Please read through our Essential Oils – definitions and safety precautions when reading essential oils information on our website or prior to ordering / purchasing essential oils.
Essential oils are not recommended for internal use and it is important to know and follow the safety information of each essential oil.
BABIES AND CHILDREN: As essential oils are very powerful it is important to take extra special care when using on young children and babies.
BABIES up to 12 months of age:
Dilute 1 drop of Lavender, Rose, Tangerine, or Chamomile essential oil in a 10ml base or carrier oil, for use in the bath or for massage.
INFANTS up to 5 years of age:
Dilute 2 drops of non-irritant essential oil such as Lavender, Chamomile, Cypress, Geranium, Rose, Sandalwood, or Eucalyptus oil in a 5 to 10mls of carrier or base oil for bath or massage.
CHILDREN from 6 to 12 years of age:
3 drops of essential oils in 10ml of base oil, or 5 drops in 20ml of base oil is appropriate for children aged between 6 and 12.
For every 2ml of base or carrier oil, add 1 drop of essential oil.
Clary Sage essential oil increases the effects of alcohol. Do NOT drink alcohol whilst using Clary Sage essential oil, and vice versa.
Essential oils such as Sage, Rosemary and Fennel must be avoided by those who suffer with epilepsy or seizures.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE:
In cases of high blood pressure, do NOT use essential oils such as Rosemary, Sage and Thyme as they increase blood pressure.
Do NOT use Juniper essential oil on any person with kidney problems.
Some essential oils are ‘photo-toxic’ and should never be used prior to going out into direct sunlight. These essential oils include Bergamot, Lemon, Tangerine, Orange and other citrus oils.
It is advisable to do a ‘patch test’ with essential oils, by placing a diluted drop onto the back of the wrist. If there is no reaction within 12 hours then the oils is safe to use. Some essential oils which may cause sensitivities are: Geranium, Cedarwood, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Pine and Thyme.