Photosensitive Essential Oils

You guys know I love using essential oils for just about everything but this is always a good reminder when we head towards sunnier days.

šŸšØSAFETY FIRST, I want to make sure you are always using your oils safely and so letā€™s chat about photosensitivity real quick!?

When we use certain oils topically where the sun is exposed to our skin, our skin can get a bit red and tender.

Almost all citrus oils are photosensitive, meaning they should be avoided topically before direct sunlight or artificial UV rays (think tanning beds or booths).

ā˜€ļø If you will be heading out in the sun, be sure any rollers or sprays you apply that contain citrus oils are applied ā€œwhere the sun donā€™t shineā€ AKA the bottoms of your feet, under your clothes, etc.

The following oils and blends have been labeled as photosensitive by dōTERRA: AromaTouchĀ®, Bergamot, doTERRA BreatheĀ®, doTERRA CheerĀ®, Citrus BlissĀ®, Clementine, Cumin, Elevation, doTERRA ForgiveĀ®, Grapefruit, InTuneĀ®, Kumquat, Lemon, Lime, doTERRA MotivateĀ®, doTERRA On GuardĀ®, Purify, Slim & SassyĀ®, Sunny Citrus, Tangerine, Wild Orange and Zendocrine.

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