Essential Oils - FAQs
I have heard that essential oils may burn the skin will these do so?
The essential oils in our products have been carefully combined with the salts and there should be no reaction with the skin. If in the past you have had a skin reaction to certain essential oils use only a small amount of salts and test in a bowl with warm water bathing only your hand to see if irritation occurs.
How do I pick the best essential oil for me?
How do you apply essential oils?
Almost no essential oil should be applied neat (undiluted) to the skin. "Normal dilution" is 2.5%, ie, 15 drops of the essential oil to 1oz of water or carrier oil. To help pick which carrier oil to use . An easy way to remember the conversion rate is 20/1. For every 20 drops of carrier oil add 1 drop of pure essential oil or use the conversion chart provided for larger quantities.
|Water/Carrier Oil Drops||Water/Carrier Oil tsp/Tbs||Essential Oil Drops|
|20 drops||1/4 teaspoon||1 drop|
|100 drops||1 teaspoon||2-3 drops|
|300 drops||1 tablespoon||7-8 drops|
|600 drops||2 tablespoon||15 drops|
What can I use essential oils for?
The Food and Drug Administration have not evaluated these statements. This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).