How to Safely use Essential Oils

May 24, 2018

  1. Carrier Oil: Keep carrier oil available for diluting oils (EX. Organic V-6 Complex)

  2. Storage: Keep oils tightly closed & out of extreme heat & light.

  3. Keep out of reach of children: Children may not understand proper handling of oils. Oils rich in menthol should not be used on the throat or neck of children under 30 months.

  4. All citrus oils are photosensitive: Do not apply to skin that will be exposed directly to sunlight for up to 12 hours. (Neroli & Bergamot are citrus oils)

  5. Keep essentials oils out of eyes. Do not handle contact lenses with oil on fingers. Use carrier oil (vegetable oil is best) if essential oil gets into eyes.   

  6. Do not pour oils directly in ear. To treat ears place oil on organic cotton ball and place inside of outer ear.

  7. Do not pour oil directly in nose. To use in nose most oils should be diluted and gently dabbed in the lower region of the nostril.

  8. Pregnant Woman should avoid: Wild tansy, clary sage, sage, fennel, wintergreen, and hyssop. There are no documented cases of spontaneous miscarriage due to these oils but it is best to error on the side of caution.

  9. Epilepsy & High Blood Pressure: Use caution when using oils such as hyssop, fennel, basil, wintergreen, nutmeg, rosemary, peppermint, sage, tarragon, and tansy oils. Medication dosage needs to be monitored and often changed regarding these health issues when therapeutic grade essential oils are introduced in to the system.

  10. Multiple Health Issues: For individuals with multiple healthcare concerns and on several prescription drugs, it is best to introduce oils one at a time and use a higher dilution ratio.

  11. Blood Thinners: if patient is on a high dose of blood thinners always research oils before use to determine effects on circulation and blood coagulation.

  12. Cold Diffusion: When diffusing oils into a room, one should only use a cold diffuser. Heat & Candle diffusers expand the molecules of the oils and decrease the therapeutic qualities.

  13. Know the distiller: Be sure they are educated in the proper knowledge of planting, growing, harvesting, and distilling. Every step is critical.

  14. Ingestion: Only ingest essential oils that are labeled as dietary supplement (GRAS) Always follow recommended dosages & guidelines. Oils should be mixed with a fat soluble substance such as rice milk, soy, milk, or placed in a capsule with organic olive oil.

  15. Homeopathy & Essential Oils: Many essential oils are compatible with homeopathy. However, always check with your homeopathic doctor first. Oils to avoid are Eucalyptus and oils with Menthol & Camphor such as Peppermint and Lavindin (not lavender).    

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

I proudly use and sell Young Living Essential Oils in my healing practice.

 

True Essence Holistic Healing

Brynna Lyon - Certified Energy Therapist & Holistic Life Coach

www.HealingwithBrynna.com

 

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