Key Lime Essential Oil


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Key Lime Essential Oil- Citrus aurantifolia

Read about the benefits of lime essential oil.

Key Lime Essential Oil (Citrus aurantifolia) from Mexico is 100% Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil produced through cold pressing of the peel from the fruit. The aroma is light and fresh and has been described as “bright”, “refreshing” and “uplifting”.

Key Lime Essential Oil is quite similar to “regular” Lime (same botanical name) but is a bit smaller fruit and is often not quite as green as regular limes. Aromatically, Lime essential oil blends well with other citrus oils and with lavender, rosemary, and neroli. While I personally prefer expressed Lime essential oil for aromatherapy, many perfumers use distilled Lime essential oil in order to avoid potential problems with phototoxicity.


Lime fruit has often been used in place of Lemon fruit in many traditional practices and even in some cooking applications and it shares many qualities with Lemon fruit, although the aroma is very different. Both Lime and Lemon fruit have been used at times in the past for infections, poor appetite, sore throats, and colds


Key Constituents:

  • A-Pinene
  • B-Pinene
  • Caryophyllene
  • Cineole
  • Geranial
  • Geranyl Acetate
  • Limonene
  • Linalool
  • Myrcene
  • Neryl Acetate
  • Sabinene
  • Terpinolene
  • Y-Terpinene

Safety Information:

Old or oxidized oils should be discarded to avoid skin sensitization. May cause phototoxicity. Avoid exposure to the sun or tanning bed for at least 12 hours after using on the skin. Appears to be safe during pregnancy.

Source- Tisserand & Young, Essential Oil Safety 2nd Edition, Churchill Livingstone- November 6, 2013

Please take a moment to read the safety guidelines for using essential oils.


*Disclaimer- Please see our disclaimer page. No part of the description of the essential oils is meant to imply any medical diagnosis or treatment may be achieved by using them. Only a licensed physician can diagnose and treat. You assume all risk for your use or misuse of any essential oils.

Additional information


1/2 dram (1.85ml), 5/8 dram (2.3ml), 5ml, 10ml, 15ml, 1oz, 2oz, 4oz


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