Safety Precautions

Nelumbo nucifera  ~ Pink Lotus

Essential Oils are completely safe substances
when used properly within certain guidelines

However, many of the Oils are potentially harmful if misused,
so be aware of the following precautionary information.

Some Oils must be avoided during pregnancy or cases of epilepsy.

Some Oils can be skin irritants or cause skin discoloration under certain conditions.

The Oils which pertain to these categories are specified below.
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Very Toxic Oils
Aniseed, Mugwort, Pennyroyal, Wintergreen
Be extremely cautious when you must use these Oils, using only small amounts and storing them safely away from children.
Semi-Toxic Oils
Cassia, Birch, Cedarwood, Cinnamon
Clove, Fennel, Lemon, Thyme
All of these, plus Orange and Eucalyptus can also become increasingly toxic if used repeatedly over a period of time.
Avoid the following
Oils during pregnancy
Basil, Clary Sage, Hyssop, Juniper Berry,
Marjoram, Myrrh, Pennyroyal, Rosemary
and large amounts of Peppermint
Any of them can prematurely induce labor.
Also avoid the very toxic and semi-toxic Oils,
to protect the fetus.
Avoid in cases
of Epilepsy
Fennel, Sage and large amounts
of Rosemary or Hyssop
These could provoke an unwanted epileptic reaction,
IF a person has a predisposition to this condition.
Be Aware of
the Skin Irritants
All Citrus Oils (except
Bergamot), Black Pepper, Cinnamon Bark,
Citronella, Clove, Ginger, Lemongrass,
Melissa, Nutmeg and large amounts of
Cinnamon Leaf or Peppermint
Exposure to direct Sunlight should be avoided
after application of Bergamot. Otherwise,
skin discoloration may result due to
increased photosensitivity.
Persons with Asthma should use smaller amounts
of any of the Essential Oils. The amounts can
then be increased gradually if there is no
sign of an adverse reaction.

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