Safety with Essential Oils
- Do not put essential oils directly in eyes or ear canal, it will burn.
- Olive oil, Coconut oil, and Grapeseed oil are considered “carrier oils” (best to use organic).
- If an essential oil feels hot to the skin, put a carrier oil on the area and it will bring relief.
- If an essential oil gets in your eye, put a carrier oil around the eye for relief. Do NOT use water!
- Pregnant women, epileptics, and those with high blood pressure should consult their doctors as there are a few oils that should be avoided.
- Citrus oils are photosensitive, so if applied topically, avoid being in the sun for a long period of time.
- If you are allergic to anything, always read the label.
- “Hot oils” feel hot or cause a burning sensation when applied to the skin. Young Living always recommends doing a patch test prior to the first use of a new oil. To perform a patch test, simply apply 1-2 drops to a patch of skin such as the forearm. Watch for noticeable reactions for 1-2 hours, although most reactions will occur in the first 5-10 minutes. A rash or a hot/burning sensation can be counteracted by adding a carrier oil (such as olive, coconut, or Young Living’s V-6 oil).
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