Essential Oil Safety Guidelines

  1. Essential oils should never be used in the eyes, inside the ear canal or up the nose.

  2. Do NOT use water to remove essential oils, apply vegetable oil (carrier oil) to the area to dilute the concentration of the essential oil.

  3. Essential oils must be diluted prior to using on children & when applied topically should be applied to the bottom of their feet.

  4. Hot oils can only be applied to the bottom of the feet, the palm of the hand or inside the mouth. If applied to any other areas of the skin these oils must be diluted.

  5. Pregnant women must educate themselves on which essential oils are safe during pregnancy & when nursing.

  6. Make sure to read labels. Essential oils that are not pure & distilled properly (many found at drug stores) are not able to be internally taken. Many have harmful pesticides or use chemical solvent to lower cost of distillation process.

  7. When applying Citrus oils topically, avoid the sun/UV light for 12 to 48 hours after applying. Citrus oils contain natural molecules that react with sunlight (UV light) & can cause a sensitivity reaction.