IMPORTANT: Essential Oils must not be taken internally.
- Always purchase oils in tamper-proof lids because 100% oils are very concentrated.
- Do not exceed the recommended ratios.
- Keep away from eyes. Wash immediately with warm water. If burning occurs, seek medical advice.
- Remember to spot test on a small area of healthy skin for any topical applications to ensure there is no reaction. Always dilute oil for spot test into recipe blend or mix one drop of Essential Oils to five drops of Base Oil for body applications such as common ailments, massage, skin care, and hair care.
- Always use pure Essential Oils diluted (exception Lavender and Tree may be used without diluting).
- For those with extremely sensitive skin or allergic skin, do a patch test on any oil before using. You may need to avoid Basil, Bergamot, Thyme, and Tea Tree.
- If you have high blood pressure, avoid Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Thyme. If you have low blood pressure, avoid Ylang Ylang, Marjoram and large quantities of Lavender.
- Epileptics should avoid Basil, Sage, Rosemary and Eucalyptus.
- Pregnant women should avoid all oils (for massage) in the first three months; instead, they should use Base Oil only. Oils that are considered safe are Lavender, Chamomile, Grapefruit, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Orange, Cypress, Rosemary, Frankincense, Peppermint, Ginger, and Bergamot.
- Children can use a blend at half the strength recommended for adults. Ideal Essential Oils are Lavender and Chamomile.
- If the skin is exposed to strong sunlight, avoid using citrus oils on the skin. These include Bergamot, Lemon, and Orange.
Adapted from original Article published by Tina Fletcher.