Yuzu Essential Oil

Latin name Citrus junos – Family species Rutaceae

The fruit juice, rind, and fruit itself of the Yuzu fruit are used extensively as food flavorings in Japan. The Asian citrus fruit is also a symbol of the winter solstice in Japan (Toji) where bathing with Yuzu fruit during this time is a popular custom.

Oil Selection Guide

Color – Yellow orange
Viscosity – Watery
Scent – Citrusy blend of lime, grapefruit, lemon, and tangerine
Perfume Aroma – Top note

Oil Source Information

Plant Type – Tree
Parts Used – Peel / rind of fruit
Country of Origin – Japan
Extraction Method – Cold expression

Known Chemical Constituents

limonene, y-terpinene, b-phellandrene, myrcene, linalool, a-pinene, terpinolene

Uses of Yuzu

Yuzu is used in aromatherapy.

Yuzu blends well with

  • basil
  • bay
  • benzoin
  • bergamot
  • black pepper
  • cardamom
  • cedarwood
  • clary sage
  • clove bud
  • coriander
  • cypress
  • eucalyptus citriodora
  • ginger
  • jasmine
  • lavender
  • lemon
  • palmarosa
  • patchouli
  • petitgrain
  • pine
  • ravensara
  • roman chamomile
  • rose maroc
  • rosemary
  • sandalwood
  • sweet marjoram
  • sweet orange
  • vetiver
  • ylang ylang

Special Precautions*

* See Safety and Usage.

References and Resources

See References and Resources page.

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