Essential Oil Safety Tips
Safety first! Always, always, ALWAYS safety first. You wouldn’t give Tylenol to your child without checking the dosage instruction and you (hopefully) wouldn’t take a prescription without reading the warnings and directions first. While essential oils are generally regarded as safe in most circumstances, you should always read dilution instructions and suggested use. There are also some great resources out there like the Essential Oil Desk Reference, Pocket Reference, and App along with books like Gentle Babies that focus on more specific uses, in this case Gentle Babies focuses on some best practices for using essential oils during pregnancy and labor and safe application and diffusion around newborns through toddlers.
Here are some standard, basic safety tips for getting started, but please note the safety precautions outlined in this class are guidelines only.