10 Recipes with Lime Essential Oil – Citrus aurantifolia

Beautiful lime oil is an interesting citrus oil with depth and even a little spice. What is lime’s secret?



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Lime oil has more depth than the other citrus oils

Lime oil has more depth than the other citrus oils


“Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)


counteracts negative thinking


Lime is better used in diffuser and mists rather than on the body. Lime is one of the heavier citrus oils and I feel it hides a deep, magical secret, but I’m not quite sure what that secret is. It has less classical uses than lemon but when I use this oil on my clients I can see its ability to influence and counter-act negative thinking. Don’t give away your energy to negative thoughts, feelings or situations otherwise you wont have anything left for your own happiness. Use lime instead.”


Suzanne R Banks “Revelation! Reveal Your Destiny with Essential Oils”

Beer and lime!

Beer and lime!

So while beer with a wedge of lime is lovely, what can lime oil be used for?

* According to Salvatore Battaglia (who has written a great text-book on essential oils “The Complete guide to Aromatherapy), lime is great for sore throats due to its anti-microbial nature. However, all oils have anti bacterial qualities as they are the protectors of each plant they come from.

* Lime is used to help with depression – as with all the citrus oils. They are oils of happiness.

* It could be used in a body oil blend as a digestive tonic

* In a mild dilution it can help oily skin and hair as it acts as an astringent.

Refreshing zesty lime

Refreshing zesty lime

Let’s check out some recipes:

1. Scent Your Space

In a traditional oil burner with a candle or a diffuser add 25 drops of oil


Get in the spirit! Get it?

Lime           12 drops

Orange        8 drops

Cinnamon    5 drops

“Life is Good”

When you need a bit of help to see the good things –

Lime          10 drops

Lavender   10 drops

Fennel         5 drops

“Summer Summer Summer”

Lime                8 drops

Palmarosa       8 drops

Lemon Myrtle   5 drops

Nutmeg           4 drops

“Fun with Kids”

Lime           7 drops

Mandarin    6 drops

Spearmint   6 drops

Marjoram    6 drops

“From Negative to Positive”

Start feeling good now –

Lime                         6 drops

Indian Rosewood    10 drops

Lemongrass              6 drops

Clove                        8 drops


Anoint yourself with pure essential oil blends

Anoint yourself with pure essential oil blends

2. Pure Pulse Point Perfume

In a little dish mix these oils and anoint your pulse points or chakras – 3 drops of essential oils and dilute with a few drops of carrier oil – always patch test first!

“Feelin Good”

Lime                               2 drops

Australian Sandalwood   1 drop

“I Feel Pretty, Oh SO Pretty”

Lime          1 drop

Neroli 3%   3 drops  * see my article for more info on 3% blends in jojoba

“Don’t Hesitate”

Lime                1 drop

Lemon            1 drop

Basil                1 drop


nourish your skin with oil blends

nourish your skin with oil blends

3. Nourishing Body Oil Blend

For a coat of your body use 3 teaspoons of carrier oil in a little dish and, add 7 – 8 drops of essential oil. It’s always best to patch test first, before you apply all over.

***** Always put the drops of essential oil into the bottle or dish first, then add the carrier oil. It gives the scents time to create a synergistic fusion.

For a 50ml bottle of oil add 25 drops and see my articles “Ratios for Blending Essential Oils – A Reminder of the Basics” and “Aromatherapy – It’s Easy as 1 2 3”

“Energy NOW!”

Lime          2 drops

Rosemary  2 drops

Cypress     4 drops

“Life is Sweet”

Lime                3 drops

Peru Balsam    3 drops

Geranium         2 drops

lime is a happy colour too!

lime is a happy colour too!


Happy blending and remember to use your intention when you are creating your formulas. See my article about intention.

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copryright SR Banks 2015

2 thoughts on “10 Recipes with Lime Essential Oil – Citrus aurantifolia

  1. I really like description of lime essential oil and its ability to counteract negative thinking. I have just bought lemon, orange and grapefruit which I use regularly but completely forgot about lime so thank you for a reminder!

    • Sometimes I forget about lime too because I use so much orange and mandarin. Lime is quite special and different to the others that for sure! Thanks for commenting

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