Yuzu Essential Oil
Yuzu Essential Oil possesses a delightful citrus aroma that resembles a combination of mandarin and grapefruit. Children are very likely to enjoy the aroma.
Yuzu Essential Oil is well known for application within personal fragrancing. However, limited reliable information exists on the use of Yuzu Oil in other specific applications.
The pleasant aroma of Yuzu Oil makes it a good candidate for uplifting diffuser blends intended to help with anxiety, depression and nervousness.
Be selective of who you purchase Yuzu Essential Oil from as some producers have been found to pass a citrus oil blend off as Yuzu Oil.
Yuzu Essential Oil is very likely not phototoxic. See Safety Information section for more information.
Common Method of Extraction
Steam Distilled or Solvent Extraction
Part Typically Used
Citrus Rind (Peel)
Strength of Initial Aroma
Bright, complex, citrusy aroma that is somewhat similar to a combination of mandarin and grapefruit.
Yuzu Essential Oil Uses
Nervous stomach cramps, cellulite, neuralgia, influenza, colds, convalescence, stress-induced skin conditions, devitalized skin, nervous tension, nervous exhaustion, chronic fatigue, general tonic. [Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 632.]
[Source: M. Sawamura. Development of Eco-conscious Technology for Essential Oil Extraction from and Treatment of Yuzu Peel Waste. (Project Report of the Promoting Research Fund of Japan Science and Technology Agency, 2009), 1-98. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 480.]
Yuzu Essential Oil Safety Information
Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young recommend careful storage and avoiding use of oxidized Yuzu Oil to prevent skin sensitization. Although Yuzu Essential Oil has not undergone reliable phototoxicity testing, Tisserand and Young strongly conclude that Yuzu Oil is very likely not phototoxic due to its insignificant content of bergapten. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 87,480.]
General Safety Information
Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. Before using this or any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.
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