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.
🚨SAFETY FIRST, I want to make sure you are always using your oils safely and so let’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).
☀️ If you will be heading out in the sun, be sure any rollers or sprays you apply that contain citrus oils are applied “where the sun don’t shine” AKA the bottoms of your feet, under your clothes, etc.
The following oils and blends have been labeled as photosensitive by dōTERRA: AromaTouch®, Bergamot, doTERRA Breathe®, doTERRA Cheer®, Citrus Bliss®, Clementine, Cumin, Elevation, doTERRA Forgive®, Grapefruit, InTune®, Kumquat, Lemon, Lime, doTERRA Motivate®, doTERRA On Guard®, Purify, Slim & Sassy®, Sunny Citrus, Tangerine, Wild Orange and Zendocrine.
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