All About Lime Oil: Lime Essential Oil Benefits in Hand Products | Muse Health

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When it comes to creating a hand sanitizer, ingredients are most important. From choosing the right alcohol concentration to mix into formulations to the list of inactive ingredients used, ingredients make a major difference in the effectiveness of a hand sanitizer. One ingredient that you may come across is lime oil.

Derived from Citrus Aurantifolia, and considered safe for use by the Food and Drug Administration lime oil provides several benefits to the body that make it an incredible and essential ingredient in skincare products like lotions.

Close up of lime oil

Lime oil uses

As previously mentioned, lime essential oil has several uses; each with its own unique benefits. Considered one of the most affordable essential oils, lime oil has become known for its ability to purify and cleanse. At a deeper level, lime oil can be used in a variety of ways.

Due to its astringent properties, lime essential oils are often used as aids for relieving aches and pains. One of its most common areas of use is teeth. Not only does it clean out the mouth but (with continued use) it can result in strengthened gums. For people who suffer from dental issues, lime oil is often used to relieve toothaches.

When used topically, lime oil can treat skin diseases and irritations like acne. Because of its antibacterial abilities, lime soothes inflamed surfaces. Acne is an inflammation of the skin, meaning that an affected area needs to be cleaned out in order to return to its previous state.

When applied orally, lime oil can be used to treat infections as well as organ damage culprits like ulcers. As with its topical capabilities, when inside of the bloodstream, lime oil helps to cleanse and purify the body. Through this purification process, the body rids itself of toxins. Lime oil plays a major and vital part in refreshing the body.

Hand squeezing eye dropper of lime oil

Lime oil benefits

With its varied uses, it should come as no surprise that the benefits of lime essential oil are endless. A powerful antioxidant and natural antiseptic, lime oil is an incredible resource.


The most common benefit of lime essential oil is its cleansing properties. Able to be used both orally or topically, lime oil is potent and with continued use, results will show. An ingredient used to refresh the system, lime oil can easily be added to a drink and ingested. During the ingestion process, lime oil helps to rid the body of impurities and infections due to its high vitamin C levels. Acting like a disinfectant, lime oil removes the bad germs. Especially during winter or flu season, lime oil is incredibly beneficial and something that can easily be added to your everyday routine. A stronger immune system can also result in an energizing feeling.

Oral Health

Although touched on earlier, for those who suffer from oral health issues like toothaches, it can be hard to sleep or eat. Due to its antibacterial properties, lime oil helps to kill bacteria that cause oral infections by acting as a cleanser. Through killing bacteria, it can also help strengthen gums, making your mouth more comfortable. When a person suffers from oral pain, it may be worth trying natural substances like lime oil to see if it can help relieve discomfort. If the pain continues or worsens, make sure to visit a dentist.

Digestive Health

Studies have shown that the scent of lime oil can stimulate and accelerate the digestive system. With an accelerated digestive system, your body will burn more calories while moving food in and out more easily. Weight loss is much easier with a fast-acting metabolism. During times of illness, a person tends to lose their appetite. Lime oil has also been proven to boost appetite, making it a perfect supplement during times of stress or illness. Lime oil can also be used to treat digestive illnesses like diarrhea or food poisoning due to its purifying properties. Just a few drops of lime is all you will need to witness health benefits.

Respiratory Health

Inhaling lime oil has been known to help treat congestion and other common ailments resulting from a common cold or the flu. Due to its antiviral properties, it can be used as a preventive substance to avoid illness or cure ailments once infected. The way in which you inhale lime oil depends on your comfort level. You can inhale lime oil directly from a bottle or by placing a few drops on your hands. A recommended method is steam inhalation through an aromatherapy diffuser, as you get the added benefit of moisture on the skin.

Skin Health

Skin is the largest organ of the body. With it being the first line of defense against infection, it goes through a lot of wear and tear throughout the years. One result of wear and tear is dryness. Skin needs moisture in order to stay elastic and healthy. As skin loses its moisture, it can result in cracks. These cracks can then get filled with bacteria that can cause unwanted results like acne. With the simple addition of lime oil onto the skin, it helps to keep moisture levels high, retaining a healthy appearance and overall functionality.

Muse hand sanitizer, lime and vitamin e

The role of lime oil in our hand sanitizer

At Muse Health, the ingredients in our hand sanitizer are important to us. Due to being in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended level of 60 percent alcohol concentration, it was vital to include inactive ingredients that keep hands moisturized and safe. Lime oil helps to fight against the unwanted side effects of alcohol resulting in a better experience for our customers. The role of lime oil in our hand sanitizer makes it an effective choice for our fragrance-free variety.


With the ultimate goal of hand sanitizers being to kill bacteria, it is important to use ingredients that accomplish that goal. Lime oil is able to add an extra degree of cleansing and purification to areas on the skin. While alcohol is the main agent for killing germs, lime oil acts as an astringent making it a powerful cleaning tool on the hands. On its own, lime oil can be used as a facial cleanser. Adding a few drops onto a cotton pad, your complexion will brighten. With its moisturizing properties, lime oil has the added benefit of preventing skin from drying.

Neutralising alcohol smells

The smell of alcohol can be tough for some people to handle. At Muse Health, we understood the need to provide customers with an alternative option to our original hand sanitizer. With the incorporation of lime oil, the strong scent of alcohol is neutralized, leaving behind a pleasant product.


The selection and incorporation of each ingredient is made after a thorough examination and research. With lime oil providing several benefits to the skin, incorporating it into Muse Health fragrance-free hand sanitizer provides our customers with a trusted ingredient that has a history of working with different oil blends. A natural product, lime oil brings both internal and external benefits to the skin and body. It also leaves behind a subtle yet uplifting citrus scent. Although lime oil filled with wellness benefits, make sure to patch test any new products

Lime Oil At a Glance

Lime oil has several benefits that make it a great addition to any formula. From cleansing surfaces to providing additional hydration, it has proven versatile in its applications and uses. Like other citrus oils, lime oil blends well with other ingredients like tea tree oil or coconut oil. Lime oil adds an extra layer of protection and nutrients to your skin with every use.