Essential oils can be powerful agents to assist with ailing many common diseases. However, proper use requires the user to take heed of some general precautions.
- Do not apply undiluted essential oils directly to the skin. As they are very concentrated, they can irritate the skin or cause allergic reactions. The only two that can be applied directly on the skin are true lavender and tea tree essential oils.
- Keep away from your eyes.
- Be extra careful when you use essential oils on pregnant women, babies and children.
- Some essential oils – especially citrus fruits – are photosensitizers, so you should avoid direct sun exposure for at least 4 hours after application.
- If you have high blood pressure, epilepsy, or a disease of the liver, kidney, or nervous system please consult an expert aromatherapist before using essential oils.