Essential Oils: Be Safe in the Sun!

It’s that time of the year when we start spending more time in the sun.

sunbathers

When using essential oils, there are a few necessary precautions.  Citrus essential oils,  are photosensitive  which means that they are sensitive to sunlight.  When you use them, you will also be sensitive to sunlight.  If you use these oils before being exposed to sunlight, you can burn or develop a rash.    It is recommended that you simply stay out of the sun after using these oils.   The general recommendation is to avoid sunlight for at least 12 hours (so apply them at bedtime).  Also avoid UV light and tanning beds.  Of course, you should be avoiding tanning beds anyway but that’s for another blog post.

Just to be safe, avoid the sun after using your citrus oils and blends that contain citrus oils. 

Be safe!

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