Yuzu Oil, Citrus junos, comes from the fruit of the Citrus Junos tree in Japan. It has a bumpy exterior and beautifully smelling interior. Yuzu smells like a cross between grapefruit and orange peel. This delightfully smelling oil is used to help relax your mind, boost your mood, and energize your body. It’s also used for chronic fatigue, as an antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-spasmodic. This is definitely one multi-tasking essential oil. Since citrus trees are usually heavily sprayed with pesticides, opt for an organic version of this essential oil.
You can apply Yuzu Essential Oil to your body with a carrier oil to help relieve muscle tension. Yuzu is also an immuno-stimulant, so if you’re feeling under the weather, diffuse some Yuzu. It’s full of antiviral and antibacterial properties that will help you feel better. If you’re experiencing fatigue, this is a great essential oil to diffuse and apply to your body in a carrier oil. Yuzu Essential Oil is an all around general tonic and can aid you in feeling better as a whole. Yuzu is also a great essential oil to use for any digestive system issues.
Yuzu Essential Oil has been used to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, help liven up skin tone, and assist in clearing up break-outs. Be sure to apply Yuzu Essential Oil with a carrier oil for facial and body applications. If you want to try a synergistic blend for cellulite reduction, try Yuzu, Grapefruit, and Sweet Orange essential oils mixed together with a carrier oil.
Yuzu is known for its mood-boosting properties and helps relieve nervous tension, anxiety, and calm your mind. This oil smells so great that it’s great to diffuse year round to help cleanse the air and keep everyone in a good mood in your home or office.
How to Use Yuzu Essential Oil
- Apply to body with a carrier oil
- Make an aromatic roll-on and apply to temples and back of neck while on the go for a nice, relaxing treat
- Take a warm bath with 10 drops of Yuzu Essential Oil
Yuzu Essential Oil Profile
Botanical Name – Citrus junos
Botanical Family – Rutaceae
Plant Origin – Japan
Cosmetic Use – Acne, cellulite, anti-aging, antioxidant, rejuvenating
Skin Types – Suitable for all skin types.
Aromatic & Emotional Effects – lifts mood, promotes calmness in the mind and energizes the body
Medical Properties – Antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-spasmodic, immunostimulant, relieves nervous tension, good for chronic fatigue, digestive support
Key Constituents – limonene, gamma-terpinene, b-phellandrene, b-myrcene, linalool, a-pinene
Schiller, C. & D. (2008). The Aromatherapy Encyclopedia. Basic Health Publications: Laguna Beach, CA.