The key to using Essential Oils is a deep understanding of their power, and an ability to utilize this power in the most safe and effective way.
Caution and Safety Tips:
- If you have sensitive skin, first test the product by applying to the inside elbow crease. If an irritation occurs, try diluting the product to approximately 1%. Most plant forms can be safely used by almost anyone, but it is difficult to predict allergic reactions.
- Never apply undiluted Essential Oils to skin (except for Lavender or Tea Tree).
- Keep Essential Oils out of reach of children and animals.
- Avoid contact with mouth and eyes.
- Never take Essential Oils internally.
- If pure Essential Oils get into your eyes, mouth or any sensitive area, flush immediately with a Carrier Oil, like Grapeseed or even Vegetable Oil.
- Carrier Oils are therapeutic, natural, unprocessed oils derived from seeds, nuts, fruits and vegetables. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, and are very effective in supporting the skin’s ability to function without becoming clogged. BE AWARE MANY CARRIER OILS ARE DERIVED FROM NUTS SO EXTREME CAUTION SHOULD BE EXERCISED IF YOU HAVE A NUT ALLERGY
- Some Essential Oils are flammable and should be kept away from open flame.
- Many Essential Oils cause drowsiness. Avoid operating machinery or driving a car after using relaxing oils.
- If you are PREGNANT or NURSING please use aromatherapy only in consultation with a qualified aromatherapist.
- If you are EPILEPTIC please avoid Sage, and/or Rosemary essential oils.
- If you are HYPERTENSIVE please avoid Basil, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Sage, Peppermint, Thyme and/or Black Pepper.