Yuzu was earlier classified as a valid species but studies show it to be an Ichandarin, a hybrid of Ichang papeda (Citrus cavaleriei) and Sour mandarin (Citrus sunki).
A unique combination of dry, sweet, fresh, floral tart citrus notes sets Yuzu apart from all other citrus fruits. Yuzu essential oil smells like sweet tart candy tastes!
Yuzu is happiness in a bottle. This remarkable essential oil is excellent for diffusing to lift mood from depression. We like diffusing Yuzu in the winter months as a happy air freshener to eliminate stale odors. Enjoy antibacterial, antiviral, and immune stimulating effects for colds and flu.
The complex citrus/floral aroma makes Yuzu quite interesting in natural perfume. With its crisp top/middle notes Yuzu brightens citrus accords, gourmand, floral, and chypre bouquets.
The Japanese farmer and distiller of this essential oil shared some interesting facts about Yuzu, saying the Yuzu tree must mature to eighteen years before bearing fruit, and, because it only bears fruit every other year thereafter, true Yuzu is costly and in limited supply (rare). To shorten fruit bearing time, some farmers graft a young Yuzu plant onto another citrus tree. However, fruit from grafted trees result in poor flavor and aroma. True Yuzu fruit from a non-grafted tree is known in Japan as Misho Yuzu. In October Misho Yuzu fruit is green and by middle November it ripens golden yellow. Misho Yuzu is immediately recognizable by its bumpy surface. Grafted Yuzu has a smoother surface and ripens in summer. Misho Yuzu ripens in late fall. The most vibrant essential oil closest to the true aroma of fresh peels comes from golden yellow Misho Yuzu cold pressed fruit peels harvested in late Oct-Nov.
Batch specific GC/MS analysis for this essential oil is available by clicking on the green tab above.Aromatherapy use
: antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, carminative, digestive stimulant, expectorant, immune stimulant, sedative, stomachicGeneral use
: Oil warmers and diffusers, meditation blends, incense, massage oil, perfume, bath oil, bath salt, bath and shower gels, skin care formulations, spa treatment oils and creams, soap, candles
: May be photosensitizing