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Here are some general rules to follow that I find most helpful when using essential oils:

  • Avoid essential oils if pregnant or nursing unless recommended by your healthcare provider.

  • Toddlers, Children, Seniors: Essential oils should be diluted at 1-2 percent (sometimes less or avoided completely depending on the situation or oil). Chamomile is a safe choice for kids.

  • Citrus Oils: Frankincense, Bergamot, Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, etc. Should not be applied before sun exposure. They can cause burning in high concentration.

  • Eucalyptus: This should be avoided for someone who is prone to seizures.

  • Some essential oils can interact with medications or supplements.

  • Do not Ingest.

  • Avoid contact with ears and eyes.

  • Essential Oils are Flammable.

  • Use caution when using essential oils around pets and young children