Do's and Don'ts of Essential Oils

Do's and Don'ts of Essential Oils

There are some concerns you should have about using essential oils with aromatherapy. You don't have to be concerned about your health, but some simple common-sense precautions should be taken when you consider using aromatherapy regularly.

Some medical experts warn that essential oils and aromatherapy could cause rashes or skin reactions, but with Rin'GO, the oils do not touch the skin, and instead go into your nose and lungs.

Here are some expert suggestions about how to handle essential oils.

Do Store Essential Oils Safely

The potency of essential oils can be diluted and lost if they are kept in the sun, or are exposed to heat for a long period of time. Sometimes the essential oils are concentrated and could be used incorrectly if the wrong dose is used. They should also always be kept away from children.

Don't Put Edible Oils on Your Skin

The essential oils can be made from any natural part of a plant or tree, from the leaves to the bark, to fruits and vegetables. But, be careful not to rub the essential oils directly onto your skin unless it is specifically made for the skin.

For example, human oil can possibly cause blisters if put directly on the skin, and citrus oils could be bad for the skin if you go out in the sun.

Do Check the Labels on Essential Oils

Know your body, know your allergies, and always read the labels. Often, warnings should be posted on the bottles for potential allergic reactions, and a list of contents should be included. If there is an ingredient you know you are allergic to, then don't use the product.

Don't Just Rub Essential Oils Anywhere

Because the essential oils you have are natural and pure, don't haphazardly rub the oil anywhere on your body. There could be places that the oils may sting or burn. Oils that may be safe to put on your arms and legs cannot easily be put on your nose or in sensitive parts of your eyes, mouth, or genitals. Herbs that you should be careful of in that way include cinnamon bark, peppermint, and lemongrass.

Do Check the Quality of the Essential Oils

Check out the history and reviews of the essential oils you use the company it comes from and where it is manufactured. Look for a manufacturer that is a trusted source of essential oils and the history of the company. Check the ingredients, read the labels, don't overpay.

Don't Believe the Buzzwords of the Essential Oils

Essential oils use certain buzzwords, and you should know what they mean, and how they are used. Everything is "natural" and will always be obvious for anything in aromatherapy. Find out what they mean if they use the word "pure," and make sure the oils are packaged in a brown or amber bottle so the darker colors don't allow too much sunlight into the bottle. Aromatherapy doesn't cure anything so any company claiming it will treat, diagnose, or prevent certain medical conditions is not correct.

Do Let Your Doctor Know you are Using Aromatherapy

Although the essential oils are relatively safe, it is important to let your doctor know that you are doing the oils, and what you are taking. That is important especially if you are taking any other sort of medications, or have conditioned such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or are pregnant. For the most part, there will be no hazards in doing aromatherapy, but let your doctor decide.

Don't Be Afraid to Try Aromatherapy

Essential oils are relatively safe, and they do help a lot of people with certain ailments. Science has proven that aromatherapy is not a myth, and the effects can be varied. But you may as well try aromatherapy and see what it does for you.

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