Photo-Sensitizing Oils

These Essential Oils should be avoided when used within 12-24 hours of sun exposure as a safety guideline:

  • Angelica
  • Anise
  • Bergamot
  • Celery
  • Cumin
  • Dill
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Lemon verbena
  • Lime
  • Mandarin Orange
  • Parsnips
  • Tagetes
  • Tangerine
  • Yuzu

These oils can lead to increased photo-sensitivity, including sunburn, sun damage, and photo-toxicity.  Just as if you were to accidentally go to the sun with a citrus juice on your hand.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.  We recommend exercising caution when using Essential Oils.  There are many references online and within books that can help better understand safe use of Essential Oil.