essential oils safety information
Essential Oils safety information
Essential oils should be used with caution. Just like with any medicine, essential oils can be harmful if they are not used carefully or properly. The followings are brief guide and the use of essential oils safety information together with carrier oils:
- Exercise care when purchasing essential oils as there are synthetic based oils that are chemically created and are not natural. Purchase oils not by price but by quality and purity.
- If you have an allergy to a particular food, such as herb, fruit, or vegetable, do not use their Essential Oils or Carrier Oils as you will have an allergic reaction to those as well.
- Never use Essential Oils undiluted on the skin as it may cause severe irritations and sensitize.
- When using a new Essential Oil for the first time, it is advisable to do a skin patch by diluting the Essential Oil with Carrier Oil of your choice. Place a small amount of the diluted Essential Oil on a patch of skin and cover it with a bandage for 24 hours. If there is no reaction, you may proceed to use the diluted oil.
- Do not ingest (consume) any Essential Oil unless it is prescribed by an Aromatherapist or qualified physician.
- When mixing essential oils, wear suitable gloves together with eye and face protection. Read everything you can find about the oils and their effects.
- Only small quantities of Essential Oils combination should be blended at a time, as vegetable oils combined with the essences, tend to oxidize and turn rancid. Once oils start to turn cloudy or smell rancid they should be disposed of.
- Immediately flush the affected eye with a Carrier Oil or cold milk, and seek immediate medical attention if any Essential Oil ever gets into your eye.
- The use or handling of essential oils should be avoided during the first trimester of pregnancy. In fact, all essential oils should be used with caution.
- Essential oils must be kept out of children reach. Fit essential oil bottles that don’t have a dripolator (orifice reducer) with a child proof cap.
- Essential Oil bottles are best kept in a dark, cool place with temperature fluctuations kept to a minimum.
- Essential Oils are very flammable. Keep them away from fire hazards.
The above essential oils safety information regarding the proper use of Essential Oils and Carrier Oils is by no mean is complete. Use it as an addition to any recommendation from a physician, or a qualified Aromatherapy practitioner.