Why Do Some Essential Oils Cause Phototoxicity?

Some essential oils and plants are phototoxic. Why is that? How does it affect us, and what can we do about it?

What is Phototoxicity?

First, what is the difference between phototoxicity, photosensitivity, and photoallergy? Sometimes the terms are used interchangeably. Technically, a photosensitivity is the general term for heightened skin…