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