Do not take any essential oils internally.

Do not use essential oils undiluted on skin.

Test diluted essential oils on skin area before general use.

Use photosensitizing essential oils cautiously. (i.e. lemon, lime, grapefruit)
Consult with a health practitioner before use if pregnant, nursing or suffering from any
medical condition, or taking medication.

Keep essential oils out of reach of children

Do not use essential oils internally.

Less is more – don’t overuse essential oils.

It’s important to note that all essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil prior to topical application. Long-term use of using essential oils neat (without a carrier oil) can cause dermatitis and/or sensitivity. Always be wise when using essential oils. It is highly advisable that all essential oils be used according to appropriate dilution guidelines.

General Dilution
– Safe dilution is 5% (5% essential
oil in 95% carrier) that is about 30 drops of an essential
oil in a 1 ounce bottle of carrier oil.
– For full body massage
15 drops of essential oil in 1 ounce of carrier oil.
– For children or the elderly
6-7 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil.
– For babies, drop that even more or avoid essential oils totally

Some essential oils, such as clove, cinnamon bark and lemongrass and other citrus oils are more likely to cause skin reactions than others (not everyone has a reaction). It is very important to follow instructions on the bottle, this is crucial to the safe practice of aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy Thymes,  Exist solely to offer information to our readers. It is in no way to be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease. The publisher, editors, contributors, and the entire personnel of Aromatherapy Thymes and Willoughby Print Media, cannot be held responsible for misuse of essential oils and alternative health remedies or methods discussed. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioner.