POINTS TO KEEP IN MIND
Dr. Daniel Pénoël’s Indispensable Precautions for the Safe Use of Essential Oils
+Never try to dilute essential oils with water. Essential oils do not mix with water.
+Essential oils must be diluted with some type of vegetable oil.
+Never let essential oils come in contact with mucous membranes or sensitive skin.
+Never add neat essential oils directly to the bath water. Always use a dispersant, or as he suggests dissolve the oils first in powdered soy milk, egg yolk or even coarse sea salt. Never try to use more than 10 – 20 drops of essential oil for one bath.
+Generally people with allergies must be very cautious when using essential oils.
+Some essential oils are light-sensitizing, so exposure to sun must be avoided after application.
+Essential oils high in menthol should not be used close to the throat, or neck on children under 30 months of age.
+Care must be taken to tightly close essential oil bottles after use and to always keep them out of the reach of children.
+Taking one or two drops of a mild essential oil of high quality, diluted in honey, does not entail any particular risk. It just requires good common sense.