Tips on Using Essential Oils

precautions for using essential oils

  • Use essential oils with moderation and caution . Essential oils are very powerful.
  • Essential oils should not be applied to the eyes, around the eyes, or in the ears. In case of contact, apply vegetable oil liberally, then rinse with water. See a doctor promptly. Essential oils must be diluted in a fatty substance.
  • Always keep essential oils out of the reach and sight of children. For their safety, never remove the codigoutte capsule from the essential oil bottles.
  • Some oils can be irritating or particularly sensitizing. The majority of essential oils are used diluted in a vegetable oil on the skin . We recommend that you always carry out a skin tolerance test in the elbow crease for at least 48 hours before any use in pure or diluted form on the skin. If you observe a reaction (redness, irritation, tingling, etc.), do not use the mixture.
  • The essential oils of Angelica, Bergamot, Celery, Lemon, Lime, Khella, Lovage, Mandarin, Orange, Blood Orange, Grapefruit, Marigold, Lemon Verbena and the oily macerate of St. John's Wort can be photosensitizing . After using these oils, do not expose yourself to the sun or UV rays for 6 hours .

Certain essential oils can be irritating, particularly sensitizing or can present a certain toxicity at high doses or in the long term: Yarrow, Holy basil, Tropical basil, Ceylon cinnamon (bark and leaf), Chinese cinnamon, Tarragon, Cryptone eucalyptus , Eucalyptus globulus, Mint eucalyptus, Wintergreen, Clove (nail and leaf), Italian helichrysum, Bay leaf, Lemongrass, Lemongrass, Lemon balm, Field mint, Peppermint, Spearmint, St. John's wort, Parsley, Scots pine, Camphor rosemary ,Balsam fir, Mountain savory, Thymol thyme, Fragrant verbena, Ylang-Ylang…

Refer to an advisor.

non-exhaustive list

  • Generally speaking, we do not recommend the use of essential oils for pregnant or breastfeeding women, people with epilepsy, hypersensitive people or people with hormone-dependent cancer, and more generally those with health problems. Unless advised by a doctor, do not use essential oils on babies and children under 3 years old. For children over 3 years old, use them exclusively under the advice of an advisor.
  • Essential oil injections are strictly prohibited.
  • In case of respiratory allergies or asthma, avoid directly inhaling essential oil diffusions.
  • Do not combine essential oils and medicinal treatments without advice from a specialist.
  • Consult a specialist for any therapeutic indication or any oral treatment. Essential oils must be diluted in a medium such as oil, honey, sugar or neutral tablet for oral use.
  • For essential oils and hydrosols likely to be used in food, respect the following dosages:
  •     • Essential oils: 1 to 2 drops for a dish for 4 people
  •     • Hydrolates: 1 to 2 teaspoon(s) per liter of drink, 1 to 2 tablespoon(s) per kilo of preparation
  • In case of accidental ingestion, swallow several spoonfuls of vegetable oil to dilute the essential oil, contact a poison control center and consult a doctor.
  • If you have any doubts or questions, do not hesitate to seek advice from your doctor.

The information on essential oils available on our website is provided for your information only. They represent the synthesis of our readings of different works concerning aromatherapy.

They cannot in any way constitute medical information, nor even engage our liability and replace a doctor's diagnosis.