Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata), Mandarin (Citrus deliciosa), Wild Orange (Citrus sinensis), Rose (Rosa damascena), Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), Lemon (Citrus limonum), Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), Tangerine (Citrus reticulata), Spearmint (Mentha spicata), Geranium (Pelargonium roseum) and Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)
Children? Not suitable for children under 2 due to Ylang Ylang (risk of skin irritation).
Citrus Quench is a refreshing, uplifting blend that is especially nice diffused.
Application Suggestions (see Essential Oil Usage for more information and a dilution chart)
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil and apply as desired. We suggest 1 drop per ounce to avoid skin irritation and/or photosensitive issues (see Safety information below).
It can be applied like a perfume. Caution: May be photosensitive if not adequately diluted. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight on area of application up to 6 hours after use. See Safety information below.
This works well in a roll-on applicator with the carrier oil of your choice.
Internal: The quality of the oils used in Citrus Quench is suitable for internal use within safe parameters, if such use is deemed appropriate. We feel that internal use is rarely *needed* and should only be used with respect for how concentrated the oils are. HEO does not advocate internal use of essential oils without appropriate knowledge and understanding of how to administer, for what purpose, how much, which essential oils, safety concerns and so on. In our experience, essential oils are generally more effective used topically with proper dilution or inhaled. Kurt Schnaubelt Ph.D. notes that "French aromatherapy literature contains many references to using oils orally." He goes on to note that "generally 1 drop is always enough when ingesting essential oils." A potential toxicity hazard could occur when untrained people use essential oils orally and ingest too much. Keep in mind that while medical doctors or health care practitioners may prescribe essential oils for internal use, they are trained and experienced in the safe application of essential oils. It is not a matter of using "French aromatherapy" or "British" methods, it's a matter of experience and appropriate application.
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1. This is one of my favorite oils to diffuse, and I also make a hand sanitizer with aloe and Citrus Quench. - Linda
Photosensitization Caution: Grapefruit (24 drops per ounce is safe) and Lemon (12 drops per ounce of carrier is safe) essential oils, may be photosensitizing if not adequately diluted. (Irritation may result if you apply to skin that will be exposed to the sun or UV light.) Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for 3 to 6 hours after use.
Ylang Ylang Dermal Caution: Due to potential skin sensitization issues, the maximum dermal use level should be 0.8% to avoid these issues (Tisserand/Young).
Avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas. Essential oils are both lipophilic and hydrophobic. Lipophilic means they are attracted to fat—like the membranes of your eyes and skin. They are also hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Flushing with water will only send the essential oil back to the eye's membranes. Applying a carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eyes or skin. We’ve not known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider.