Sun Sensitivity Warning

Sun Sensitivity Warning: Essential Oils Usage

At Alchemy7, we pride ourselves on crafting products that incorporate the natural benefits of essential oils. While essential oils offer various advantages, it's essential to be aware of their potential effects on sun sensitivity:


  • Certain essential oils, particularly citrus oils like bergamot, lemon, lime, and grapefruit, contain compounds that can make your skin more sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.
  • This increased sensitivity can elevate the risk of sunburn, skin damage, and other adverse effects when your skin is exposed to sunlight.

Precautions for Sun-Exposed Skin:

  • If you use products containing photosensitive essential oils, exercise caution when your skin will be exposed to sunlight.
  • We recommend applying sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection (UVA/UVB) before heading outdoors.
  • Additionally, consider covering sun-exposed areas with clothing, hats, and sunglasses for added protection.

Wait Times:

  • To reduce the risk of photosensitivity reactions, wait for a reasonable period after applying essential oil-infused products before exposing your skin to direct sunlight.
  • A waiting period of up to 24 hours after using such products is recommended to allow your skin to recover its normal resilience to sunlight.

Individual Variations:

  • Keep in mind that individual responses to photosensitive essential oils can vary. Some people may be more susceptible to sun sensitivity than others.
  • If you are uncertain about how your skin might react, consider conducting a patch test on a small area before applying essential oil-infused products more broadly.

Safety First:

  • Always prioritize your safety when using skincare or cosmetic products that contain essential oils.
  • If you experience any adverse reactions, such as redness, itching, or burning after using products with essential oils, discontinue use immediately and seek medical advice if necessary.

By taking these precautions and staying vigilant about sun sensitivity, you can continue to enjoy the benefits of essential oils while safeguarding your skin from potential harm.

If you have any questions or concerns about the use of essential oils in our products, please feel free to reach out to us. Your well-being is a top priority, and we are here to ensure your satisfaction and safety.