Essential oils are concentrated substances and there are some safety concerns to be aware of. Especially when it comes to use around pregnant women, children and pets. Here are some important safety tips to keep in mind.
Also, do not apply essential oils to eyes or the mucous membranes. I recommend safer ways of using essential oils such as inhaling them or applying diluted to the skin. In fact, the most beneficial effects of essential oils occur when they are inhaled, as they stimulate the Olfactory nerve in the brain.
Finally, stay informed. Buy a good essential oil reference book and refer to it. Here is a link to my go-to book.
And another link to a list of recommended books: https://tisserandinstitute.org/recommended-texts/
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