ESSENTIAL OILS ARE VERY POTENT ALWAYS DILUTE WITH A CARRIER
DO NOT APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE SKIN OR EYES
KEEP AWAY FROM
DO NOT TAKE ESSENTIAL OILS INTERNALLY
IF PREGNANT SEE YOUR DOCTOR
IF SUFFERING FROM DIABETES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART
PROBLEMS & EPILEPSY SEE YOUR DOCTOR.
Health and Safety Guidance
Wash your eyes with large amounts of milk for at least
15 minutes and seek medical advice if symptoms persist.
Rinse mouth with milk. Swallow some milk and
seek medical advice.
How to Use Essential Oils
BLENDED BATH OILS: 5ml 10ml into a running bath
OILS: check bottle (or see PRODUCT INFORMATION - ESSENTIAL
OILS) most can be used @ 4 drops in a bath.
Peppermint, Eucalyptus & Citrus Oils 2 or 3 DROPS
mixed with milk into A Running Bath.
BURNER: 3 5 DROPS
COTTON WOOL BALL OR TISSUE: 2
IN CARRIER OIL AMOUNTS
VARY BETWEEN 1% & 3% -
2 DROPS PER 5ml CARRIER OIL PLEASE
CHECK (see PRODUCT
INFORMATION - ESSENTIAL OILS
for individual oils)
you are feeling unwell, see your doctor!
Aromatherapy does have valid and extraordinary uses. It can
improve your lifestyle in amazing ways. However, as with anything
in life, common sense needs to be applied. Please do not believe
claims that aromatherapy can cure major illnesses. Aromatherapy
can be very beneficial and helpful in assisting with major
illnesses, but it cannot cure a serious illness.
Aromatherapy is a complementary
health regime. It will help with stress or depression, but
cannot cure them. Aromatherapy can help with physical conditions,
or symptoms, change (uplift) your mood, or help with stress
or other psychological factors. It also offers an alternative
choice to taking prescription or over-the-counter man made
chemical drugs. Aromatherapy can offer a real benefit for
a variety of common ailments such as cuts, wounds, bruises,
inflammation, indigestion, acne, skincare, hair care, hygiene,
PMS, menstruation and for providing mental and emotional aid
with such problems as stress, fatigue, anxiety and fear.
selective of where you purchase your essential oils.
The quality of essential oils varies. Some companies may falsely
claim that their oils are undiluted or pure when they aren't.
If, for example, you see essential oils all at the same price,
then there is something wrong!
Store your oils in dark glass bottles in a cool, dry, dark
place away from any heat source and direct sunlight. Always
use original containers. Avoid contact with polished surfaces
or plastic. KEEP AWAY
Do not eat, drink or smoke when handling essential oils. Good
personal hygiene is very important.
Clean any spillage with an absorbent material (kitchen roll).
Do not spill onto polished surfaces or use in plastic containers
oils should never be used undiluted on the skin.
There are occasions when experienced aromatherapy users and
practitioners make exceptions to this rule, most commonly
with lavender (Lavendula officinalis) and Tea Tree (Melaleuca
alternifolia), but only once significant experience with essential
oils is gained. In most cases, you should never apply undiluted
oil on the skin.
Some oils can cause
sensitization or allergic reactions in some individuals.
NEVER LET CHILDREN
USE ESSENTIAL OILS ...
without an experienced adult being present. Many essential
oils have a great smell and a number of essential oils such
as citrus oils can smell like off the shelf drinks. Keep
essential oils away from children. Treat oils like medicines
that are toxic.
Essential oils should
not be taken internally.
Essential oils should only be taken internally after consultation
and advice from a trained and qualified aromatherapist.
Essential oils are
Please keep oils away from fire hazards.
When using an oil for the first time, do a skin test on
a small area of skin. Place a small amount of the diluted
essential oil (never use essential oils undiluted on the skin)
on the inside of your arm or elbow and apply a loose bandage.
Wait 24 hours to see if you have any negative reaction. Even
if an oil is known to be safe (not known to cause irritation),
you should still follow the above advice. An oil that does
not irritate you, may still irritate another person. Some
essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy or by people
with asthma, epilepsy, heart conditions, high/low blood pressure
There are 3 principle types
of adverse reaction that can occur when essential oils applied
to the skin:
This is a much more serious problem than irritation (see below).
Once a substance (e.g. an essential oil) has been introduced
to the skin, it may cause permanent changes to the immune
system - similar to a vaccination. On first application, no
negative effects may be noticed. However, the body has now
been sensitised, and next time the same (or a similar substance)
is applied, a reaction may occur. The severity can be a mild
itch through to severe anaphylactic shock. In aromatherapy
the latter is almost unknown. Sensitisation is something to
be on constant alert for. If after using any essential oil
or absolute there is a reaction, (an irritating or burning
sensation, a blotchy irritable skin or rash), then that particular
oil (or an oil that is chemically similar) should not be used
Oils that may cause sensitisation
in some individuals include Aniseed, Benzoin, Cinnamon, Citronella,
Clary Sage (suspect), Dill Seed, Fennel, Jasmine Absolute,
Junipers (suspect), Lemon (suspect), Orange (suspect), Pines
(suspect) Rose Abs. (if used in high concentrations.), and
Lemon Verbena. This list is not complete, and other oils may
cause a negative reaction in particular cases.
This is the result of a substance
coming into contact with the skin, and causing anything from
a mild itch to burns. Once the substance is removed, and healing
takes place, there should be no more problems.
Photosensitisation (sometimes referred to as phototoxicity).
This is the result of a substance
coming into contact with the skin that can react with ultra
violet light. The result can be anything from mild brown blotches
through to severe burning of the skin. This condition can
last a long time and exposure of the skin to ultra violet
light will cause a reoccurrence. Remember that it is ultra
violet light, which causes the problem, and this can occur
even on relatively dull days.
Oils that may be photosensitive:
Any citrus oil (especially Bergamot and Lime which should
never be used on exposed skin prior to going out on a sunny
or hazy day). Others oils include: Cumin, Mandarin, Lemon,
Tangerine, Orange, Verbena (moderate), Grapefruit, Patchouli
(mild), Cedarwood Virginian, and Petitgrain (very mild). The
above oils should not be used if you plan on using a sun bed.
to avoid if pregnant: Cedarwood,
Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram,
Peppermint and Rosemary. The following oils (not stocked by
us) should also be avoided: Basil, Birch, Hyssop, Myrrh, Nutmeg,
Tarragon and Thyme.
to avoid for the first 4 months of pregnancy: Chamomile,
Lavender and Rose.
to avoid if epileptic: Hyssop,
Rosemary and Sweet Fennel (Camphor?)
to avoid if diabetic: Geranium
to avoid if suffering from high blood pressure: Rosemary
& Camphor and other oils that stimulate the heart.
to avoid if suffering from low blood pressure: most