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Aromatherapy safety with essential oils

Essential oils are highly concentrated, strong substances. They have many wonderful attributes, but they have to be treated with respect and caution. Some general rules should be followed for the safe use of essential oils in aromatherapy applications.

first Always scan the essential oil or oils you work with. Many books are available for aromatherapy and essential oils, as well as many online resources for useful information. Some essential oils should not be taken from the inside, while others should never be applied to the skin "clean" (ie undiluted). Some essential oils may have a negative effect on people with high blood pressure, epilepsy and other conditions. Essential oils can only be used for a short time and others can not be used in a diffuser and / or sprayer.

2nd Keep the essential oils away from children and pets. Treat essential oils as if they were prescription drugs – they are useful under the right circumstances but may be potentially harmful to others.

3rd Do not place essential oils on your skin and do not expose it to sunlight unless you are certain that you can safely do so. Some essential oils, such as bergamot (citriga bergamma), angelica (angelica archangelica), lemons (citrus lemon), mandarin (citrus reticulata) and others, may cause rash or dark pigmentation after sunbathing. Avoid tanning booths when using these photosensitive essential oils.

4th Essential oils can interact with prescription drugs. If you need any prescription medication, you should investigate possible interactions between medication (s) and essential oil (s). Remember that you do not need essential oil without internal oil to have an effect on the whole body. Outwardly applied essential oils can also affect the whole body.

5th If you are pregnant, consult a qualified aromatherapist and / or physician before using any essential oil.

6th Never place essential oil on your skin unless you are absolutely certain that you can safely do so. For example lavender viruses (lavandula augustifolia) essential oil and tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia) essential oils are generally considered safe for use on the skin, but many are unsafe for this purpose. And keep in mind that "skin" is not the same as "mucous membrane". The mucous skin is the skin in the mouth, nose, vagina and rectum. The mucous membrane is too sensitive to the purely / undiluted application of even the safest essential oils.

7th Before giving an essential oil, clean or diluted, in a large part of your skin, place a small amount on a sensitive area such as the inner arm as a test. Wait 30 minutes or more to ensure there is no firing or irritation. Some aromatherapy experts say they wait 24 hours before trying oil on a larger oil surface. This is often referred to as a skin patch test.

8th Never place the essential oil in your eyes. It is terribly burning and can damage sensitive eyes. Do not touch your eyes until you have washed your hands after the essential oil treatment.

ninth Do not place undiluted essential oils in the lips as they are terribly burning. If using essential oils internally, place them in an empty vegetable or gelatin capsule with a drop of eye. Remember to read all essential oils before taking it from the inside. It's always better to be careful about the care side and do not take the oil internally if you do not 100% secure the safe ingestion of the essential oil.

10th Never place essential oil in any form in the ear canal, except under qualified medical supervision.

eleventh Use gloves to handle unguided essential oils. Oil in the latex gloves creates holes, so it is best to wear vinyl gloves.

12th Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling essential oils.

13th If your skin is burnt with pure or diluted essential oil, DO NOT LEAVE THE AREA! Water simply distributes the oil on a larger skin surface. Use a carrier oil such as olive oil or jojoba oil to dilute the essential oil. Carefully rub the carrier oil into the irritated skin. The burning sensation will calm down within a few minutes.

14th Never leave the candle diffuser unattended and do not let the atomiser diffusers run for a long time.

15th Do not give essential oil to candle wax, unless you are 100% secure. Some essential oils have a very low flash point and are not safe around the flame.

16th Keep the essential oils from any open flames or potential sparks.

17th Keep the essential oil bottles in tightly sealed dark tanks, stored in cool, dark, dry places. Do not expose it to sunlight.

18th Do not add undiluted essential oils to bath water. Untreated oil floats on the top of the water and irritates the sensitive skin.

A list of safe aromatherapy essential oil safety tips is not necessarily exhaustive. It is advisable to use qualified aromatherapy and / or physician before using any essential oil.

  • Published On : 4 years ago on March 20, 2018
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