Our guidelines are more generous with using carrier oils than what is generally suggested. It is our belief that essential oils can work very similar as homeopathy does, that using less of the herb itself and using with a carrier oil you still receive the same benefits but on a more gentle level.
0.5% 1 drop essential oil to 1 TBS of carrier oil - Infants (6-24 months)
1% 3 drops essential oils to 2 TBS of carrier oil - Elderly, or sensitive
2% 6 drops essential oils to 2 TBS of carrier oil - Maximum daily recommended dilution
5% 15 drops essential oils to 2 TBS of carrier oil - Short term use
Please consult with an aromatherapist or medical professional before using essential oils on children under two years of age. Hot oils such as Cinnamon, Clove Bud, Peppermint and Oregano should be diluted to 0.5%, and should not be used on children under ten years of age.
THESE SUGGESTED RANGES ARE NOT RECOMMENDED DOSAGE.
Patch test: For first time use of an essential oil, a safe practice is to place a drop of diluted essential oil to a small area of skin such as the inside elbow. After application, be aware of adverse reactions for the first 24 hours. Possible reactions include skin irritation, headache, nausea, respiratory complaints or dizziness.
Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).
*All of our oils are for external use only.
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