essential oils to your system slowly.
Inhaling or applying
several oils at once could overload the system and possibly
cause a severe toxic release from the body as well as
intense emotional reactions. I recommend using one or two
single oils or a single blend at first, allowing your system to
gradually acclimate to their high frequencies and chemical
actions. In the case of essential oils,
less is better.
Keep all Essential Oils, Hydrosols, Floral Waters, and any other essential oil products away from eyes and other sensitive body parts. For direct application, it is recommended you dilute the essential oil in a carrier oil (1 drop per tablespoon of carrier oil) and do a patch test on the skin and wait 24 hours. If you experience a slight allergic reaction or rash, do not be alarmed but it’s a good idea to stop using the oil for a few days until the reaction subsides. This is almost always the body’s response as it begins a detoxification process. Wait a few days and try again. If your body is detoxifying, the reaction will become less and less. A reaction is often a good sign, as your body is responding by purifying itself.
A little oil goes a long way, so 1-2 drops of the diluted oil are usually all that’s needed. Experience an oil by itself for several days and you will quickly learn what kind of physical actions and emotional responses the oil produces. Also take a break from the oils every few days. Once again, less is better.
Drink plenty of
whenever using the oils as this will flush the elimination
organs such as the liver, colon and kidneys.
For any type of Aromatherapy, you must use oils which are 100% pure and unadulterated. Be extra cautious with:
Dilute in a carrier oil in an organic neutral-scented vegetable oil such as Jojoba, Grapeseed, Apricot Kernel or Sweet Almond oil. If you feel a burning sensation with any oil, quickly add a few more drops of carrier oil immediately to the skin. The burning will subside in a few seconds. NEVER use WATER as this pushes the oils deeper into the skin.
PREGNANCY: CONSULT PHYSICIAN before using any aromatherapy products. Use with Caution in small amounts and diluted in carrier oil and *AVOID. SINGLE OILS: Angelica, Basil*, Birch*, Black Cumin, Cedarwood, Chamomile (German), Cinnamon Bark*, Cistus, Citronella*, Clary Sage*, Clove, Coriander, Cypress, Davana, Fennel, Hyssop*, Laurel (Laurus nobilis), Lavendin*, Marjoram, Mountain Savory*, Myrrh, Nutmeg*, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary*, Sage*, Spearmint, Tarragon*, Vetiver, Wild Tansy*, Yarrow.
BABIES and TODDLERS: AVOID Clary Sage, Nutmeg, Spearmint. ALWAYS dilute essential oils in carrier oil with babies and young toddlers. DO NOT use oils “neat” (undiluted) directly on baby’s skin or in baby's bath water. Always dilute with mild organic carrier oil. This will ensure that if the baby or toddler puts fingers in their mouths they will not ingest a high concentration of the oil.
HEART: Use with CAUTION Nutmeg as it can over-stimulate the heart and has been known to cause convulsions.
DIABETIC: AVOID Angelica.
EPILEPSY: Use with Caution in small amounts and diluted in carrier oil and *AVOID as they can trigger a seizure. SINGLE OILS: Basil*, Birch*, Dill, Fennel, Hyssop*, Lavendin, Nutmeg*, Rosemary*, Sage*, Tarragon*, Wild Tansy*. BLENDS: Di-Tone, Endo Flex, En-R-Gee, Envision, Grounding, Harmony*, Immupower, Magnify Your Purpose, Mister, Relieve-It.
SKIN IRRITATION (*extreme): The following oils can cause skin irritation. Always dilute those marked as *extreme with carrier oil. SINGLE OILS: Basil*, Cajeput, Chamomile (German & Roman), Cinnamon Bark*, Clove*, Fir, Lemon*, Lemongrass*, Mountary Savory*, Oregano*, Black Pepper*, Pine, Thyme*.
ALCHOL CONSUMPTION: AVOID Clary Sage during and after consumption of alcohol.
STUPIFICATION: Use with Caution in small amounts and diluted in carrier oil Coriander.
CONTACT SENSITIZATION (*extreme). Rotate between different oils. SINGLE OILS: Bergamot*, Red Canadian Cedar, Cinnamon Bark*, Citronella*, Clove*, Eucalyptus citiodora, Fennel, Geranium, Ginger, Laurel (Laurus nobilis), Melaleuca (Tea Tree), Melaleuca quinquenervia, Peppermint, Valerian, Yarrow, Ylang Ylang.
PHOTOSENSITIVITY: Changes skin pigmentation. *DO NOT expose skin to direct sunlight for 12 hours after applying. SINGLE OILS: Angelica, Bergamot*, Black Cumin*, Ginger, Lemon*, Lime*, Mandarin, Orange*.
More useful SAFETY INFORMATION
Use mild, neutral-scented organic vegetable oil such a Sweet Almond, Grapeseed, Jojoba or Apricot Kernel. Extra Virgin Olive Oil can also be used, however, it does have its own distinct aroma that will compete with the scent of the essential oils. In general, use the carrier oil in the proportion of one drop essential oil to 1-2 tablespoons of carrier oil. Adding a little wheat germ oil, high in Vitamin E, will act as a preservative.