Essential Oil Safety
- When essential oils are distilled from a plant, the oil becomes concentrated 100-fold or more causing certain properties to become very pronounced in the oils.
- Since pure essential oils are so powerful, it is extremely important to follow dilution rates, instructions, and safety precautions.
- Toxicity is a term used to describe the potential of a material to produce harmful effects when introduced into the body through ingestion, inhalation, or absorption through the skin.
- The more toxic the material, less is needed to produce a negative reaction.
- Essential oils have a long history of safe use when dilution rates, instructions and warnings are followed.
Consult Your Doctor Before Using Essential Oil Products If You Have Any Known Health Risks.
- Do not use essential oils or absolutes undiluted; do not apply directly on the skin.
- Do not take internally. If accidental ingestion occurs, please contact your local emergency services or hospital.
- Keep all oils away from eyes.
- Keep out of reach of children or pets.
- Before use, conduct patch test with essential oils or absolutes (that are diluted) on inner arm to test for sensitivities. Wait 24 hours before wider application.
- Beware of photosensitizing effects of some citrus oils—do not apply to sun exposed skin or just before going out in the sun.
- In case of irritation, flush with olive oil.
- The use of essential oils for health benefits should not be used in the place of seeing a doctor or seeking medical attention.