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dilution

guidelines

When using essential oils it's very important to dilute properly to avoid irritation. Always dilute when using essential oils with kids. Here are the guidelines:

Using essential oils can be safe and easy if you follow some safety guidelines.

Oil and water don't mix. So it's important to dilute your essential oils when you are using them with water, in the bath, in body sprays, on large areas of the body like in a massage, bed linen sprays, household cleaners, etc.

 

General Safety

(based on NAHA guidelines)
  1. Keep all essential oils out of reach of children and pets.

  2. Do not use photosensitizing essential oils prior to going into a sun tanning booth or the sun. Stay out of the sun or sun tanning booth for at least twenty-four hours after treatment if photosensitizing essential oils were applied to the skin. Photosensitizing oils are mainly the citrus oils, please message me for the complete list.

  3. Research and get to know your oil prior to using it.

  4. Avoid the use of undiluted essential oils on the skin, unless otherwise indicated.

  5. If you suspect you may be sensitive to specific essential oils or if you have skin sensitivities, it may be wise to perform a skin patch test.

  6. Know the safety data on each essential oil and place into context of use and knowledge.

  7. Use caution when treating a female client who suspects she is pregnant or has been trying to become pregnant.

  8. Keep essential oils away from your eyes and all mucous membranes (inside ears, nose and other sensitive areas).

  9. Essential oils are highly flammable substances and should be kept away from direct contact with flames, such as candles, fire, matches, cigarettes, and gas cookers.

  10. Do not use essential oils on cats and do your research before using essential oils on children or pets.

Safety Measures

  1. If essential oil droplets accidentally get into your eye, use a tissue soaked with a fatty oil, such as fractionated coconut oil, olive or sesame, etc. and carefully swipe over the closed lid. Water will NOT get essential oils out of eyes or other mucous membranes, only carrier oils as mentioned will help remove the essential oil.

  2. If an essential oil causes skin irritation, apply a small amount of vegetable oil or cream to the area affected and discontinue use of essential oil or product that has caused dermal irritation.

  3. If a child appears to have drunk several spoonfuls of essential oil, contact the nearest poison control unit (often listed in the front of a telephone directory). Keep the bottle for identification and encourage the child to drink whole or 2% milk. Do not try to induce vomiting.