Yuzu essential oil is one of the lesser-known citrus essential oils. It has a tangy, citrus aroma. Combine yuzu essential oil with other citrus essential oils for a vibrant, uplifting aroma.
Common English Name: Yuzu.
Botanical Name: Citrus junos.
Plant Family: Rutaceae.
Method of Extraction: Cold pressing of the peel of the fruit.
Origin: Indigenous to East Asia.
Plant Description: A small citrus tree or shrub with scented leaves, and s mall fruit that looks like a grapefruit. The fruit matures to yellow in color.
Main Chemical Components: Monoterpenes and alcohols (limonene, linalool).
Blends Well With: Other citrus essential oils, lavender essential oil, various flower essential oils; carrier oils.
Uses: Uplifting, refreshing, calming; it can be used in natural perfumery formulations.
Fun Fact: Yuzu is a hybrid of the mandarin fruit and the ichang papeda citrus fruit.
Cautions for Use: Possible photo-toxicity; do not use prior to going out in sunlight. Always dilute in a carrier oil base before applying to the skin.