Re: Cirtus e oils and skin

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Posted by txilar on July 1, 2002 at 16:03:12:

In reply to: Re: Cirtus e oils and skin posted by missy on July 1, 2002 at 13:52:29:

Limonene is itself a terpene. It is my understanding that *all*
citrus oils are photosensitive, but some are for different reasons
(bergaptene in bergamot for example, is supposed to be what causes
the photosensitivity of that oil and bergaptene is a coumarin
terpene) so I don't know if limonene is the cause or simply one of
many. There are also many oils that are photossensitizing that aren't
citrus, so it might be a good thing to research this more. I've read
some conflicting info on photosensitivity- some saying don't even
look at known photosensitizers, others saying to use your head and be
reasonable. With all that in mind, I would think being careful and
*thoroughly* researching what you are using is the key, whether it is
a personal mix or a business mix. At the very least, being
knowledgeable in what you are using can prove useful were any harm to
come into play.

: : It's been my experience and training to not even go there with
: citrus
: : e-oils. Even a few drops defused in the air and then playtime in
: the
: : sun a few hours later have caused serious burns. It's pretty hard
: : core stuff.
: Ok question:
: D-limonene is a photosensitizer. It is supposed to be pure terps.
: Therefore are the terps the photosenetizing part?
: I'll see if anyone knows when I get home. I am out of here for a
: of fun and sun. No phone, no computer, no tv.
: Missy


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