How to Use Lime Essential Oil

8 February 3, 2014 - Archive

Lime Essential OilYoung Living’s Lime essential oil has a wide variety of uses. Aromatically, the pleasant citrus scent is invigorating and may help promote mental clarity and encourage creativity.* Topically, Lime provides antioxidants to the skin, which may reduce dark spots due to aging and acts as an insect deterrent.* Taken internally, Lime supports a healthy digestive system and may aid in weight management. One of most versatile uses for Lime essential oil, however, is for cooking.

Before adding Lime or any other Young Living essential oil to a recipe, start by adding half of a drop (put a toothpick inside the oil bottle orifice and stir the toothpick into the recipe) and then add more to taste. Because it’s so highly concentrated, you don’t need to use very much Lime essential oil to get the fresh lime flavor that can make your recipes pop. A great idea is to combine olive oil with Lime essential oil and use it as a marinade for meat or veggies. For an extra kick of flavor, you can also substitute Lime essential oil for lemon in many recipes.

Here are a couple of easy recipe ideas:

Delicious Limeade

2 cups crushed ice

1 cup water

Fresh fruit (strawberries, cherries, etc.)

1-2 drops Lime essential oil


Fill a blender with ice and water. Add fresh fruit and 1-2 drops of Lime essential oil. Blend and enjoy!

Lime Yogurt Sauce

Young Living Yacon Syrup, or Blue Agave (sweeten to taste)

1 quart plain unsweetened or soy yogurt

6 drops Lime essential oil


Add all ingredients together and stir. Use the sauce over fruit or dessert.

Lime Essential Oil Usage Tips from Young Living Facebook Fans

“I love Lime! I add it to my guacamole and use it with other citrus oils and honey as dressing for fresh fruit salads. I have also added it with Lemongrass essential oil to Asian stir-fry!”
—Debbie N., Sr. Star

“I like to put Lime on grilled chicken. I also diffuse it with Rosemary and Lavender.”
—Jennifer L., Member

“I add Lime essential oil to my salsa, guacamole, chicken tortilla soup, and water. Mixed with Tangerine, it is to die for!”
—Janne G., Executive

“I put Young Living’s Lime essential oil in my fresh salsa instead of lime juice! Yummy! I also mix it with other Young Living essential oils and organic coconut oil for my daily skin moisturizer! It’s wonderful!”
—April K.D., Star

“I love to mix Lime with olive oil to glaze salmon. It stays very moist and has an awesome flavor.”
—Debbie S., Sr. Star

“We made fajita lime goat’s cheese and used Young Living oils!”
—Mary R., Member

“I mix Lime with Lemon, Grapefruit, Orange, and coconut oil to shrink pores on my face and deep cleanse my skin.” —Amy L., Member

“I use Lime essential oil to make my own deodorant! I add coconut oil, baking soda, and about 15 drops of Lime essential oil. It is amazing.”

—Erica J., Member

“I use Lime essential oil in so many ways. I use it in my homemade laundry and dishwasher detergent. I use it in my cooking. I replace lime zest with my Lime essential oil. I also add it to my lemon/limeade.”
—Dea W., Member

How do you use Young Living Lime essential oil? Please leave a comment with your tips on how to use this oil below.

—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager

*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.


  • Marilyn

    I mix apple cider vinegar with honey and add 1 drop of lime vitality…mix and pour over cold rice and veggies. Yummy salad dressing type flavor.

  • Jeanette

    Where do I buy Lime Oil? My health food store has not heard of it so I need to know where to buy it.

  • Tastes great in a smoothy! 🙂

  • cmclinton

    Lime oil makes great drinks! This past summer our drink of choice was Vodka, mineral water and a drop of Lime oil. You can also add a drop to a Mojito or a Margarita…YUM! (Please drink responsibly :D)

  • Terrie

    Lots of great ideas. Thanks for this blog entry.

  • Love lime – but can you please make a label for it that goes on top of the bottles? It’s the only bottle of mine that is lonely without a label! 🙂

    Will be making a limeade this afternoon – thanks for the suggestion!!

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