Lime Oil Product Description
Famous for its distinct flavor and aroma, the lime fruit has seemingly endless applications for cooking, cleaning, personal care, and more. Much like the fruit, there are also many uses for Lime essential oil.
When you buy essential oils from doTERRA, you’ll receive safe, potent oils that have undergone CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®testing to ensure a high level of quality. From sourcing to harvesting, and all the way through the production process, each bottle of doTERRA Lime essential oil is cared for, to produce a pure, high quality product for you and your family.
Lime Oil Uses and Benefits
- Known for its purifying properties, Lime essential oil is often used as an internal cleanser.* Lime oil may also support healthy immune function.* When you want to reap these internal benefits, consider adding a drop or two of Lime oil to your water glass or water bottle to enhance the flavor and provide antioxidant support.* If you want a flavorful drink that isn’t soda or full of sugar, you can also place a drop of Lemon and a drop of Lime oil in your water for a refreshing, sweet flavor.
- Looking for a flavorful side dish to take to your next party? You can always add a drop of Lime essential oil to homemade salsa to give it an extra punch of flavor. Lime oil is also a delicious addition to corn. Take a look at our essential oil recipe for Grilled Corn, which uses the flavors of Lime oil, cilantro, garlic, and cayenne pepper to turn regular corn on the cob into your new favorite snack. If you want a delicious side dish that is also guilt-free, try our Spicy Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Lime Dip. This unique essential oil recipe is the perfect addition to your next movie night, birthday party, or family get-together.
- Though it has many uses, the key lime (the same fruit that is used to produce Lime essential oil) has gained a lot of popularity for its use in Key lime pie. While lime flavoring is useful for adding zest to weeknight dinners, or sweetness to our favorite drinks, it is also a very common flavor for desserts. If you are looking for a fun way to use Lime essential oil, take a look at our recipe for Citrus Coconut Popsicles. These tasty morsels of frozen citrus flavor are perfect for those times when you want to enjoy a cold treat on a warm summer night. For a healthier twist on dessert, consider trying this Key Lime Pie Parfait, which uses the delicious flavors of honey, yogurt, lime, and granola to produce a simple, yet favorite dessert.
Looking for more delicious Lime essential oil recipes? Take a look at some of our favorites below:
Strawberry Citrus Slush
Strawberry Almond Salad with Raspberry Lime Vinaigrette
Steamed Shellfish in Aromatic Asian Broth
Crockpot Vegan Pinto Beans
Tropical Green Smoothie
Jalapeno and Goat Cheese White Bean Hummus
Sautéed Tomatillo Salsa
Raw Avocado Cake
Citrus aurantifolia, also known as the Key lime, is the juicy, aromatic citrus fruit used for doTERRA Lime essential oil. Key limes grow on small, shrubby trees that have leaves, thorns, and flowers. The Key lime fruit is typically ripe when the flowers of the tree have blossomed. Thought to be native to areas in Southeast Asia, the Key lime gained popularity in the Florida Keys, where it was grown and used as a main ingredient for Key lime pie—hence the name. After the citrus aurantifolia is harvested, the peel is cold pressed to produce a tart, refreshing essential oil.
Chemistry of Lime Oil
Main Chemical Components: Limonene, beta-pinene, y-terpinene
One of the primary constituents of Lime essential oil, beta pinene, is commonly used in perfumery. Additionally, some studies have shown that beta pinene has an effect on the monoaminergic system of the brain, which includes many of the brain’s chemicals and neurotransmitters. These studies have shown that beta pinene may help support balance of brain chemistry, possibly helping reduce sad feelings.* Lime essential oil also includes the chemical constituent limonene, which contributes to Lime’s cleansing ability*, and its stimulating and enhancing effects on mood. The chemical makeup of Lime is what makes the oil so fragrant, uplifting, cleansing, and stimulating.
Oils that Blend Well with Lime oil
Try blending Lime oil with spicy or woody essential oils, like Cedarwood or Black Pepper, for a stimulating scent. Lime essential oil also blends well with herbaceous oils like Cilantro or Basil. For a bright, inviting aroma, consider blending Lime oil with Lavender, Grapefruit, or Ylang Ylang.
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 or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.