There are a few rules for safely handling essential oils:

  • Elderly people, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and children under the age of 12 should not use essential oils without a doctor's approval include.
  • If you have pets, be aware that some essential oils can be toxic to some animals.¬†
  • If you take any medications or have any health concerns, such as high blood pressure, low immunity, or epilepsy, you should also see a doctor or dermatologist before using essential oils.¬†
  • Essential oils have the potential to irritate skin.¬†
  • Do not apply essential oils¬†to broken, inflamed, or irritated skin, and discontinue use if irritation occurs.
  • Store large amounts of essential oils in a well ventilated area with a lot of air flow. Their fumes can harm a person if they become too concentrated in a space that does not have airflow.