The lemon essential oil is used highly as a flavoring agent in pharmaceuticals. Used extensively as a fragrance component in soaps, detergents, etc.
All of the citrus essential oils are 'photo-toxic'...which only means that you shouldn't apply them to your sun exposed skin as they can make you more prone to possible sunburns.
Lemon essential oil is anti-anemic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, an astringent, bactericidal, diuretic, it stimulates the white blood cells, repels insects and in general is an all over tonic.
Lime essential oil is produced the same way as our friend the lemon and shares many of it's qualities.
It is an antiseptic, antiviral, helps to stimulate the appetite, bactericidal, combats fever and a general all over tonic.
The aromatherapy benefits of both lemon & lime are very similar...
Skin care: acne, brittle nails, boils, corns, cuts, greasy skin, herpes, mouth ulcers, varicose veins & warts.
Circulation, Muscles & Joints: arthritis, cellulitis, high blood pressure, poor circulation & rheumatism.
Respiratory System: asthma, throat infections, bronchitis & catarrh.
Immune System: colds, flu, fever & infections.