Storing Essential Oil

Essential oils should be stored in a cool, dark place. Many oils are sensitive to Ultra Violet light and should be stored in dark glass bottles. The oils should be stored OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Some oils are toxic if swallowed neat. Essential oils should never be stored in plastic bottles. The oils should not be stored with the droppers in place as the vapors may corrode the dropper. If stored properly essential oils, can be kept for about 2 years or more. Some citrus oils, eg. lemon, orange and lime will not keep for as long.

Safety Information

Essential oils are highly concentrated liquids that can be harmful if not used carefully. By treating essential oils as medicines and following the steps outlined below, you will be well on your way to safely enjoying the many benefits that aromatherapy can offer.

These safety guidelines are not a complete safety reference for the proper use of essential oils. When in doubt, consult your physician and/or a qualified and trained aromatherapy practitioner.

Do not use undiluted essential oils on the skin. Some oils can cause sensitization or allergic reactions in some individuals. When using a new oil for the first time, do a skin patch on a small area of skin. Place a small amount of the diluted essential oil on the inside of your elbow and apply a bandage. Wait 24 hours to see if there is any form of reaction. Some essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy or by those suffering from asthma, epilepsy, or with other health conditions.

When using essential oils, use the smallest amount of essential oils that will get the job done. Do not use two drops, if the job is done from one drop. Not all essential oils are suitable for use in aromatherapy. Keep essential oils away from the reach of children. Keep them out of the way of fire hazards.

Essential oils should not be taken internally and should only be taken internally after receiving a detailed consultation and prescription from a trained and qualified aromatherapy practitioner.


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