The potency and potential risks of essential oils require that you use them with care.
Do not take essential oils internally.
People who shouldn’t use essential oils without a doctor’s recommendation include:
- Older adults
- Children younger than 12
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
Also make sure to consider pets in the environment. Some essential oils can be dangerous for pets.
Talk to a doctor before using essential oils if you take any medications or have any health concerns, including high blood pressure, low immunity, or epilepsy.
Speak with a certified aromatherapist if you would like more information about an individual treatment plan. You can search for an aromatherapist with the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy’s online database.
Diffuser Oil / Burning Oil is for Aromatic Diffusers ONLY.
Use a carrier oil
Always mix essential oils with a therapeutic-grade carrier oil. Avoid any oils derived from tree nuts if you have any nut allergies.
Essential oils have the potential to aggravate the skin. Avoid using essential oils near sensitive areas such as the eyes, ears, and mouth. Do not apply them to broken, inflamed, or irritated skin.
You can look out for potential skin allergies by doing a patch test before using any carrier or essential oil. To do a patch test, place a small amount of the diluted oil on your inner wrist or below your ear. Wait 24 hours to see if any irritation occurs.
Certain citrus oils can cause photo-sensitivity when skin is exposed to sunlight after use. Avoid using on any areas of skin that will be exposed to the sun within 12 hours.