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Phototoxicity + Essential Oils - What You Need To Know

Phototoxicity + Essential Oils - What You Need To Know

We love essential oils - as most people do...but it's important to note that they are not always safe to use by themselves or in certain situations.  In this post we want to talk a bit about essential oil safety during the sunny summer months, and what essential oils can potentially cause phototoxic affects. WHAT IS PHOTOTOXICITY? Phototoxicity is defined as "a reaction to a substance applied to the skin that occurs only in the presence of UV light in the UVA range".  A type of photosensitivity, phototoxicity happens when particular chemical plant constituents combine with DNA in the skin...