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Essential Oils to Avoid on Skin Exposed to Direct Sunlight

Photosensitizing Oils

Avoid using on skin exposed to direct sunlight or UV rays:

  • Angelica
  • Bergamot
  • German Chamomile
  • Citrus Hystrix
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Orange
  • Tangerine
  • Joy
  • RutaVaLa
  • Transformation
  • White Angelica

When diluted the photo toxicity can be avoided:

  • Bergamot – 1 drop per ounce of carrier oil
  • Orange – 8 drops per ounce of carrier oil
  • Grapefruit – 24 drops per ounce of carrier oil
  • Lemon (YL brand is cold pressed) – 12 drops per ounce of carrier oil
  • Lime (YL brand is cold pressed) – 4 drops per ounce of carrier oil