Certain essential oils can increase sunburn reaction of skin (this includes tanning booths). If these oils are used, wear protective clothing and apply sunscreen before going into the sun or avoid the sun for 12 hours after application.
Phototoxic Essential Oils
- Bergamont (not bergaptene-free)
- Cold-pressed lime
- Cold-pressed bitter orange
- Angelica root
Mildly phototoxic essential oils
- Sweet orange