Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Don’ts of Essential Oils…



While always sharing the “DO’s” of Essential Oils, I feel it also necessary to share the “DONTs” as well.   Please read through these for your safety and effective use of essential oils..

  • DON’T expose essential oils to sunlight, excessive heat, or moisture.
  • DON’T place or use near cell phones and gadgets with high electromagnetic interference.
  • DON’T touch the opening of the bottle (Orifice), instead drop oils from 3” away from palm or surface.
  • DON’T forget to see how your oils can be used (Topically, Ingestible, etc)
  • DON’T drop essential oils into ears and avoid contact with eyes.
  • DON’T use water if there is a persistent burning or the oil is “HOT”, this will only make it worse.  Always use a carrier oil for sensitive skin and young children.
  • DON’T use plastic or Styrofoam cups if you plan on drinking water with essential oils.  Due to the high concentration of the oil it can melt or damage them.
  • DON’T touch your keyboards if you have oils on your fingers, the print will rub off.   It can even melt nail polish.  
  • Use a ceramic spoon when you stir your oils into water or swirl your glass instead.
  • DON’T overuse essential oils… a little goes a long way.   Overuse can also result in negative side effects.

Please please! Do your research on how to apply and use your essential oils.   They are easy to use and a safer alternative to most synthetic drugs on the market.   They are natural and use of essential oils trace back to ancient man.  But Safety should always be first.   When introducing essential oils to your body, it is best to only try one at a time to see how you react to it.   If applying topically, try it on a small spot of the skin (the inside of the elbow) and see if your skin is sensitive to it.   Always have a carrier oil handy, there are examples in one of my previous posts.  Remember good essential oils are pure, highly concentrated oils… a little truly goes a long way and they are very powerful thus resulting in some reactions to plastics etc.  Always store essential oils in a cool, dry place and keep out of reach of little hands.

Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions. 

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