The use of essential oils is indicated for treating and alleviating the symptoms of many body and mental problems. However when essential oils are not used properly they may be harmful. For that reason prior to using any essential oils, especially when intending to apply them on the face or body, please consult a certified aromatherapist.
Some cases where the use of essential oils is prohibited or special caution is required are:
- Infants under 6 months old,
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding periods,
- Heart diseases,
- High or very low blood pressure,
- Recent surgical operations and wounds,
- Heavy mental disorders,
- Chronic disease such as cancer.
Essential oils must be kept out of reach of children and pets. They do have expiration date and in order to ensure their quality and effectiveness they must be kept in a cool and dark place, in glass, dark coloured bottles.
When you are buying essential oils check if on the label is explicitly written that they are pure – and preferably organic. Unfortunately many adulterated with chemicals or second class essential oils are sold which offer no benefit. On the contrary they could be very aggravating for the body.