How to Use Essential Oils – Safe Use Guidelines

HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS ~ SAFETY GUIDE

by KG Stiles, LMT, RBT, CBP, CAT

Pure essential oils have a wide range of therapeutic uses and benefits. The method applied can affect your results.

First, please remember that essential oils should never be applied neat (undiluted) to your skin. There are absolutely NO exceptions to this! This includes the soles of your feet or palms of your hands. When using oils neat for inhalation purposes please exercise care and dispense your oils on a tissue or cotton ball for direct inhalation.

CARRIER OILS for diluting essential oils is the primary method used in the USA and England for enjoying the benefits of essential oils. Carrier oils inhibit the rapid evaporation rate of essential oils and allow for the safe application of essential oils to the skin.

GUIDE FOR STANDARD DILUTION OF ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SAFE SKIN APPLICATION:

Essential Oil (EO)

Adults ~ 15 drops EO in 30 mls or 1 ounce carrier oil

Children age 18 ~ 10 drops EO in 30 mls or 1 ounce carrier oil

Children age 10-18 ~ 6-9 drops EO in 30 mls or 1 ounce carrier oil

5-10 years age ~ 5 drops EO in 30 mls or 1 ounce carrier oil

4 year age, elderly & infirm ~ 4 drops EO in 30 mls or 1 ounce carrier oil

3 year age ~ 3 drops EO in 30 mls or 1 ounce carrier oil

2 year age ~ 2 drops EO in 30 mls or 1 ounce carrier oil

Newborn – 2 years age ~ 1 drop in 30 mls or 1 ounce carrier oil

“Chamomile is the only oil I always feel comfortable and confident to use with pregnant Moms and Newborn babies!” ~ KG

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