Commonly Available Essential Oils That are Phototoxic. Angelica Root Essential Oil. Bergamot (Cold Pressed) Bitter Orange (Cold Pressed) Cumin. Fig Leaf Absolute. Grapefruit (Cold Pressed) Lemon (Cold Pressed) Lime (Cold Pressed)
Some essential oils which contain furanocoumarins and are to be used with caution are: Angelica Root (Angelica archangelica) Bergamot* (Citrus bergamia, Citrus aurantium) Grapefruit (Citrus x paradisi) Lemon â€“ cold pressed (Citrus x limon, Citrus limonum) Lime* â€“ cold pressed (Citrus x aurantifolia, Citrus x latifolia)
Toxicol In Vitro. 2010 Dec;24(8):2084-9. doi: 10.1016/j.tiv.2010.07.025. Epub 2010 Aug 3. Phototoxicity of essential oils intended for cosmetic use. KejlovÃ¡ K(1)
The aim of this study, linked-up with a previous study on bergamot oils, was the evaluation of phototoxic potential of essential oils (orange, lemon and Litsea .
Some essential oils are considered phototoxic which means they make the skin more sensitive than normal to sunlight and UV lamps. When applying phototoxic