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