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Essential Oil Safety

Before using essential oils, please be familiar with these safety tips. 

It's very important to always error on the side of caution... Less is Best! 

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  •  Do not apply essential oils directly to skin
  •  Do your Research! Know your body and the oils you use.
  •  Do not use the same essential oil exclusively over a long period of time
  •  Do not take essential oils internally
  •  Keep essential oils away and out of reach of children
  •  Essential Oils are flammable

  

First Aid

  •  If essential oil is ingested, rinse mouth out with a large glass of milk or vegetable oil and swallow.
  •  If an essential oil gets into eyes, flush with a large quantity of milk or vegetable oil.
  •  If an essential oils gets onto your skin, apply a vegetable oil, wipe off and apply more vegetable oil.
  •  Seek medical advice immediately

 

When using Essential oils - always dilute them.
Remember that with essential oils, one drop goes a long way.
Pure essential oils are volatile oils that easily penetrate the skin, and some may cause skin irritation or sensitivity if not properly diluted in a carrier oil or lotion, or if used in high concentrations. Always be sure to use only pure essential oils from a trusted source.

Even though one drop of an essential oil will provide the benefit needed, by using a carrier oil, the essential oil will cover a larger area as well as reducing the risk of having a sensitive reaction.

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy; Third Edition The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2017
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopedia Britannica. USA, 2014
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Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
        The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
        The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
        Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
Information and statements regarding Kelley products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease.  All information, content and product descriptions contained within this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.  Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
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