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I Love Citrus Essential Oils

by Andrea Butje on October 23, 2011

I love citrus essential oilsIt's true, I'm having a love affair with my citrus essential oils.

And why not? They're uplifting and supportive . . . of our immune systems! We can use them for cleaning and diffusing into the air. Their aromas are familiar and bright. Citrus essential oils are inexpensive, and great for cleaning bathrooms and kitchens. And how about keeping your cutting board clean?

Need I go on? I could! (All day!)

Those of you who study aromatherapy know that some citrus essential oils are phototoxic (a chemically induced skin irritation activated by light). But did you know that some citrus oils are not phototoxic? If you’ve been avoiding all citrus oils out of concerns over phototoxicity, I have good news. You can still use a few citrus oils without worrying about potential phototoxic skin reactions. Read More

Check out this picture I took when I was pouring bulk Orange, Bergamot and Pink Grapefruit. Can you imagine the aroma?

If you're interested in an aromatherapy class just on the citrus oils, I'm offering one at Aromahead Institute!

Owner/Instructor at Aromahead Institute
Aromahead Institute, owned by Andrea Butje, is a premier resource for online aromatherapy classes. Andrea offers her inspired approach to online aromatherapy certification through essential oil videos and original education materials. Check out her book, Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home, on Amazon!

Topics: distillers, andrea butje, aromahead institute, citrus essential oils, Essential Oils, grapefruit essential oil, Green Cleaning, lemon essential oil, orange essential oil, Phototoxicity

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