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Citrus medica

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Lime is unique among citrus oils because of its antiviral property. It is also soothing and supportive to the digestive system, and its aroma is particularly pleasant to some people.

Botanical name

Citrus medica

Country of origin


Extraction method

Mechanically expressed from lime peel

Dilution ratio

1:1 (parts essential oil to carrier oil)

Application method

Topical Application

Lime has traditionally been used to:

  • Kill or retard bacteria or viruses
  • Fight infection topically
  • Shrink or tighten body tissues by removing water and increasing urination
  • Stimulate appetite and support digestion
  • Reduce fever

Strong Photosensitizing

Avoid sun exposure for 12-24 hours after applying this essential oil topically.

General Safety

Keep out of reach of children and well away from eye area. If pregnant or under doctor's care, consult your physician before using.

Food Flavoring

Can be used in small amounts as a flavoring to fresh or prepared food.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Aroma Shield products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.