This uplifting oil has a fresh and fruity scent and is distilled from the rind of the fruit and gives you a natural energy boost. With gentle detoxifying properties, it’s also helps tone your skin.

  • Key benefit: Energising
  • Latin name: Citrus aurantifolia
  • Country of origin: Sri Lanka
  • Blends beautifully with: orange, jasmine and peppermint



Bath & Shower

The essential oil is inhaled through the aromatic steam, as well as being absorbed by the skin. For adults, add up to 5 drops in 2 tbsp bath oil, shower gel, or carrier oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, reduce the amount to up to 2 drops per 2 tbsp. Not suitable for children under two years old.


This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, pace a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby.  Not suitable for children under two years old.


Energises your body and mind while helping to soothe aching muscles. For adults, use up to 7 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, use up to 3 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil.  Not suitable for children under two years old.

Diffusers & Burners

A natural air freshener, this technique creates an energising ambiance and mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser.  Not suitable for children under two years old.


Warning: Use in moderation on the skin as can be irritant.

Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews

A full-bodied citrus that blends beautifully with ylang ylang. Also lovely with patchouli when you need to feel grounded.

Lime Essential Oil

Wow- this is zingy! I love the smell and have used it along with your lemon essential oil to make the cuticle cream in the purple DK/NYR book which I also purchased from Neals Yard. It makes perfect little pots which are ideal gifts and are a delight to use. Certainly recommend highly.

Carolyn A.
Lime essential oil

A lovely, good quality essential oil

Matt F.

I really love Neal’s Yard Lime Organic essential oil. Fresh, zesty, a little goes along way. Highly recommend! 😊

Lisa S.
Lime Essential Oil

Lovely fresh Lime, uplifting and very good quality. Used for multiple uses such as with a steam cleaner for a fresh smell as well as for massage and with a burner.