Are you familiar with Yuzu? Don't worry if this is the very first time you are hearing about it, it is not a mainstream essential oil. In this blog post I will share with you the Yuzu essential oil benefits, PLUS I included Yuzu Diffuser Blend Recipes to try in fun scents!
Yuzu is thought to promote feelings of joy and happiness, and is often used in aromatherapy to uplift the mood. Though many people do not know about this aromatic fruit, it has been an integral part of Asian culture and food for decades.
What is Yuzu?
Yuzu, with its botanical name Citrus junos, is a hybrid citrus fruit from the family of orange. It's believed to have originated in China and is now cultivated at a large scale in Japan.
In Korea and Japan, it has been used for centuries to boost relaxation during bath and to encourage sleep.
Yuzu essential oil is high in D-limonene, similar to other citrus oils such as lemon, grapefruit, and tangerine. It can enhance mood and thus put your body at ease.
Yuzu Essential Oil Uses and Benefits
Yuzu essential oil is extracted from the yuzu fruit through a steam distillation method. It holds a pleasant citrus aroma that bears a resemblance to a combination of grapefruit and mandarin.
Yuzu Essential Oil can even be used for personal fragrance because of its pleasing odor. Yuzu oil is also used to elevate diffuser blends and, thus, help people cope with nervousness, mood disorders, depression, and anxiety.
Additionally, it holds the following benefits:
- Emotionally soothing and stress relieving
- Assists in fighting infections
- Soothes tense muscles and relieves tenderness
- Increases blood circulation
- Encourages healthy respiratory functioning
- Diminishes overactive mucous creation
- Improves digestion
- Alleviates infrequent nausea
- Enhances immune function
- Inspires soulfulness and spirituality
5 Must-Know Benefits of Yuzu Essential Oil
Here is a deeper look at the benefits of yuzu essential oil:
1. For Positive Outlook
Even the happiest people sometimes feel down, maybe some complicated life event has occurred or an unpleasant situation.
Depression may cause emotional and physical symptoms, even though it is a psychological condition. The use of Yuzu essential oil can be a complimentary application for depression. In many cultures across the world, the use of essential oils to support emotions and uplift the mood has been popular.
Yuzu oil has proven itself to facilitate a more focused and a happier mood, by continuing to work with the part of the brain that controls the production of hormones and emotions.
2. For Skin Care
Your skin is undoubtedly the most significant organ in your body. It's the first line of defense, it helps in maintaining the internal temperature of your body and protects against infectious diseases. Your skin is also the first thing people notice, and if the look and feel is poor, it can be disappointing.
Thankfully yuzu essential oil skin benefits are numerous. You can use yuzu oil with your current moisturizer or favorite facial carrier oil. Add one drop of oil to your product before applying it to your skin so you can enjoy its skin benefits.
3. For Mood Enhancer
In times of crisis, such as a global pandemic, we are finding ourselves overwhelmingly stressed. This stressed state causes high blood pressure, blue moods, fast breathing, and even lack of concentration. Yuzu essential oil has been proven to help reduce stress in the body by boosting the mood and lowering the stress hormone cortisol.
Mix Yuzu essential oil with any of your favorite relaxing oils, such as geranium, to encourage a stress-free state of mind. Use it as a massage oil twice a week to improve mood and ease muscle tension.
4. For Spiritual Awareness
It's a powerful citrus oil that has many spiritual benefits. Yuzu essential oil can be used for spiritual purposes and purification. It cleanses and strengthens your body and mind.
Yuzu is said to help connect you with your intuition and enhance your spiritual awareness. If you're looking for an oil that can promote a sense of peace and harmony, yuzu may be the right choice for you.
Additionally, Yuzu essential oil removes obstructions from your energy. It purifies you spiritually by removing the negative energies, suspicions, doubts, anxieties, and uncertainties. You will feel an energizing strength inside and out as you meditate with this essential oil.
5. For Respiratory Ailments
Asthma is a severe illness that impairs the quality of life and can lead to chronic inflammatory disease of the respiratory system and the nasal passages by several influences. This can regularly make respiration extremely difficult and can give rise to hospital stays or worse.
Yuzu oil has proven its effect against inflammatory response, which significantly reduces bronchial tube swelling during an asthma attack, allowing the lungs to perform better.
Yuzu Essential Oil Blends Well With
Like other citrus oils, yuzu blends well with many oils. Here are some of the best it mixes with:
- Clary Sage
- Coriander Seed
- Laurel Leaf
- Ylang Ylang
Yuzu Diffuser Blends
By inhaling or diffusing essential oils, you can support the mind and body. Add one of these yuzu essential oil recipes below to your aromatherapy diffuser with recommended water for your diffuser tank. I like to use a 100-200 ml water tank diffuser but you can use whatever size you prefer. Adjust the drops if you desire.
1. Cabana Time
2. Refreshing Vista
3. Sweet Calm
4. Secret Waterfall
5. Green Citrus
6. Serene Peace
7. Island Living
Guidelines for Using Essential Oils
Diffuse 30 minutes to 1 hour at a time, read more here.
Using essential oils can improve a person’s emotional, physical, and mental state. For best results, make sure you use pure essential oils and learn how to use them properly.
People can have different responses to essential oils, you may find what works for one person, doesn't work for you. You can learn more here about what to do when essential oils don't work.
Where to Buy Essential Oils?
We hope you loved learning about this oil and its benefits, mainly because of its tempting and soothing citrus aroma. Like other citrus fruits, Yuzu essential oil can help keep a fresh home, happy mood, and healthy skin.
Here are several reputable brands we use. You will find that not every brand carries this yuzu essential oil, but I have noted the two below that do:
- Barefut Oils
- Rocky Mountain Oils
- Plant Therapy (they carry yuzu oil)
- Spark Naturals
- Edens Garden (they carry yuzu oil)
General Essential Oil Precautions
Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucous membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified practitioner. Keep out of reach from children.
Use essential oils with extreme caution on children, be sure you have researched the oil and that it is safe for use on kids. Plant Therapy clearly labels their oils "KidSafe" on the bottle if the oil can be used for children ages 2–10.
If applying an essential oil topically (on your skin), you may perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body, use 1-2 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil like jojoba oil, read more here.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, epileptic, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. For more information on oil safety issues here.
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