September 15, 2019


Essential oils are extremely concentrated. It is important to know which ones to avoid and which ones are safe to use. Always use dosage chart for guidance as to how much essential oils to apply. However, the worst side effect most people ever encounter is a mild rash. It takes an enormous amount of essential oils applied in extreme dosages, liberally and daily, before it can build up in your liver. This being said, however, it is important to use essential oils with respect and according to the proper dosage requirements.

  • Essential oils are not soluble in water. Make sure you dilute or fully disperse them when using water as a base.
  • Essential oils are very concentrated substances and should be diluted before applying them to the skin. Follow guidelines or recipes which recommend a 2 percent to 5 percent solution.
  • Phototoxic oils are essential oils that, if applied before sun exposure, can cause the skin to burn or darken at a faster rate. Angelica root, bergamot, lemon, lime, ginger, mandarin, orange and grapefruit are all phototoxic.
  • Essential oils that can be used in their pure form, not diluted, are tea tree and lavender.
  • Read about an essential oil before applying it.
  • Essential oils can cause a prickly, irritating sensation to the skin. Do not rub water on the area. Doing so will cause the oil to spread. Apply any vegetable/carrier oil to the area; this will cause the essential oil to be absorbed and ease the irritation in minutes.
  • Keep essential oils away from your eyes. If contact occurs, rinse with a neutral oil, and then follow with water.
  • Keep essential oils out of the reach of children and animals.
  • Cats in particular have livers that cannot tolerate essential oils in any amount.
  • If skin irritation or an allergic reaction occurs with any essential oil or product with essential oils in it, discontinue use.
  • Essential oils should not replace proper health care. If you are under medical supervision consult with your health care provider before using essential oils. Read the safety data on each essential oil before use.

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