Essential Oil Safety Guidelines by Diannia

Essential oils are completely natural. However. it is
important to be aware that they are highly concentrated
and need to be used safely and correctly. It’s advisable to
consult your medical practitioner if you have any physical
or psychological symptoms, as essential oils are not a
replacement for professional medical treatment.

5 Safety Tips

  1. Not for Oral Use. The most important safety guideline: do not take essential oils by mouth.
  2. Skin Safety. Before applying to the skin, essential oils should always be diluted in a carrier oil such as sweet almond or grapeseed due to their concentration.
  3. High Blood Pressure: Rosemary essential oil is very stimulating and should be avoided if you have high blood pressure.
  4. Phototoxic oils: Essential oils from citrus fruits-bergamot, grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime and mandarin, contain an ingredient that can cause skin reactions in sunlight.
  5. Baths: For a 20-minute soak to relieve tension and stress, run the bath to a comfortable temperature. Sprinkle 4 drops maximum of one essential onto the surface of the water. Agitate the water gently to disperse the oils before getting in.

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