Key Lime Essential Oil, Expressed

(Citrus aurantifolia)


Key Lime Essential Oil, produced by expression of the peel of Citrus aurantifolia, is a wonderfully aromatic Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil with a light, refreshing citrus aroma that reminds us of Key West!

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SKU: EOX11200 Category: Tag:
Botanical Name Origin Cultivation Method of Extraction Source Note
Citrus aurantifolia Mexico conventionally cultivated Expression Peel Top
Blends Well With : Neroli Essential Oil – Orange Blossom, Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgaria, Clary Sage Essential Oil, Ylang Ylang Complete Essential Oil,

Key Lime Essential Oil, Expressed

Lime Essential Oil, Key – Expressed (Citrus aurantifolia) from Mexico is Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil produced through expression. Expression means that the peel is squeezed with high pressure but no heat, producing that unique Key Lime aroma.

Key Lime Essential Oil Overview

Key Lime Essential Oil has a light, fresh scent that has been described as bright”, “refreshing” and “uplifting”. Aromatically, Lime essential oil blends will with other citrus oils and with lavender, rosemary and neroli.

Key Lime Essential Oil, Expressed is generally the preferred choice for aromatherapy but some people do prefer to use distilled Lime Essential Oil because the distilled essential oil is not phototoxic while the cold-expressed essential oil is.  The aroma of the expressed oil is superior to that of the distilled. Here’s a link to our Distilled Lime just in case you would prefer to order it: Lime Essential Oil, Distilled

Key Lime Historical Uses

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 at regular limes. 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.

In classical Chinese Medicine, the correlates of Lime Essential Oil have been described as follows:

  • Cold and Dry
  • Main Element = Wood (Metal)
  • Increases Guardian Qi
  • Rectifies (tightens) the Skin
  • Restorative tonic


Expressed Key Lime Essential Oil is phototoxic and may cause severe sunburn if applied to the skin within 12 hours before exposure to the sun or tanning lamps. You should be aware that using this essential oil in a steam room, sauna, facial steamer or by placing it on a rag in a shower may lead to deposition of the oil on the skin and should also be avoided for 12 hours prior to sun or tanning lamp exposure.  This essential oil may cause skin sensitization if oxidized. Oxidized (old/spoiled) samples should be avoided and we recommend that you refrigerate any citrus oil that we will be keeping longer than 3 months past the bottling date.

Quality & Experience

All our Artisan Aromatics pure essential oils, aromatherapy blends and oil products are therapeutic quality. Using our 20+ years of experience, we’ve gathered the finest quality oils from around the world. To ensure that our pure oils are as fresh and potent as possible, our oils are bottled by hand here in the USA only after we receive each order.

Note: All information on this page, above and below,  is provided for educational interest only. Nothing here is intended to make claims for this product. Your experiences with an essential oil may differ from any one else’s  experiences.  No information provided here is intended to be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any physical or mental illness. Please pay attention to the safety information provided below in order to insure that your experiences with this product are good ones.

IMPORTANT: All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children. We recommend you consult a trained aromatherapist before using essential oils with children under 16 years of age. Always follow the general safety guidelines for using essential oils; these can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Disclaimer: Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. Artisan Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses.  Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants, they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal preparations of a given plant.

Essential Oil Safety Considerations
Weight 1.5 oz
Dimensions 0.2 × 0.2 × 0.2 in

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