How to Use Essential Oils

Safety
• When essential oils are distilled from a plant, the oil becomes concentrated 100-fold or more, so certain properties become very pronounced in the oils. For example, it can take 100 kg of plant product to make 1 kg of essential oil from this plant.
• Natural origin of essential oils does not guarantee their safety.
• Because pure essential oils are so powerful, it is extremely important to follow dilution rates, instructions, and safety precautions.

Consult Your Doctor Before Using Essential Oil Products If You Have Any Known Health Risks.
• Do not use essential oils or absolutes undiluted; do not apply directly on the skin.
• Do not take internally. If accidental ingestion occurs, please consult your local emergency services or hospital.
• Keep all oils away from eyes.
• Keep out of the reach of children.
• Conduct patch test with essential oils or absolutes diluted in base on inner arm for sensitivities. Wait 24 hours before wider application.
• Beware of photosensitizing effects of some citrus oils—do not apply to sun exposed skin or just before going out in the sun.
• In case of irritation, flush with olive oil.
• The use of essential oils for health benefits should not be in place of seeing a doctor or seeking medical attention.

Potential Toxicity
• Toxicity is a term used to describe the potential of a material to produce harmful effects when introduced into the body through ingestion, inhalation, or absorption through the skin.
• The more toxic the material, less is needed to produce a negative reaction.
• Essential oils have a long history of safe use when dilution rates, instructions and warnings are followed.


Quality
• Our labs conduct extensive testing on the quality of the materials we produce and use in our products.
• The safety of essential oils and absolutes are related to the chemical components of each material.
• This makes it critical for high quality products to be used in aromatherapy.
• It is the responsibility of, both, the manufacturer and the customer to use aromatherapy products responsibly and follow dilution guidelines and product instructions.
• When dealing with natural products, more is not necessarily better.

Since natural essential oils and absolutes are so powerful and concentrated, they should never be applied directly to skin in their undiluted form.


Store in a cool place. No direct inhalation. Do not use directly on skin. Keep out of reach of children.

Storage Guidelines
• Essential oils and absolutes should remain in their amber glass bottles since ultraviolet light can degrade the aroma.
• Make sure the cap is on tight to prevent oxidation.
• Keep oils at low temperatures, 10° C (50° F) or below. Keep oils in refrigerator for long term storage. Warm and shake gently before use.

Shelf Life
Products are best used within two years except citrus oils (like bitter orange and mandarin), which should be used within one year.


Dilution Instructions
• It is extremely important to follow dilution guidelines as instructed.
• These dilution rates apply only to adults.
• The drops below are the total number of drops to be used.
• If using multiple oils, the total number of drops must not exceed the number given in the dilution instructions.

Bath
• Bath Tub: add 5-10 drops in bath tub filled with hot water and mix.
• Foot Bath: add 3-5 drops in small tub or bowl of hot water; soak 10-15 minutes.
• Facial Steam: add 2-3 drops in bowl of hot water.
• Sauna: add 2-3 drops to 1 liter of water.

Body
• Facial Massage: 5-7 drops per 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of vegetable oil or unscented lotion.
• Body Massage: 10-15 drops per 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of vegetable oil or unscented lotion.
• Compress: add 8-10 drops to 1 liter of hot or cold water; mix to disperse oils; soak
cloth or towel; wring out excess water and apply to skin; repeat every 15 minutes for up to one hour.

Inhalation
• Cloth: add 1-2 drops on a cloth to inhale.
• Water: add 3-8 drops in a bowl of hot water; cover head and bowl with towel; inhale.
• Ceramic ring: apply 3-5 drops on ceramic ring.
• Diffuser: use 5-10 drops in burner; light candle and leave burn for up to 5 minutes; blow out candle after maximum 5 minutes.

Home
• Vacuum: put 2-3 drops on bag or filter.
• In drawers: put 1-2 drops on cotton; place cotton in drawer. Warning: avoid contact with clothing or fabrics as essential oils may cause discoloration.