Essential oils can be much more powerful than you anticipate. I recalled my first DIY recipe using essential oils did not go as planned! Safety should be first priority, while dealing with such hazardous substances.
I’ve created this safety guide in order to help you deal with essential oils. Read through and feel free to feel the blank in the comment area 😉
Including myself many have incorporated essential oil in the daily life. They are highly concentrated liquid; it is not carefully used can cause great harm. The essential oil with respect and follow me on this guide on how to safely use essential oils.
1- Never use any essential oil undiluted
The Rule number 1 is to NEVER use undiluted essential oil directly on your skin.
And this apply to whichever one you use, either lavender oil, tea tree oil or any other essential oil. Why? If abused it can be very harmful for your skin and even may leave a permanent damage, you may not see any damage to soon but in the long run there can be. So just avoid that risk!
2- Some essential oil may have an allergic reaction to your skin
So before you try essential oil on your face or your hands, just test it on a small patch of skin. Most preferably on your thighs.
3- Do a proper research before you start using essential oil.
Some essential oils need to be totally avoided by pregnant women and those with problems skin is. Patients suffering from diseases like asthma, epilepsy or other similar condition should also choose essential oils carefully.
Some essentials are also sensitive to sun exposure, lemon, lemongrass, grapefruit to name a few!
4 – Do not use essential oils in excess, when it comes to using it the less is more.
Essential oils are extremely concentrated liquid only one or two drops is what all you need. When I started using essential oil, I was using it to much and in no time I was facing the consequences. So using essential oils in excess is a big no!!
5- Never allow children to use essential oils without their parents knowledge.
As mentioned above, using essential oil in DIY recipe the wrong way can lead to unexpected risk to your skin. Make sure to keep essential oil from unsafe hands. There have been many cases where children consumed essential oil, you definitely don’t want to end up in such a situation.
6- Never take essential oils internally without any prior knowledge.
Consult and do a research before you take them internally. Start by OiB, read thought more, and if any question, feel free to leave a comment below, I usually answer within few hours (Bare in mind our time different may be different, I am in Kuala lumpur).
Essential oils are highly concentrated is and should not be taken in without any proper understanding of it. Essential oils may be derived from direct from various food products like black pepper, lemon, clove, orange etc but it doesn’t mean that there must be taken internally. I am not saying that you shouldn’t, but you definitely need to do a proper research.
NOTE: Essential oils can be extremely flammable keep them away from any fire hazards
I think I have covered enough precautions before you start using essential oil. They are great product to include in your daily life but you definitely need to be careful. If you have any queries, please leave a comment and let me know.
Thank you for reading OiB, let’s all be caution and use aromatherapy the right way 😉