Performing a Patch Test and a Few Safety Tips.
If you are new or not sure how a blend or essential oil may react on your skin, it is always recommended to do a patch test prior to use. To do this, apply 1-2 drops to a patch of skin such as the forearm. Observe that area over the next 1 to 2 hours for any noticeable reaction; this will usually occur within 5-10 minutes. If you experience any irritation or discomfort either stop using or adjust the amount of essential oils you've used.
Prior to using essential oils, always check the label for appropriate usage and do not apply essential oil to sensitive areas like the eyes, ears, and mucous membranes. If you have a medical condition and/or you are taking medications, consult your physician prior to use.
More information about essential oils can be found here.
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Exploring the many ways to use essential oils that can be fun and helpful in so many ways.
These essential oil recipes are for you to use and draw inspiration from.
If you're a DIYer and like to take control of what you use and to make you own recipes, you are sure to find something you like for diffusers, cleaning, beauty creams, and some natural remedies.
It's amazing how just one particular essential oil has so many uses. I have yet to use them all, but I'll be sharing some of my personal experiences using essential oils and stories from others. So exciting! Have fun browsing.
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