Essential oils are potent gifts from nature that can often be more powerful than expected. In order to prevent misuse of these precious oils and ensure their maximum benefit, please follow precautions.
Do not put essential oils directly in eyes or ear canal, it will burn.
If an essential oil gets in your eye, put milk or a carrier oil around the eye for relief. Do NOT use water as oil and water don’t mix!
If an essential oil feels hot to the skin, immediately apply a carrier oil on the area for relief.
If a rash occurs at any time after application of an oil, refrain from applying topically for a few days, and start back slowly with dilution of a carrier oil.
Pregnant women, epileptics, and those with high blood pressure should consult their reference books or a knowledgable essential oil health care practitioner as there are a few oils that should be avoided.
Citrus oils are photosensitive, so if applied topically, avoid being in the sun for a long period of time.
If taking medication on a regular basis, or have a medical condition, always consult your doctor.
Let’s talk about carriers! Carrier oils are fatty vegetable oils used for dilution. There are many to choose from including olive oil, sweet almond oil, grapeseed, coconut, and jojoba oil. Each have their own benefits.
See dilution instructions on each bottle. Some of Young Livings essential oils can be applied neat (without dilution) and others need to be diluted 4 to 1 for adults and up to 30 to 1 for infants. Dilute essential oils with Young Living’s V6 Vegetable Oil complex in your palm.
Topical locations: Do not ever rub or drop oils in the eyes or ears. If an essential oil gets in the eye, put a dab of a fatty carrier oil like olive, jojoba, almond, sesame or grapeseed oil around the outside of the eyelid. Do NOT use water. The fatty oil will cut the essential oil and take away the burn in seconds.
Photosensitive oils: Certain oils were created by God to capture and hold the power of the sun. Be sure to apply where the sun doesn’t shine so you don’t get a sunburn. These include citrus oils like:
- Orange, lemon, tangerine, yuzu, bergamot, grapefruit, line and neroli
Skin sensitivity: We suggest doing a skin-patch test first and if you’re brand-new to essential oils, start slowly. Too much can cause a detox reaction of a headache, rash, upset stomach or diarrhea. This is uncomfortable but not harmful; the essential oils are just cleaning out all the junk (detoxing). But because detox can be uncomfortable, we suggest starting slowly.