Photosensitive Essential Oils

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Essential oils are powerful substances. That is why they can play such a beneficial role in our lives. It is also why you should always keep oil safety in mind. 

Essential Oil Safety Tip

Some essential oils make the skin more prone to reactions due to sun exposure (usually an exaggerated and intensified sunburn). Citrus oils and blends that contain citrus oils should be used with caution before sun exposure.

It is important to avoid sunlight or UV rays for 12 hours after applying to the skin. So if you are headed to the beach or outside for extended periods, avoid topical use of citrus oils or blends containing citrus. 

Always check your oils' labels before use. Photosensitive oils will include a caution to avoid UV rays for 12 hours after applying.

Photosensitive Essential Oils*