Essential oil safety

Most essential oils are non-toxic and are safe to use at home when handled sensibly: in small quantities and low dilutions.

Some essential oils are highly toxic, even in small amounts and there are essential oils which may give toxicity if used over a long period of time.

There is a group of people who are vulnerable to possible damage from the use of essential oils. They are babies, pregnant women, young children, and people with a compromised immunity.

Some essential oils can present certain risks and they are easy to get hold of. Poisoning can happen by swallowing essential oils. Or. Dermal sensitivity can happen when a substance is absorbed through the skin.

Therefore, essential oils should be kept in bottles with droppers to avoid the danger of consuming the oil by small children.

Some people consume, say, 5 drops per day of essential oils to keep infection at bay and to make them feel good. Other people use pure essential oils topically for the same reason. Both habits may result in deterioration of liver the same way it happens with people consuming too much alcohol.

It is very likely that any essential oil, ingested in sufficient quantities, may cause serious problems.

The potential hazard of essential-oil use is limited and easy to keep in mind. These hazards should be seen as moderate dangers, that can easily be avoided. Any person who loves essential oils does not need to worry about a surprise occurrence of toxic materials in this or other essential oil – as long as the oils are genuine and authentic.

When we speak about toxicity or poisoning, we refer to taking essential oils by mouth. This is the most dangerous method of use according to the majority of responsible aromatherapists. However, essential oils are very effectively absorbed into the body, whether by inhalation or topical application, they find their way into the blood stream. It is the fact of aromatherapy effectiveness. Use essential oils responsibly and with respect to support your well-being and prevent ailments.

We do not endorse taking essential oils internally as it can cause serious issues and the effectiveness of the oils is way less than when used topically.

With all our essential oils on the website there are safety guidelines