Yuzu Essential Oil
- Product Code: EO-Y04
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Yuzu essential oil comes from an east Asian citrus fruit. Its uplifting, calming qualities are ideal for soothing stress or anxiety related issues. Also useful for supporting the respiratory and digestive systems and for warding off colds and flu.
- Ex Tax: £7.50
Yuzu essential oil is cold pressed from the peel of an east Asian citrus fruit (Citrus junos). The fruit is a natural cross between a mandarin and a wild Ichang lemon and resembles a small, bumpy orange.
Yuzu fruit is mainly cultivated in Japan, Korea and China and has been used in Asian cooking for hundreds of years. It is incredibly aromatic, with a super sour taste. Similar to lemons and limes, the fruit is too tart to eat, but its zest and juice are widely used for flavouring everything from spicy sauces to liqueurs and marmalades. It is also used in high-end perfumes.
In Japan, Yuzu represents new beginnings and vibrant health. The fruit is traditionally used in a hot bath on the winter solstice, to help warm the body, ward off winter ills, calm the mind and help people feel inspired for the future.
Yuzu essential oil has an unusual citrussy aroma - a cross between Grapefruit and Mandarin with hints of Bergamot and Lime. The oil isn’t produced commercially in large quantities, which is why it is more expensive to buy than other citrus oils.
- Botanical name: Citrus junos
- Plant family: Rutaceae
- Origin: Japan
- Note: Top
- Extraction method: Cold pressed
Cold pressed Yuzu oil is phototoxic and should not be applied to the skin before direct exposure to sunlight. Take care to ensure that your oil is stored correctly. If the oil becomes oxidised it may cause skin sensitisation.
Yuzu essential oil can help to brighten and tone the skin. It is particularly good for devitalised skin and for helping to combat signs of ageing. Its powerful antibacterial properties can also be beneficial for oily/problem skin and skin infections.
Yuzu essential oil has uplifting yet calming qualities that make it helpful for issues such as anxiety, stress, depression and nervous tension / exhaustion. It can help to provide clarity for the mind, and encourage a more confident and optimistic outlook.
Yuzu has powerful antimicrobial properties that are thought to protect against colds and other infections. It can also help to soothe general aches and pains, including arthritis and rheumatism. It is beneficial for the respiratory system, helping to calm inflammation and clear mucus and congestion. It can be helpful for digestive problems – reducing inflammation, relieving nausea and soothing spasms. Its relaxing qualities can also facilitate a more restful night’s sleep.
|Blends well with:||
All other citrus oils (although this tends to dilute its own unique aroma). Try blending with small amounts of Basil, Clary Sage, Roman Chamomile, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetivert, Ylang Ylang.
Why not follow Japanese tradition with a winter bath blend to warm the body and fight off viruses and colds? Add 3 drops Yuzu, 2 drops Bergamot and 2 drops Juniperberry essential oil to half a cup of full fat milk, or 15ml Bath Oil and add to your bath for a therapeutic soak. You could even add in Epsom Salts for extra effect!
Uplifting & Relaxing:
Similarly to Bergamot, Yuzu’s citrussy aroma makes it a great uplifting essential oil, that is also very relaxing and calming.Mix 3 drops Yuzu, 2 drops Bergamot and 2 drops Geranium and use in an aromatherapy diffuser or candle burner.
Exhaustion & Fatigue:
Naturally, relaxing the mind and body will also help combat exhaustion and fatigue. Sometimes, our bodies can forget how they are supposed to balance themselves; used in the morning, Yuzu can help reset your body clock to awaken you and remind your body what it is supposed to be doing. It can also help release nervous exhaustion. Add 1 drop of Yuzu to 5ml of SLS Free Shower Gel to invigorate you at the start of your day. Repeat this daily for a month and notice the difference in energy.
Aches & Pains:
Yuzu is a great analgesic, useful for cramps (including stomach cramps) and general aches and pains. Mix 3 drops Lavender, 2 drops Yuzu and 1 drop Star Anise in 15ml Grapeseed oil and massage into areas of pain and tension in an upwards direction towards the heart.