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The Safe Use of Essential Oils

In general, when used properly essential oils are quite safe and highly beneficial. However, because their uses are still relatively unknown, people can and do hurt themselves by using these highly concentrated botanical substances improperly.

Toxicology and Safety

  • Do not use essential oils internally.
  • Do not apply the essential oil directly to the skin, always dilute with carrier oil seek advice if you do not know how to use a carrier oil.
  • Do not use essential oils if you do not feel confident in using them.
  • Make sure you keep the Essential Oil out of reach of children
  • Avoid getting essential oils in the eyes or mucous membranes.
  • Do not use Citrus type oils if expecting exposure to UV light.
  • Use only pure essential oils try to avoid synthetic fragrances
  • Do not use essential oils on infants, children, pregnant women, or those with serious health problems.
  • Avoid prolonged use of essential oils exposure without ventilation in the area of use.
  • Store essential oils and carrier oils in appropriate ways to avoid degradation of the policy.
  • If you experience any problems with your health whilst using Essential Oils, seek professional help from a registered doctor.

 

General Guidelines

  • Take precautions with and do not apply near delicate skin areas.
  • Use only pure essential oils
  • Avoid prolonged exposure in areas that are not ventilated
  • Too much exposure to essential oils, especially in confined or cramped areas has been known to cause dizziness, nausea, headaches, irritability, euphoria.
  • Store essential oils and carrier oils properly to stop degradation or the product changing from its original structure.
  • Store essential oils in a cool and dark atmosphere and always keep your oils sealed.
  • Do not use essential oils on infants, children or pregnant women.
  • We do not recommend the mixing of oils unless you have experience
  • Always perform a small test patch on your skin if you are unsure of any allergies to a certain oil. Stop using the oil immediately if the irritation occurs and seek medical help.
  • Totally avoid using essential oils if you know that you, or anyone in proximity are allergic.
  • Avoid getting essential oils into open wounds, damaged skin, burns or infected skin scrapes.
  • Essential oils should never be directly applied to the eyes or ear canals. If this happens seek medical help.
  • Always wash your hands after handling essential oils.
  • Although there is much information about it online, we do not recommend using essential oils internally without professional medical guidance.
  • Do not use cheap or fake products.
  • Only use responsibly sourced, or organic oil products.
  • Keep your essential oils, and oil diffuser products safely away from, and out of reach of children.

 

Safely using the Oil Diffuser

 

What should I do with my Oil Diffuser?

  • Keep the Oil Diffuser and essential oils away from naked flames (candles, gas, open fire etc)
  • Keep the Oil Diffuser away from any flammable products, or flammable items.
  • Always use compatible oil products, preferably organic, and clean water with the Oil Diffuser.
  • Before plugging in your diffuser; 1) switch off the main switch 2) then plug the appropriate electrical lead into the unit before finally plugging in the UK plug into the mains socket. 3) Then you can switch on the unit by using the mains socket switch. 4) You can now begin interacting with the device.
  • Start off slowly when it comes to using oils and test your body’s reaction. If you have any concerns seek medical help from a doctor or professional healthcare provider. It is an idea to use a small amount of oil on the skin to test for any reactions.
  • Make sure the room you are using the diffuser has some ventilation or the ability to open a window if needed.
  • Make sure any cables or power leads connected to the unit are not exposed in areas where someone may trip over or tug the lead which could cause the oil diffuser to move, fall or end up in the incorrect user position.

 

What shouldn’t I do with my Oil Diffuser?

  • Do not place an Oil Diffuser or oils where they may be at a risk in regards to falling from height.
  • Do not place an Oil Diffuser where they may have risk of falling into water which could create an electrical hazard.
  • Do not use an Oil Diffuser in a cramped room which is filled with possible fire hazards, for example, loose or ripped paper which could act as tinder for an electrical fire.
  • Do not use cheap or fake essential oil products.
  • Do not use carrier oils which may cause your diffuser to break. Be sure to periodically clean the diffuser to prevent mould or bacteria from accumulating.
  • Do not use if you have allergies to the essential oil you are using. Be sure to check the content of the oils you plan on diffusing. Consult your doctor before diffusing certain oils if you are unsure.
  • Do not use if you have asthma, allergies or a similar condition you may find that some strong fragrances may trigger a respiratory reaction. Stop using the essential oil if this is the case, and consider using some less irritating essential oils. Seek medical guidance.
  • Do not diffuse oils around newborns, babies, young children, pregnant women or pets unless you are sure that everything is safe.
  • Do not leave your diffuser plugged in overnight. Use the appropriate amount of water and make sure to test your oil diffuser’s automatic stop function before leaving it unattended.
  • Do not hold your face over the Oil Diffuser
  • Do not pull out or adjust the power cable for the Oil Diffuser whilst it is connected to mains. Always switch off the plug at the wall, remove the plug and then once electricity is not present you can pull or adjust the power cable that leads into the unit.
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