Here are some safety guidelines to understand before using Essential Oils.
- In the event of eye contact, flush with a carrier oil, i.e., olive oil rather than water.
- People with allergies can test sensitivity to Essential Oils by patch testing a small amount of Essential Oil inside the arm.
- Keep Essential Oils, Diffusers and Burners out of reach of Children and Pets.
- Citrus Essential Oils are photosensitive, which means they may cause a rash or dark pigmentation on skin exposed to DIRECT SUNLIGHT or UV rays within 12 hours after application. Citrus Essential Oils: Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Mandarin, Bergamot.
- Avoid direct eye contact when using Essential Oils. Do not handle contact lenses or rub eyes unless you have thoroughly washed your hands with soapy water.
- Never drop Essential Oils directly into the ear.
- Vary Essential Oils that are used and diffused.
Store Essential Oils in a cool, dark place, away from heat and light.
Pregnant women should avoid using Essential Oils during the 1st trimester and dilute Essential Oils at 1% (5 drops for every ounce of carrier oil) for all following semesters.
Bath:Since Essential Oils are not completely water soluble, they must be first blended with an all-natural bath gel base, i.e, Dr. Bronner's Baby Mild Castile Soap.
Children: Avoid placing the following Essential Oils (or Essential Oil blends containing these Essential Oils) on or around the nose or mouth of Children 5 years and younger.
- Basil (1,8 cineole)
- Eucalyptus dives (1,8 cineole)
- Eucalyptus globulus (1,8 cineole)
- Eucalyptus radiata (1,8 cineole)
- Laurel Leaf (1,8 cineole)
- Myrtle (1,8 cineole)
- Peppermint (menthol)
- Ravintsara (1,8 cineole)
- Rosemary ct camphor (1,8 cineole, camphor)
- Tea Tree (1,8 cineole)
Use extra caution with the following Essential Oils as they can be irritating to mucous membranes and can cause skin irritations.
- Black Pepper
- Thyme ct carvacrol
- Thyme ct thymol