Using Essential Oils Safely

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Using dōTERRA essential oils have  provided amazing benefits for my familys and friends. When people try them for the first time  I have found that they ALWAYS go into this skeptical, but they return AMAZED at the benefits they are now experiencing. I love  that I am providing natural solutions to concerns or ways to make my home a place with less chemicals (cleaning products) for  my family.

DISCLAIMER:  The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only.  The contents are not intended to provide a professional medical diagnosis, opinion or to recommend any particular course of treatment

As you begin to use essential oils you need to take the following precautions.

  • Keep oils out of the reach of children.
  • Use only 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oils.
  • Follow all label warnings and instructions.
  • Essential oils should not be used in the eyes, on open wounds or in the ear canal
  • Keep essential oils away from the eyes.  After applying oils, keep hands away from eyes.
  • Dilute oils when using on infants, young children and those with sensitive skin.
  • Do not use on a child’s hands as they may transfer oils to the eyes, additionally, cover a baby’s feet with socks after applying oils so they will not put their feet into their mouth.
  • Some oils are “hot” such as cassia, cinnamon and oregano.  Always use caution and dilute.
  • Many essential oils are just as effective when diluted down to 5%. I have a previous post about carrier oils and dilutions you can read.
  • If redness or irritation occurs when using topically, apply vegetable oil (olive, coconut or almond oil, etc) to the affected area.
  • Do NOT consume an essential oil internally unless the product is FDA approved as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe). Many doTERRA oils may be used internally. Look at the bottle for this information if you  are not sure.
  • Avoid the sun after using citrus oils which cause sun sensitivity.
  • Consult with your physician before using essential oils,  particularly if you are pregnant or under a doctor’s care.
  • If pregnant, avoid most essential oils without doing further research.
  • Do your research if you even if you are not pregnant.  😉 Empower yourself!!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Essentially Nanna – Barbara

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What are essential oils?

I have copied this information from doTERRA to help explain what essential oils are.  http://www.doterra.com/sgen/essentialDefinition.php  There is more information on this site should you decide to go to this link telling about essential oils throughout history for example.

Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. If you have ever enjoyed the gift of a rose, a walk by a field of lavender, or the smell of fresh cut mint, you have experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. In addition to giving plants their distinctive smells, essential oils provide plants with protection against predators and disease and play a role in plant pollination.

Essential oils are non water-based phytochemicals made up of volatile aromatic compounds. Although they are fat soluble, they do not include fatty lipids or acids found in vegetable and animal oils. Essential oils are very clean, almost crisp, to the touch and are immediately absorbed by the skin. Pure, unadulterated essential oils are translucent and range in color from crystal clear to deep blue.

Try this at home: Squeeze the peel of a ripe orange. The fragrant residue on your hand is full of essential oils.

In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Modern scientific study and trends toward more holistic approaches to wellness are driving a revival and new discovery of essential oil health applications.

dōTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils represent the safest, purest, and most beneficial essential oils available today. They are gently and skillfully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade dōTERRA essential oils.