Do I need to worry about time in the sun after applying photosensitive oils?
Young Living labels have a warning for all essential oils that carry this risk, including a recommendation to avoid sun and UV rays for 12–48 hours.
Young Living formulates its beauty and cosmetic products to remove sun-sensitizing agents to reduce the risk of sun sensitivity.
What is the dilution ratio for photosensitivity?
When applying essential oils topically or using them in products you will be applying to your skin make sure you dilute photosensitive essential oils using the correct ratios listed below.
|Essential Oil/Expressed Oil||% dilution||Number of Drops per 30ml carrier oil|
|Bergamot (cold pressed)||0.4%||2.4|
|Lime (cold pressed)||0.7%||4.2|
|Lemon (cold pressed)||2%||12|
|Grapefruit (cold pressed)||4%||24|
Source: Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety (2nd ed.). London: Elsevier.
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