SAFETY GUIDELINES & WARNINGS: Essential oils can be used safely to enhance well-being and as part of a healthy lifestyle. Millions of people us essential oils every day, mostly without incident.
PLEASE NOTE: Essential oils are powerful substances and can be harmful if not used with the utmost care and therefore we encourage you take note of the warnings.
The essential oil in a bottle is 50-100 times more concentrated than in the plant. Our oils come in different grades. It is important to note that safety issues that apply to essential oils may not apply to the whole plant or herbal extracts and therefore misinformation can mean trouble. Follow the guidelines and always dilute your pure essential oils for a happy and safe journey.
- Don’t ingest essential oils. Many are toxic and meant for aroma aids and not for eating.
- Photo sensitivity: Avoid direct sunlight if using any citrus oils, i.e. bergamot, sweet orange, lemon, etc. Don’t go into the sun for 24 hours (or on the sunbed).
- If pregnant don’t use essential oils please.
- Epileptic: Unfortunately most oils are potent and can bring on a seizure – don’t use them.
- High blood pressure: beware of simulating oils.
- Low blood pressure: be careful – get to know your oils @ avoid all bath salts.
- Sensitive skin and/or over 50: Avoid excessive salt & check your lists for safety rules.
- No alcohol when using essential oils as a massage or inhalant.
- Note that some oils should not be mixed with certain drugs. This is referred on the specific product pages. Please pay attention to all information for each oil.
- Pure essential oils need to be diluted. This is important when your use carrier (base) oils. Pure essential oils, in most cases, cannot be used neat on the skin.
- Children: Be careful with children. Don’t overstep the usage of boundaries. Children’s skin and olifactories are sensitive.
- Always keep essential oils out of the reach of children.
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO ALL THE WARNING INFORMATION ON EACH PRODUCT PAGE.
A few more safety tips:
- Never use essential oils undiluted directly on your skin and NEVER take essential oils internally without supervision of a qualified health practitioner/doctor.
- Always dilute essential oils on a carrier base eg. carrier oil/cream/butter/gel/etc.
- If you experience any discomfort or irritation when using essential oils, discontinue use immediately.
- Perform a skin patch test to check for any allergic reactions.
- Relieve burning or itching with a carrier oil, eg. olive/grapeseed/almond oil.
- Keep essential oils away from your eyes and out of the reach of children and pets as they are highly concentrated and can be toxic.
- If you are on medication, pregnant or breastfeeding avoid certain essential oils and consult a qualified health practitioner/doctor before using essential oils.
- These are general guidelines and suggestions and not absolute. Rules and values are approximate.
- Do not imply that suggested dilutions are safe for all essential oils in all situations. Do your research and where necessary consult a professional.
The information here is based on traditional practices. % of essential oil use will depend largely on the age of the person, health issue, oils being used, skin sensitivity and length of time of use.
Here is a table with recommended topical percentages:
|Indended Use||Suggested Dilution|
|Bath & Body||1-4%|
|Pain and wounds||5-20%|
For extensive safety uses and to educate yourself on how essential oils work and how to use them https://tisserandinstitute.org/ is the best educational site I have found and certainly worth the education if you wish to expand on your essential oil knowledge and use.
If you have a skin condition, are pregnant, have epilepsy or asthma, are on a course of treatment with prescribed medication, or are in any doubt about any condition you may have, you should seek the advice of a medical professional or suitable practitioner before using pure essential oils.
The information on this blog is for educational and entertainment purposes only and should not be construed as advice, diagnosis or implied treatment. Please consult a professional should you experience discomfort or dis-ease.
Please be sure to adhere to these SAFETY GUIDELINES & WARNINGS.