Their are, in some rare cases, injuries that can occur from using essential oils wrongly. We all want to be using these oils for the safety of our family; to bring healing not pain. But essential oils are very new to most of us and we don’t know much about them, so i’ll be highlighting the main ways to safely use essential oils.
1. Dilute Your Oils:
Since essential oils are highly concentrated, certain essential oils when applied directly, can cause irritation and sensitization. This can easily be avoided by diluting it up to 2.5%.
Beware of what “hot”oils you have in your house and make sure they are used properly.
If you are adding them to a bath, mix them into Epsom salts first so they can be dissolved into the water.
2. Use in a small amount before adding more:
This is important especially when using oils on babies and children. Test one drop on them to see if they have a reaction before applying more.
This is also important when using essential oils when someone is sick because it is usually recommended that you use at least 5 drop of whatever essential oil you are using every several hours.
3. Read your labels:
The label usually important info like if it can be taken internally and if it should be diluted and sometimes ways that if can be used.
Along the same lines, educated yourself and get familiar with the types of essential oils you are using. This doesn’t have to be complicated it could be as simple as getting a hand book of essential oils (like this one here).
Asking people who have a wealth of knowledge in this area is invaluable when you need immediate help with a issue.
3. Don’t heat essential oils:
If you heat essential oils either in water or dry it will burn then and cause a very nasty smell.
Adding them to warm oil is fine, but you don’t want to hear them above 100 degrees.
4. Consult your doctor if you are taking medications or having a surgery:
The way that medications can interfere with essential oils has had very little study and very little is known about how they react with each other. Especially, tell your health care provider if you are using the same essential oils on a regular basis.
Thank you for reading and stay safe!
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