Photosensitivity and essential oils

Just because things are natural doesn’t mean that they are safe (more about that in another blog). A perfect example are some of the citrus essential oils. Orange, Lemon, Pink Grapefruit, & Lime are know to contain chemicals that make the skin sensitive to the sun. This means that if you use a product that contains these essential oils and then go out the sun you can be at a higher risk for sunburn.  

That’s why all of our leave on products that contain these essential oils have a warning on them to wear sunscreen after using the product. 

I use the Citrus Sugar Scrub (contains Orange, Pink Grapefruit & Lemon essential Oils) I have to be careful to make sure that when I’m going out into the sun that I also put on sunscreen, even when I cover up, because I have fair skin I feel it’s always better to take the time to apply sunscreen then to worry about getting a sunburn.

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