Essential Oil Safety Disclaimer

The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of these methods, formulas, products or oils. Methods, products, information, and descriptions presented here are for educational purposes of the traditional uses of essential oils only and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. Individuals with serious illnesses should consult a qualified health care professional. 

Safety Guidelines

Essential oils are very highly concentrated and potent and it is one's own responsibility to always check the specific safety data. Keep out of reach of children, the elderly, and pets. For external use only. Avoid contact with mucus membranes and eyes. If any essential oils have contacted your eye, wash out with a vegetable oil such as olive oil, not water.

Some oils may cause skin irritation in people with sensitive skin. It is recommended to perform a patch test before use. To patch test, place one drop on the back of your wrist and leave for an hour or more. If irritation or redness occurs wash the area with olive oil then cold water and do not use the oil.

We do not recommend the ingestion of essential oils.

Special Considerations

For your convenience, we have provided some considerations. This list is not exhaustive and focuses only upon the oils used in our blends. If you have underlying health issues please consult with a licensed medical health practitioner before using essential oils.

Grapefruit: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing, non-phototoxic. 
Sweet Orange: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.
Basil: Relatively non-toxic, non-irritant, possible sensitization in some. During pregnancy, heavy dilution is needed for safety. 
Lime: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.

Frankincense: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.
Nerolina: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing, non-phototoxic. 
Rosewood: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.
Chamomile: Non-toxic, non-irritant, can cause dermatitis in some individuals.

Vetiver: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.
Cedar wood: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Safe to use during pregnancy with moderate dilution.
Patchouli: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.
Ylang Ylang: Non-toxic, non-irritant, relatively non-sensitizing.
Fennel: Non-irritant, relatively non-toxic, narcotic in large doses. No not use with epilepsy. During pregnancy, heavy dilution is needed for safety.

Thyme: Use in moderation with heavy dilution. Do NOT use during pregnancy.
Geranium: Non-toxic, non-irritant, generally non-sensitizing.
Cinnamon: Relatively non-toxic, possible irritant. Do NOT use during pregnancy.
Ginger: Non-toxic, non-irritant, may cause sensitization in some, slightly phototoxic.
Black Pepper: Non-toxic, non-sensitizing, irritant in high concentrations. Use in moderation.
Clove: Use in moderation, possible irritant.

Lavender: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.
Bergamot: Non-toxic, non-irritant, may cause sensitization, moderately phototoxic.
Lemon: Non-toxic, may cause sensitization in some individuals. Phototoxic - do not use when exposed to sunlight.
Juniper: Non-toxic, non-sensitizing, slight irritant. Do NOT use with Kidney Disease. During pregnancy, heavy dilution is needed for safety.

Modern Essentials Seventh Edition by: Aroma Tools
The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by: Julia Lawless