Safety Guidelines For Essential Oils

May 3, 2009 by  
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AromatherapyWhen used appropriately, essential oils and aromatherapy products are safe for all the entire family. As with all things in life though, some common sense precautions should be observed when using essential oils since they are highly concentrated.

Undiluted essential oils

Do not apply undiluted essential oils directly to the skin except in an emergency; for example to cuts, burns or insect bites. A single drop of undiluted Lavender, Tea Tree or Chamomile Roman oil can be used to soothe and protect from infection – but you should only apply them neat once or twice. Some individuals can become sensitised to neat Tea Tree oil if it is applied repeatedly.
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How To Store Your Oils

March 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Quality Matters

“What’s the best way to look after my essential oils?” This is usually one of the first questions asked by newcomers to aromatherapy, and it is definitely worth knowing a few do’s and don’ts on this important subject. Why? Because the way that you look after your oils affects their shelf life, so these two subjects are inextricably linked.

Providing the oils were fresh when you purchased them, correct storage is most definitely the key to getting the most out of your oils. Both essential and vegetable oils do not like extreme, or repeated changes in temperature, and having spent your hard earned cash on all those wonderful oils, you need to make sure you look after them properly or their therapeutic properties may be lost.
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