Essential Oil Safety

THE BASIC INFORMATION PROVIDED BELOW IS PROVIDED TO ENCOURAGE SAFE USE OF ESSENTIAL OILS. PLEASE SEEK FURTHER INFORMATION PRIOR TO USING ESSENTIAL OILS FOR YOURSELF.

 

dōTERRA pure essential oils are very potent. Whether you are applying oils topically, consuming them internally as food additive, or using them aromatically, remember that a little goes a long way. Always follow dōTERRA’s usage recommendations. These recommendations can be found here

♥ When using an essential oil topically for the first time, it’s a good idea to dilute with carrier oil to see how the oil reacts with your skin. Start with one drop of essential oil and five drops of Fractionated Coconut Oil. You can personalise this ratio with time and experience

♥ Some essential oils are very powerful, and should always be diluted with a carrier like dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil before putting them on your skin. These oils include: Cassia, Cinnamon, Clove, Geranium, Lemongrass, Oregano, and Thyme. These are known as hot oils. Dilute hot oils heavily for topical use.

♥ Some essential oils cause photosensitivity. It’s best to stay out of UV light (sunlight or tanning beds) for at least 12 hours after applying them to your skin. These oils include: AromaTouch, Bergamot, dōTERRA Breathe, dōTERRA Cheer, Citrus Bliss, Elevation, dōTERRA Forgive, Grapefruit, InTune, Lemon, Lime, dōTERRA Motivate, dōTERRA On Guard, Purify, Slim & Sassy, Wild Orange, and Zendocrine.

♥ Essential oils are generally safe to apply anywhere on your skin, but there are certain areas that should be avoided. Don’t apply oils on or near the inside of the nose, the inner ear, the eyes, broken skin, or other sensitive areas.

♥ If your skin begins to turn red, itch, or burn after applying an oil, remove the oil from the skin by gently wiping the area with a soft cloth, then alternate between adding a carrier oil like Fractionated Coconut Oil and gently wiping the area.

♥ Children are generally more sensitive to essential oils than adults. It’s best to dilute an essential oil before applying it topically on a child, and to start with the feet for application. For babies under two years of age, aromatic application through a diffuser is a good place to start.

♥ Because dōTERRA oils are so powerful, ensure that they are only used under adult supervision. dōTERRA recommends that you keep your oils in a high, out-of-reach place. Store oils with the included orifice reducer in the bottle and the lid tightly closed.

If you have any questions about using essential oils for your particular needs, talk to your qualified healthcare provider.