Essential Oils are safe to use. But a couple of key basic safety guidelines are important to observe.
Essential Oil Safety Guide for You
- Use high quality essential oils
- Some essential oils can cause skin reactions however this can be prevented by diluting with water or carrier oils (e.g. factionated coconut oil).
- Essential oils may be applied on the skin (dermal application), inhaled, diffused or taken internally.
- Children and the Elderly may be more sensitive. We recommend diluting with carrier oils (fractionated coconut oil) for application to the skin. Inhale dilute using water or when diffused. Or take internally.
For example, my son only uses the essential oils diluted in his roller bottles. The only essential oils he takes internally are the peppermint and on guard beadlets.
- Always be guided by your own personal sensitivty
- If anyone of any age experiences an uncomfortable experience using essential oils use a carrier oil immediately to dilute and remove completely.
- I personally recommend using Fractionated Coconut Oil as a carrier oil. Carrier oils are unscented. This means you can use to dilute essential oils for use for babies, children and the elderly.
We all have different sensitivities according to our current levels of health and well being. Remember these can change. Therefore be mindful and always begin with ‘less is more’.
- Please note, when using any citrus oil, ensure it is not on skin exposed to the sun. If it is this area will burn.
- I personally recommend to always have a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil on hand if you use any essential oils in the home or office.
- I personally use doTERRA brand essential oils and refer to their recommended ideal amounts here