Essential oils excel with the unique
capabilities that can significantly contribute to your feelings of health and
well-being. When you want to use them it is necessary to follow and consider
several steps. You will avoid the complications which may be caused by the
If you are just starting with the
essential oils, please do not try everything at once. Start gradually and
slowly, step by step, and discover the wonderful world of the essential
- If are you just going to use and apply
some of the essential oils or blends, please concentrate yourself. Do
only one thing at the time. Essential oils are the fantastic gifts from nature
but at the same time they are highly concentrated. Therefore in order to serve
you well when you use them, it is necessary to have basic knowledges of them. It
requires certain skills, attention but also humility and common sense.
- Remember that every one of us is unique
and therefore can respond very differently to the same dosage and
methods of application. Please proceed slowly and with caution. If you are
unsure about something please seek after professional help. (link)
- Store the bottles with oils closed in a
cool and dark place. Then the essences keep their quality and strength
for many years. Keep out of the reach of children.
- When using essential oils have also
ready pure vegetable oil. If the essential oil causes you any
discomfort or hits a sensitive site, irritates your skin or mucous membranes,
dilute it immediately with this vegetable oil. The water would not dilute the
oil but it could in the contrary intensify its effects and problems would become
- Do not apply any oils to the eyes and
their surroundings. Never put directly into the ears. In case of eye
contact, rinse well with vegetable oil and seek for medical advice and help.
Even a small amount of oil may injure the eyes and also can damage the contact
- Essential oils rich in
menthol, such as peppermint should not be applied especially to
the neck of children younger than 24 months.
- If your skin will be exposed to direct
sunlight or UV radiation during the next 24 to 48 hours please avoid
of the use of essential oils that are photosensitive (angelica and citrus –
orange, lemon, grapefruit, mandarin, bergamot). It may create rashes or cause
- People with high blood pressure and
epilepsy should first consult the use of essential oils with
the doctor. Also please use with particular caution oils with high
levels of ketones such as basil, rosemary and sage.
- The essential oils called
“hot” such as cinnamon, oregano, thyme and orange, must be
always diluted for children and adults.
- Sole of the foot is safe place for the
application of oils for adults.
- Pregnant women should first consult the
use of the essential oils with the doctor.
- Direct inhalation of the essential oils
is not recommended to the asthmatic people.
- Internal use of the essential oils is generally
considered as safe in many countries (not EU). If you intend to consume more
than a few drops of diluted essential oil, we recommend you to consult it with
your doctor. If you are living in the EU do not use the essential oils
- In the case that a child swallows the
essential oil, give her / him to drink milk or other dairy product and
seek immediately for medical help.
- If you are using the essential oil for bath,
use 1–5 drops, before using it stir in the salt, gel, or other emulsion.
Otherwise you risk that oil will float as the „eye“ on the surface and it
can cause serious problems to sensitive skin. Generally use not more than
10 drops per bath.
- Some individuals can exceptionally suffer the
allergic reactions and rashes when start with the use of quality essential oils.
Those problems can be caused as reactions to presence chemical residues from
personal care products and cosmetics.
- In case of daily use of the essential oils, it
is necessary to stop use personal hygiene products containing ammonia or
chemical based hydrocarbons, because they contain a quaternary compound (e.g.
benzalkonium chloride), which may cause death after ingestion.
- If your body faces the hyperacidity – the pH
is too low than the reaction to any oil may be weaker or even slightly