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General Safety Precautions & Guidelines
1. Keep all essential oils out of reach of children and pets.
2. Do not use or recommend the use of photosensitizing essential oils (Citrus variety) prior to going into a sun tanning booth or the sun.
3. Avoid prolonged use of the same essential oils.
4. Avoid the use of essential oils you know nothing about on yourself or your clients. Research and get to know the oil prior to using it.
5. Avoid the use of undiluted essential oils on the skin, unless otherwise indicated.
6. If you suspect you may be sensitive to specific essential oils or if you have known allergies or sensitivities, it may be wise to perform a skin patch test.
7. Know the safety data on each essential oil and place into context of use and knowledge.
8. Do not use essential oils during pregnancy or the essential oils should be blends by a professional health care provider.
9. Keep essential oils away from the eyes.
10. Essential oils are highly flammable substances and should be kept away from direct contact with flames, such as candles, fire, matches, cigarettes, and gas cookers.17
11. Make sure your treatment room has good ventilation.
1. If essential oil droplets accidentally get into the eye (or eyes) a cotton cloth or similar should be imbued with a fatty oil, such as olive or sesame, and carefully swiped over the closed lid. And / Or, Immediately flush the eyes with cool water.
2. If an essential oil causes dermal irritation, apply a small amount of vegetable oil or cream to the area affected and discontinue use of essential oil or product that has caused dermal irritation.
3. If a child or animal appears to have drunk several spoonfuls of essential oil, contact the doctor. Keep the bottle for identification and encourage the child to drink whole or 2% milk. Do not try to induce vomiting.