Both these essential oils are bursting with antioxidants. Lemon contains citric acid (a type of alpha hydroxy acid), which is excellent for helping to break down dead skin cells. - This boosts cell turnover, and keeps your body feeling wonderfully clean and satin smooth. And in addition to this, lemon generates important antimicrobial and antifungal effects. Lime is also highly beneficial: it is brimming with antioxidants and vitamin C, and repeats many of the lemon's miraculous benefits, with studies indicating that it may help rejuvenate the skin and even build collagen. Moreover, lime essential oil acts as a bactericide, and has been shown to have antiseptic properties.