Essential Oil Safety - Rule 5: If in doubt ...ask an aromatherapist Essential oils are a powerful source of goodness and health for you and your family ...yet used incorrectly they can do a lot more harm than good. Confused as to how to use a particular oil? Have you received conflicting advice [...]
Heat, Light and Air are essential oil kryptonite! You see exposure of an essential oil to heat, light and air all speed up the process of oxidisation. The faster your oils oxidise that faster they deteriorate and the faster they can become unstable and unsafe to use.
Essential oil Safety - Rule 3: I've seen some nasty burns from people who have used a citrus essential oil on their skin then gone out for a day in the sun. One lady mixed up her personal perfume [...]
"...only practitioners who are qualified to diagnose, trained to weigh risks against benefits, and have a knowledge of essential oil pharmacology should prescribe essential oils for oral administration." [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety
So our first rule of essential oil safety is to ALWAYS use diluted essential oils on your skin. You see in aromatherapy more or stronger is not necessarily better. In fact more or stronger is often downright dangerous!