Using essential oils on your skin effectively and safely isn’t difficult but it can be a little confusing.
So we've put together this handy guide to using essential oils on your body.
Never use undiluted essential oil on your skin
First things first - ALWAYS dilute essential oils when applying them to your skin or scalp.
Undiluted essential oil on the skin can potentially cause sensitisation and severe skin reactions in susceptible people.
I have known of clients who have splashed lavender essential oil around like it was a cologne only to find that at some point in time their skin starts to react, becoming sensitized or developing eczema like rashes.
I have a personal theory that we all have a lifetime limit or threshold for different substances in our lives. Once that limit has been reached then sensitisation occurs on every subsequent exposure.
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For this reason I prefer to err on the side of caution and recommend that essential oils are diluted when applied to the skin.
We have written a simple essential oil dilution guide for skin applications.
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