Some essential oils are considered phototoxic and can result in harm if applied topically to exposed areas within about 12-24 hours of sun exposure. Those we carry include Grapefruit, Bergamot, Lemon & Lime. NOT included are: Sweet Orange & Tangerine. However, don't despair, even the phototoxic oils can be used topically on sun exposed skin if diluted properly! For example a 2% dilution ratio for lemon should cause NO harm; same with a .6% or less of lime oil! Any questions, feel free to ask our Clinical Aromatherapist!
Ninette Jackson C.A.
8 Meadow Lane