Pre-cautions when using ESSENTIAL OILS
Important items to keep in mind. essential oils ARE very POTENT, USE WISDOM:
At EOarmor.com we search out and use only the best of organic and wildcrafted essential oils prepared just for you. EOarmor.com is your shield of protection designed for you and those you love. That being said, please use wisdom and get professional advice when using any essential oil product.
Nothing here is intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. However, scientific research has established a connection between nutrition and many disease conditions. For example, we all know that if your nose is stuffy, eucalyptus in a diffuser almost always will help clear those nasal passages. But we are not stating that in all cases, for all humans, it will work every time.
Essential oils contain very concentrated properties of the herb or plant they are distilled from. For example, one drop of peppermint essential oil can be equivalent to 20 or more cups of peppermint tea. Thus, be careful and get professional advice when using any essential oil.
When pregnant. When life is within you, always take extra precautions and use medically sound expert advice on any supplements or products like essential oils.
Never place on sensitive places on body or in the eyes. Also, if on fingers, always thoroughly wash hands with soap to avoid inadvertently getting oils in your eyes—it will burn. If this happens, constantly flush eyes with cool water. If oils get on sensitive areas, wash gently and continually with soapy water. Always be careful, prudent, and wise.
Of course, keep out of the reach of children.
Ideally, store essential oils in a cool, dark location.
Here is a short-list of additional links to resources, if needed:
- http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/6/39 Bensouilah J, and Buck P. Aromadermatology. Abindon, UK: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd. Tisserand, R., and Balacs, T. (1995). Essential Oil Safety. New York: Churchill Livingstone.
- Biological activities of Lavender essential oil
- Book: Essential Oils and Aromatics: A Step-by-Step Guide for Use in Massage and Aromatherapy
- Book: Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals
- Antimicrobial activity of essential oils and other plant extracts
- In Vitro Antibacterial Activity of Essential Oils against Streptococcus pyogenes
- In vitro antibacterial activity of some plant essential oils
- A near fatal case of high dose peppermint oil ingestion- Lessons learnt
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy Data Safety Sheet for Essential Oils during pregnancy
- International Association of Professional Aromatherapists Pregnancy Data Sheet
- Robert Tisserand – world’s leading experts in aromatherapy.