Safety Advice:

Essential oils are highly concentrated, powerful liquids. Their potency must be respected and they can be toxic if used incorrectly. The way you handle and use essential oils is extremely important. Please read the following advice to help ensure that you use essential oils safely and effectively. Please note that this list does not constitute a complete safety reference. If you are unsure, please contact a qualified aromatherapist, or visit an organization dedicated to supporting and encouraging essential oil safety, such as

  • Some essential oils are potentially convulsant for anyone who might be vulnerable to epileptic seizures.

  • Essential oils are flammable liquids. Please store accordingly.

  • Always consult a qualified aromatherapist before using essential oils with babies and children to ensure proper dilution and those oils that should not be used on children, as well as those that should be used with caution.

  • Keep out of the reach of children. They can be poisonous if swallowed.

  • Do not put essential oils in or around eyes, ears, mucous membranes, or other orifices. If an essential oil(s) does contact these areas, IMMEDIATELY FLUSH WITH CARRIER OIL and wipe off any excess. DO NOT USE WATER, AS WATER AND OIL DO NOT MIX! You can also flush with saline solution.

  • If you have a medical condition and are taking any medication or undergoing any type of medical treatment you should check with your doctor and a qualified aromatherapist to ensure that it is safe to use aromatherapy in conjunction with your prescribed treatment.

  • Certain essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy, while others are safe at a low dilution rate. Please seek professional advice prior to using aromatherapy while pregnant.

  • Essential oils should never be applied undiluted to the skin as they can cause irritation (there are only a couple of exceptions to this rule i.e. Lavender and a few others). Follow all recipes and methods carefully and do not increase the amount of essential oil quoted.

  • Essential oils should be heavily diluted and some should be avoided completely with the elderly, people with serious health conditions, pets and certain medications. Please check with a certified aromatherapist to ensure safety.

  • Use caution when take essential oils orally utilizing only those oils intended for internal use.  

  • Certain essential oils (i.e. spices) can cause skin irritation for people with sensitive skin. If you have sensitive skin, we recommend performing a small patch test prior to using any new oil or product.

  • A few essential oils such as Bergamot and other citrus oils are phototoxic which means they can cause skin sensitization, skin burning, blistering and skin discoloration in bright sunlight. These oils should be not be applied to the skin before direct exposure to sunlight or UV light (tanning booths, etc.).

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