Essential Oil Safety
What You Want To Know Before Becoming an Everyday Oil User
The Must-Knows about Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade EOs
STUFFS TO BE AWARE OF:
These oils are super-active in the body and will have an immediate and dramatic effect when used. They are powerful tools to help support your body's systems in returning to homeostasis.
OREGANO must always be diluted! 1:4 with FCO (fractionated coconut oil) for adults, 1:10 for kids *This is also true for clove, thyme, cinnamon and cassia.
Prep skin with 6-8 drops (per area size of about your hand) with FCO for oils that may be extra active on the skin: Breathe, Peppermint, Slim & Sassy, Lemongrass, OnGuard, PastTense, Black Pepper, Spearmint
Avoid sensitive areas of the body: Eyes, inside the ear canal, underarms, groin/reproductive area, butt-crack *I usually will use at least 4-5 drops on any area I apply any oils to on the body -like the back of the neck or chest- to allow the oils to spread easier with more comfort. This is not always necessary, but I always recommend it for dry and sensitive skin.
DO NOT apply water over areas that are irritated by oils, as this will only increase the activity of the oil. Instead, use any vegetable oil -like Fractionated Coconut Oil or olive oil- to dilute the effects.
Citrus Oils can be photosensitive when applied topically to the skin. This means if you are going to use them this way, avoid sunlight for a minimum of 6 hours, or you may end up with a bit of sun burn. No worries on ingesting or inhaling, they will not effect the skin this way. Check the label for exact timing and conditioning (exception: The lime in the InTune Blend is processed in a way that is safe to apply topically and be in sunlight)
All oils have great therapeutic value by simply inhaling them from the bottle. They have the ability to adjust our moods to however we wish at any moment :o)
Oils that are recommended to inhale as a way to create specific moods are AWESOME to diffuse in a machine throughout the entire day or night (Serenity, OnGuard, Balance, Frankincense, Breathe, Purify, Citrus Bliss, Wild Orange, ANY citrus! and so on)
We put oils on the bottoms of our feet because they have the ability to move quickly into the blood stream and to continue to create that reaction in the body over an extended period of time. (time-release)
Many of dōTERRA's Essential Oils are used as supplements in the body, and therefore have supplementation labeling on them. Refer to the label for proper dosing when ingesting.
*Not all oils are alike! The ability for these beyond organic oils to be ingested is due to their extremely high quality (CPTG) - DO NOT ingest just any oils, please read labels!
Many oils are suggested to use by ingesting with water - be sure to use only glass containers when using oils, as the oils will break down plastic materials. The only plastic I know to be safe is HDPE (high density polyurethane), but I still do not suggest ingesting from these containers, use them to store only.
Be sure to store your oils in a cool, dark, dry place away from direct sunlight. This will help protect the precious molecules responsible for the therapeutic value of these incredible oils. Keeping them stored properly will allow your oils to last longer than you ;)
(*citrus oils are extracted from the peel, and should be used within 16 months of purchase)
the products we discuss are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Please consult a licensed medical doctor of you are dealing with any conditions before using essential oils. There are some oils that you should not combine with certain medications.
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