It’s time to open your Lime essential oil--a mini tropical vacation in a bottle! We extract bright, zesty Lime oil by cold-pressing the rinds of fresh limes (Citrus aurantifolia). We think this oil is the best way to add zip to your day, and there are so many Lime oil uses to do just that!
What does Lime essential oil do for you?
If you want to brighten your skin, freshen up the smell of your home, or add a dash of zesty flavor to a meal, Lime essential oil has you covered.
Tried and true tips:
Even if you are a total beginner to essential oils, these Lime oil uses are easy to follow and will show you the ropes for this tart oil.
Beat the heat with a cool compress!
Summer days are the best, but sometimes they can be a bit much! Balance things out with some refreshing Lime.
- Wet and wring out a towel.
- Add 2 drops of Lime and 1 drop of Lavender essential oil.
- Roll up the towel and put it in the freezer for 10 minutes.
- Apply to forehead and neck to cool down.
Make your skin glow!
No vacation is complete without some spa time. Use this recipe to pamper your skin the way it deserves.
- Add 2 drops of Lime essential oil to a moist cotton pad or ball.
- Apply to the face as part of nighttime skin routine.
- Note: this oil is photosensitive, so don’t apply before going into the sun and harmful UV rays!
Treat your scalp to some rejuvenation!
We’re looking for beach days, not bad hair days! Get your scalp feeling clean and fresh with this recipe.
In a small bowl, mix:
- A small amount of coconut oil
- 2 drops of Lime
- 2 drops of Cedarwood
Massage into the scalp for 3-5 minutes.
Wash your hair as normal.
YL tip: Is Lime oil good for hair?
Yes! This exotic-smelling oil moisturizes the scalp and hair, so you can say goodbye to dull locks!
Revitalize the fridge
Open your refrigerator door and experience a cool lime breeze!
- Add a few drops of Lime to a fresh box of baking soda.
- Store in the fridge to absorb odors.
Scrub away your troubles
Sometimes the most relaxing thing of all is seeing your house absolutely sparkle.
In a bucket or spray bottle:
- Add 10 drops each of Lime and Tea Tree.
- Add ½ cup of water and ½ cup of white vinegar.
- Use as an all-purpose cleaner.
Take a breath with this cooling balm
Not every day can be a vacay, but you can escape for a moment with the brisk aroma of this Lime mix. In the palm of your hands, mix the following:
- A small amount of V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex
- 2 drops of Eucalyptus Globulus
- 2 drops of Lime
Rub it on your chest and breathe deeply.
Inhale the cool aroma.
Drink up and cool down!
Whether it’s on the go or out on the back porch, a chilly lime beverage will always add a tropical touch to any experience.
To a glass of cold water, add:
- 2 drops of Lime Vitality
- A handful of fresh or frozen raspberries
Take your yard to the tropics!
Create an outdoor spray perfect for porch hangs, pool parties, and campouts! In a spray bottle, mix the following:
- 3 drops of Lime
- 5 drops of Citronella
- 3 drops of Lemongrass
- 1 drop of Peppermint
- 8 ounces of water
Spritz to your heart’s content!
Round two tips:
Now that you’ve got the hang of things, try out some of these more advanced Lime oil uses and blends!
Zip on down to Lime town
Add Lime Vitality to meat or fish marinades, give a kick to key lime pie, or add to a veggie stir-fry for a zesty vegetarian option! Lime Vitality and other Young Living Vitality oils can be used in a wide range of dishes.
YL tip: What are the health benefits of Lime?
Lime Vitality is a great way to get antioxidant support and encourages healthy immune support.*
Mix it up! Try some fun essential oil combos
What can you mix with Lime essential oil? Lime plays well with others, so try blending with floral oils like Geranium and Joy, citrus oil pals like Lemon and Grapefruit, and herbaceous scents like Basil and Clary Sage. Get creative with this tart oil to create endless blends.
Take a getaway—from stress!
Stress Away essential oil blend is one of Young Living’s most popular products. Infused with Lime, Copaiba, Lavender, vanilla, and other mood-lifting oils, Stress Away is one of our favorite ways to use Lime oil. Diffuse or apply a few drops to the wrists to sink into your tropical staycation.
Let loose and diffuse!
What can you diffuse with Lime essential oil? Because this tart citrus scent blends well with so many other oils, the sky is the limit! Try our tangy blend of Lime, Orange, Tangerine, and Lemon when you want to bring the outdoors in, or get creative and make your own diffuser blend!
If you love Lime essential oil, check out how to get the most out of other citrus oils like Orange and Lemon.
Which of these Lime essential oil uses are you most excited to try?
Tell us in the comments.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration (FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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