Disclaimer

Safety First!

The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of these formulas, products or oils. Products, information, and descriptions presented here are for educational purposes of the traditional uses of essential oils only and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. Individuals with serious illnesses should consult a qualified health care professional.

Safety Guidelines

Essential oils are very highly concentrated and potent and it is important to always check the specific safety data provided. Keep out of reach of children, the elderly, and pets. For external use only. Avoid contact with mucus membranes and eyes. If any essential oils have contacted your eye, wash out with a vegetable oil such as olive oil, not water.

Some oils may cause skin irritation in people with sensitive skin. It is recommended to perform a patch test before use. To patch test, place one drop on the back of your wrist and leave for an hour or more. If irritation or redness occurs wash the area with olive oil then cold water and do not use the oil.
We do not recommend the ingestion of essential oils except while under the care and direction of a qualified health practitioner.

Please note: this list is not exhaustive. If you have underlying health issues please consult with a licensed medical health practitioner before using essential oils.

Essential oils to avoid when you have cancer:
Aniseed, Basil ct Methyl chavicol, Bay Lauel  (Laurel nobilus), Clove, Cinnamon, Fennel, Ho leaf, Nutmeg, Star anise.

Essential oils to avoid when you have estrogen dependent cancers:
Aniseed, Citronella, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Lemongrass, Star anise, Verbena

Essential oils to avoid when you have skin cancer:
Bergamot (non-FCF), all sun sensitizing oils (see below)

Epilepsy:
The following oils should be avoided in individuals who have epilepsy or seizure disorders: Fennel, Hyssop, Nutmeg, Rosemary, Sage.

High Blood Pressure:

Avoid Hyssop, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme.

Homeopathy:

If you are under a Homeopathy Treatment avoid Black Pepper, Camphor, Eucalyptus, Peppermint.

Pregnancy:
Exposure to essential oils generally should be avoided/minimized during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. Later in pregnancy, use essential oils in half the stated amount. The following oils should be avoided all together: Basil, Bay Laurel, Cedarwood, Cinnamon Leaf, Citronella, Clary Sage, Fennel, Hyssop, Juniper, Marjoram, Mugwort, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Thyme (white). During the first 4 months of pregnancy, Peppermint, Rose and Rosemary should be avoided. Please consult a qualified health care practitioner if you choose to use essential oils during pregnancy.

Skin Irritants:
Some essential oils may cause skin irritation in some individuals. It is recommended that a patch test be performed before use of any oils. The following oils should never be used on the skin without dilution: Basil, Black Pepper, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Oregano, Peppermint, Pine.

Skin Sensitizers:
Some individuals may experience a heightened sensitivity and allergic reaction to some essential oils. These oils have a higher tendency to produce a sensitization reaction: Peru Balsam, Basil, Cinnamon Bark, Bay Laurel, Lemon, Lemongrass, Melissa, Peppermint, Thyme, Tea Tree.

Sun Sensitization:
Some essential oils, especially those of the citrus family, may increase your skin’s sensitivity to sun and UV light. If using these oils avoid sunlight and UV light exposure of the treated area for 12-24 hrs: Bergamot (except FCF, Furano Coumarin Free), Bitter Orange (Cold Pressed), Grapefruit (Cold Pressed), Lemon (Cold Pressed), Lime (Cold Pressed), Orange (Cold Pressed), Mandarin (Cold Pressed), Tangerine (Cold Pressed).