How to use essential oils safely?

While the majority of essential oils are generally safe and pose minimal risks when used appropriately, it is crucial to exercise prudence when incorporating any substance into your body. Refrain from ingesting or drinking essential oils, as this practice is not recommended. Take note of the following considerations to ensure a safe and informed usage.

Don’t use on damaged skin.

It's important to be aware that wounded or inflamed skin has an increased capacity to absorb oil, potentially leading to undesirable skin reactions. It is crucial to avoid the use of undiluted oils entirely, as they can pose significant risks when applied to compromised skin.

Take into account the age factor when using essential oils.

The very young and the elderly tend to have heightened sensitivity, requiring a higher likelihood of dilution. It's crucial to completely avoid certain oils, such as birch and wintergreen, due to their content of methyl salicylate. Even in small amounts, these oils can potentially cause serious issues in children aged 6 or younger. Always seek approval from your pediatrician before applying essential oils on a baby and use essential oils diluted (1%)  in blend with base oil. 

Remember to store essential oils with utmost care.

Given their high concentration, improper use or dosage can lead to severe health issues. Treat essential oils like any other potentially hazardous substance, ensuring they are not easily accessible to little hands. If you have young children, it is advisable to securely lock away all essential oils, keeping them out of sight and reach.

Avoid excessive use.

When we talk about essential oils, in most cases LESS IS MORE. Even with dilution, excessive or frequent use of an essential oil can elicit adverse reactions, regardless of whether you have allergies or heightened sensitivity to them.


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