
  • Makes a nice smelling deodorant. Use a drop with Sandalwood.
  • Mix with Peppermint, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lavender and Tea Tree and diffuse during cold and flu season.
  • Works well in a vaporizer, along with Peppermint.

Mainly you should inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel. That's a great way to get started.



Here are a few recipes involving Lime oil. To check for more, you can click on Lime in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it. And since they are interchangeable, you can also look up recipes involving Lemon and substitute Lime. *Please note: With any recipe's involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Citrus Scent Body Powder

  • 15 drops Grapefruit
  • 10 drops Lime
  • 5 drops Allspice
  • 2 tablespoons Corn Starch

Measure the corn starch and pour into a wide mouthed glass jar with a lid or a small spice powder container; then add the essential oils. Tighten cap and let the body powder sit for a day. Shake well before using.

Breathe More Easily (Aroma Lamp)

  • 6 drops Pine
  • 5 drops Lavender
  • 4 drops Eucalyptus Radiata
  • 4 drops Copaiba Balsam
  • 1 drop Lime

Add with a small amount of purified water to a small porcelain, marble, ceramic or glass container. Heat with a candle. (Can also be used on an electric candle warmer.) Inhale the vapors deeply for best results.

Citrus Air Freshener

  • 40 drops Lime
  • 40 drops Lemon
  • 20 drops Petitgrain
  • 20 drops Benzoin
  • 4 ounces purified water

Fill a 4 ounce mist spray bottle. Shake well before using every time. Spray the mist into air. Keep mist as fine a spray as you can.

Refreshing Bath Blend

  • 5 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Bergamot
  • 3 drops Lime
  • 2 drops Cypress
  • 2 drops Cajeput
  • 1 teaspoon F.C.O.
  • Epsom Salt (optional)

As you prepare your bath, close the window and door to prevent oil vapors from escaping. Fill the bathtub with warm/hot water. To soften your skin and remove impurities, dissolve 1 cup of epsom salt in the bath water. Then dilute the essential oils in the F.C.O. Pour blend into water. Swirl the water to disperse the oil evenly. Enter the bath immediately, since essential oils evaporate quickly. Relax and enjoy the bath for at least 30 minutes.

Common Cold Antiseptic Spray

  • 12 drops Eucalyptus Radiata
  • 16 drops Lavender
  • 28 drops Lime
  • 8 drops Rosemary
  • 8 drops Tea Tree

Mix all together and store in a dark, glass bottle. Add 8 drops of blend to 1 quart of water. Pour into a spray bottle. Use spray to clean floors and surfaces, disinfect grimy areas, such as toys, and cleanse every nook and cranny.

Relaxing Bath

  • 2 drops Cedarwood
  • 2 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 2 drops Geranium
  • 1 drop Lime
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.
  • 2 ounces milk (optional)

Mix oils, add to milk. Pour into tub of warm water and relax for 20 minutes.

Other Suggestions


Here is what our RMO family members are saying about it on Facebook:

  • "I love the smell of lime! It's stimulating & refreshing. I smell it right out of the bottle as a pick me up."
  • "Lemon, grapefruit & lime for energy. A dash of peppermint to help us inhale it more deeply."
  • "I like to mix it with Cinnamon for a pick-me-up."
  • "I add it to my water all of the time. Just a couple of drops."
  • "I diffuse it in my car. Gets rid of the musty car smell."

And Finally

Lime oil is bright, cheerful, and it makes you smile. What do you like to use it for? Please share in the comment section at the bottom of the page. Disclaimer: Rocky Mountain Oils is not liable for any damage caused by use of these recipes. Each recipe was tested by employees of RMO and did not cause damage to home or person, but we still implore our customers to use caution before trying a recipe in their home. Test recipes on small areas before applying them to the entire surface and do not apply recipes to areas that are potentially sensitive (i.e. priceless Victorian tubs, Baby Grand pianos, etc.).