PART ONE: DISCLAIMER
1. I do not claim to be a medical practitioner. I do not diagnose, treat or prescribe any medical treatment or advice. Any opinions given in this forum is just that, opinions based on what has and has not worked for me and others I know. Please contact your physician before using essential oils to treat an illness for yourself or others. The safety precautions below are guidelines only.
2. I do not advise you use the information contained within this site, or any other site, for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis, without first talking to your doctor.
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PART TWO: ESSENTIAL OIL SAFETY
1. Store essential oils in a secure place away from children and pets.
2. Be aware that skin irritations are rare but if you have any kind of side effect, reduce the use of the oils or take a break as it is most likely due to your body detoxing.
3. The following essential oils should be avoided or used with caution during pregnancy and while breastfeeding: aniseed, basil,birch, calamus, camphor, cassia, cinnamon bark, hyssop, Idaho tansy, jasmine, lavandin, mugwort, parsley, pennyroyal, rosemary, sage, tansy, tarragon, thuja,thyme, wintergreen, wormwood. Use the following oils with caution: angelica,cedarwood, chamomile (German/blue), cistus, citronella, clary sage, clove bud,cumin (Black), cypress, davana, fennel, bay laurel, marjoram, mountain savory,myrrh, nutmeg, peppermint, rose, spearmint, vetiver, yarrow. Peppermint on the abdomen should be avoided during the third trimester of pregnancy.
4. Read and follow all instructions carefully.
5. Always take precautions with using aromatherapy.
6. Unless otherwise stated, never use essential oils on your skin without diluting the essential oil with a carrier oil. A skin test is recommended prior to use. If you experience any soreness, redness or irritation do not use the blend.
7. If an essential oil or essential oil blend gets into your eye, flush the eye immediately with a carrier oil or cold milk. Seek medical attention if the stinging and/or irritation continues.
8. Do not use more than 2 drops of the following essential oils when used in a bath the first time: Aniseed, Black pepper, Camphor (rectified), Citronella, Clove, Eucalyptus globulus, Ginger, Juniper berry, Peppermint, Sage, Spearmint, Thyme.
9. If allergic to certain foods, do not use essential oils or carrier oils that come from those foods.
10. The following essential oils should be avoided if you have epilepsy: Cajeput, Camphor, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Peppermint, Rosemary