Tips And Precautions When Using Essential Oils.

  • Do not apply undiluted (neat) essential oils directly onto skin; dilute with a carrier oil first.

  • Some oils can cause sensitization or allergic reactions in some individuals. Always conduct a patch test of diluted essential oil on the inner arm before using; do not use if redness or irritation occurs.

  • Vary oils to reduce the chance of acquiring a sensitivity reaction.

  • Some essential oils are phototoxic and can cause irritation, inflammation, blistering, redness and/or burning when exposed to UVA rays.

  • Less is More. When using essential oils, use the smallest amount of essential oil that will get the job done. If 1-2 drops are called for, for example, don’t use more than that. Essential oils are very concentrated. Generally speaking, it takes a lot of plant material (i.e. flower petals, leaves, needles, bark, wood, root, etc.) to obtain the botanical’s essential oil by steam distillation. It’s wasteful to use an essential oil that is needed for your particular application).

  • Not all essential oils are suitable for use in aromatherapy. Wormwood, pennyroyal, onion, camphor, horseradish, wintergreen, rue, bitter almond and sassafras are examples of some of the essential oils that should only be used by qualified aromatherapy practitioners.

  • Never let children use essential oils without the presence of an adult knowledgeable about their use. Most essential oils smell wonderful and many essential oils such as citrus oils can smell like they are “yummy” and safe to drink.

  • Essential oils are flammable. Keep them out of the way of fire hazards.

  • If you are pregnant, lactating or suffer from epilepsy, hypertension (high blood pressure), have cancer or liver damage, or any other medical condition, only use essential oils under guidance. If you are using a new un-tried essential oil, first do a skin patch test before using extensively.

  • Take care not to get any essential oils into your eyes or on to any mucus membranes or damaged skin.

  • Essential oils can react with toxins that have built up in the body from chemicals in food, water and the environment. If you experience a reaction, stop using the essential oils and do an internal cleansing program before resuming regular use. Also, double your water intake.

  • Use caution when applying oils to skin that has been exposed to personal care products and cleansers containing petrochemicals or other synthetic chemicals. The petrochemical-based products especially can penetrate and remain in the skin and fatty tissues for days or weeks after use. Essential oils may react with these chemicals and cause skin irritation, headaches, nausea or other unpleasant effects.

  • Can essential oils be used on children? Only use essential oils which are appropriate for use with children, and they should be adequately diluted prior to use.

  • If skin itching, swelling and other allergic symptoms happen after use, do not use products.

  • Do not use it if you allergic to this product.

  • Pregnant women should avoid.

  • Only for external use.

  • Keep out of reach of children.