Oils - Essentially Dr. Mom

essential oils safety

Some things to consider when using essential oils:

  • Make sure the oils are pure.
  • Keep all oils out of the reach of children.
  • Do NOT put oils in your eyes, ears or open wounds.
  • Make sure you wash your hands after handling oils – especially before you touch your eyes.
  • When in doubt, dilute the oil with a carrier oil.
  • Some oils are “hot,” such as Oregano and Cinnamon – take caution when using these and always dilute them.
  • Do NOT consume any essential oils internally unless labeled with a Supplement Facts box with dietary supplement use instructions and warnings.
  • Discontinue the use of an essential oil or lessen the amount you are using if you experience severe skin, stomach or respiratory irritation or discomfort.
  • Do not use oil on a child’s hand as they may transfer to their eyes or mouth.
  • Consult your physician before using essential oils if you are pregnant, under a doctor’s care or have other safety questions regarding essential oils.

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Remember, these are PURE, strong oils – a little goes a LONG way! Try a drop or two and see how you feel before increasing.