Yuzu Essential Oil (Citrus × junos)


It is typically processed using steam distilled or solvent extraction as a method for extracting oil from the citrus rind (peel).


Yuzu Essential Oil possesses a delightful citrus aroma that resembles a combination of mandarin and grapefruit. Children are very likely to enjoy the aroma.

Yuzu Essential Oil is well known for application within personal fragrancing. However, limited reliable information exists on the use of Yuzu Oil in other specific applications.

The pleasant aroma of Yuzu Oil makes it a good candidate for uplifting diffuser blends intended to help with anxiety, depression and nervousness.

Be selective of who you purchase Yuzu Essential Oil from as some producers have been found to pass a citrus oil blend off as Yuzu Oil.

Yuzu Essential Oil is very likely not phototoxic. See Safety Information section for more information.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Citrus Fresh Sweet

  • Synonyms(s) for Citrus × junos: Citrus aurantium subsp. junos, Citrus medica junos, Citrus medica subf. junos, Citrus sechen, Citrus sechen subsp. sjanchen, Citrus × aurantium junos, Citrus × hsiangyuan, Citrus × wilsonii

  • Botanical Family: Rutaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Citrus
  • Chemical Family: Monoterpenes
  • Major Compounds: (+)-Limonene, Gamma-Terpinene, B-Phellandrene, B-Myrcene, Linalool, a-Pinene
  • Perfumery Note: Top
  • Consistency: Thin
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
  • Color: Greenish orange
  • Cultivation: Unsprayed
  • Processing Methods: Steam Distilled or Solvent Extraction
  • Part Typically Used: Citrus Rind (Peel)
  • Shelf Life: 3 years
  • Ethically and sustainably sourced Ethically and sustainably sourced
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Cautions & Safety

Cautions when using Yuzu:

Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young recommend careful storage and avoiding use of oxidized Yuzu Oil to prevent skin sensitization. Although Yuzu Essential Oil has not undergone reliable phototoxicity testing, Tisserand and Young strongly conclude that Yuzu Oil is very likely not phototoxic due to its insignificant content of bergapten. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 87,480.]

Safety Precautions for Yuzu:

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities

Energetics and Chakras Qualites of Yuzu:

3rd Chakra - Personal Power Purifying Uplifting