Safe Use of Essential Oils

Safe Use of Essential Oils

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

essential oil for aromatherapy
  1. Use only pure essential oils derived from plants preferably endorsed by FDA and organizations such NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy ).
  2. Essential oils are for external use and not for ingestion.
  3. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before essential oils.
  4. Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.
    1. 1% dilution: 5 to 6 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil
    2. 2% dilution: 10 to 12 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil
    3. 3% dilution: 15 to 18 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil
  5. Test for skin sensitivities or any body reactions.
  6. Pay attention to oils that the photosensitive or oils that have a chemical, electrical, or other response to light such as the citrus oils.
  7. Keep all essential oils out of reach of young children. Pay attention to contraindications is using oils.
  8. Use with caution in using to pets. Always dilute essential oils.
  9. Don’t take essential oils orally for therapeutic purposes.
  10. Avoid overexposure to an essential oil either through skin or inhalation.
  11. Properly store essential oils in cool and dry place away from heat.
  12. Check the expiration dates of the essential oils.
  13. Use essential oils in moderation and be familiar with the properties and chemical make up.

Source: Aromatheraphy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathu Keville and Mindy Greene