When it comes to essential oils, safety is of the utmost importance, as it lessens the risk of adverse reactions to the user. The following are self-reported injuries caused by essential oils.
Recommended first aid procedures for accidental ingestion of essential oils, eye contact, over-inhalation & adverse skin reactions to essential oils.
Diffusing essential oils is a wonderful way to receive the various therapeutic benefits of essential oils via inhalation. It also makes the air in your home smell delightful. It is best to use “intermittent diffusion” vs. continuous diffusion.
There are certain essential oils that should not be used by anyone, at any-time, due to safety concerns. Do not use the following essential oils, via any route of administration.
The follow is a list of essential oils that require extra caution to be used safely.
How does inhaling an essential oil have an effect on your mind & mood?
Internal usage of essential oils should not be recommended by anyone, unless they are properly certified & qualified to recommend such use. A practitioner should be trained in essential oil pharmacology, as well as, the risks/benefits of internal ingestion. The following explains who is qualified to recommend internal usage of essential oils.