Yuzu is a citrus fruit native to East Asia and a hybrid of sour mandarin and other citrus types. The aroma of this Edens Garden essential oil is tangy, with a sweet-warmth typical of citrus. Diffused or when mixed with other oils it is purifying, inspiring and some feel, personally empowering.
The Yuzu's flavor is tart, resembling grapefruit, with overtones of sweeter mandarin orange. It is rarely eaten on its own as a fruit, although in Japanese cuisine its aromatic outer rind (zest) is used to garnish food; the juice is commonly used to make beverages and seasonings. Like lemon, it is utilized in many other aspects of cuisine. Yuzu is now added to many craft beers, special ciders and ales to produce a heady, citrus bouquet. This typically Asian member of the citrus family will grow heartily in the Pacific Northwest, although most is harvested in Japan and parts of Southeast Asia.
In Japan, bathing with Yuzu during winter solstice is an ancient family custom dating back centuries. Yuzu fruits are floated in hot bath water, releasing their divine aroma; the orchard-like freshness inspires body and spirit during the cold of winter. This aroma-therapeutic bath is also relished as a skin softener, to allay seasonal health challenges and produce satisfying warmth.
Yuzu fruit grows on an upright shrub or small tree, which has many large thorns. The fruit looks somewhat like a grapefruit (though usually smaller) with an uneven skin, and can be either yellow or green depending on the degree of ripeness. The essential oil is distilled from the pericarp (rind) of the fruit.
Botanical Name: Citrus junos
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Peel
Blends Well With: Basil, Citruses, Mint and Florals
Aroma: Refreshing, bright, citrus peel aroma
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 1-2 Years
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
UPLIFT: Combine 50 drops Yuzu, 30 drops Blood Orange, 25 drops Key Lime and 20 drops Jasmine absolute in a 5 ml stock bottle. Diffuse using the Ceramic Bloom diffuser.
SHAMPOO: Add 5 drops Yuzu, 4 drops Rosemary Spanish and 3 drops Lavender to 1 oz of shampoo base by stirring. Wash and rinse hair well. Depending on shampoo manufacturer, product may have a 1 week shelf life or more.
HEALTH: During the winter months, diffuse Yuzu combined with your other favorite citrus oils. Alternatively, add 15 drops total of Yuzu, Blood Orange and Bergamot to a personal inhaler.
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