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General precautions: All essential oils and blends must be properly diluted in a suitable carrier before applying to the skin or adding to the bath. For full body massage, add 10 to 20 drops of pure essential oil or blend to 1 oz. of a suitable carrier oil or lotion. For partial body massage, add 20 to 40 drops of pure essential oil or blend to 1 oz. of a suitable vegetable carrier oil or lotion. To your fully drawn bath, add 8 to 10 drops of essential oil blended with 1-2 teaspoons natural bath gel or vegetable oil. Gently stir just before you get in. - Always keep aromatherapy applications away from eyes. - All aromatherapy products should be stored in a dark, cool environment, with caps or lids tightly secured. - Consult a qualified practitioner for dilution suggestions suitable for children under 4 years of age. - Do not take essential oils internally except upon the advice of a qualified health professional. - If you are pregnant, consult a qualified health practitioner before using any essential oil preparation. - The indications listed above are not intended to replace the advice of a qualified health professional. These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent or treat any disease.
Possible adverse reactions to essential oilsIt is possible to have an adverse reaction to an essential oil just as it is to any other natural substance. Reactions, however, are rare and it is worth noting that people allergic to numerous commercial fragrances and skin and body care products generally have no such difficulties with pure, genuine essential oils.
Toxicity: Usually by ingestion and dependent on dosage (oral use is not recommended without the guidance or supervision of a qualified health professional).
Sensitization: Allergic reactions from internal or external use.
Irritation: The least harmful response to essential oils usually resulting from topical application.