Useful hints & safety considerations for using your blends
To get the most out of your blend and the desired results you are looking for, use them as often and for as long as the directions indicate. Instructions are printed on the label or given to you separately with your purchase.
You'll find that the results are longer lasting when you do, often eliminating symptoms permanently.
Using them once or twice, now and then, isn't giving them a chance to do the job they were created to do.
Little and often.
I recommend using the formula every few hours initially. Then 2-3 times a day until you are completely free of pain or discomfort.
If you have menstrual cramps every month for example, then start using your Moon Cycle formula a few days ahead - before you feel bloated and irritable.
When you feel a headache, migraine, cold or flu symptoms coming on, that is the best time to start using your formulas. Nip it in the bud.
As soon as you've injured yourself, fallen or overworked your muscles is the time to apply something like our Anti-Inflammatory immediately if you have some, to prevent or minimize bruising, pain and swelling.
Stands to reason the longer you've been contending with the the rash, pain or any persistent or recurring condition, the longer it will take for the formula to do it's work.
Because aromatherapy doesn't just mask the symptoms but gets to the root of them improvements may take a little time and patience - it may even take more than one formula to do the trick.
Stick with it.
Keep them fresh.
To extend the shelf life of your essential oils and formulas it is best to keep them in a cool, dry space, preferably out of the direct sunlight.
While you are using your formulas regularly keep them handy, though not in the car, especially in summer as the heat will destroy their potency and ruin them. All the ingredients are botanical and perishable, including the preservatives.
Blends that you use periodically - sinus, headaches, menstrual cramps or others you use from time to time can be kept refrigerated until the next time you need them. Even then check them for freshness.
An Aromatherapy Assessment reveals the causes of many common complaints which are targeted with the specific blend of appropriate essential oils for you.
Contact me if there is a particular concern you have.
Q: I'm allergic to perfumes – how will essential oils affect me?
Often the allergic reaction or rash is to a chemical component in a fragrance oil and not to the essential oil. A patch test will show you if you are in any doubt. Also muscle testing can determine which essential oils are suitable or or to be avoided.
Q: Is it safe to be in the sun with essential oil blends on my skin?
Best to delay applying essential oil blends to your skin immediately before spending time in the sun or a tanning bed. Some may cause skin pigmentation, particularly blends with citrus oils in them: lemon, orange, grapefruit and lime etc. The exception is bergaterpene free bergamot which does not react with sunshine. Other oils to avoid are angelica root, lemon verbena and tagetes.
Q: Can essential oils be applied directly on my skin?
Typically no, however one exception is lavender which may be applied neat to a burn takes the sting out instantly.
Q: Is it safe to take essential oils internally?
No. Unless you are under the supervision of a qualified aromatologist. Most of whom are in France. It is not recommended to use essential oils internally. Given their concentration levels, essential oils can be toxic if swallowed.
Q: I have High Blood Pressure - Can I use essential oils?
You can. Just avoid these oils oils or blends containing them - Black pepper, camphor hyssop, rosemary, sage, spike lavender and thyme.
Q: If I have Epilepsy can I use aromatherapy?
Avoid these oils or blends containing: Camphor (white), Clary sage, Fennel, Hyssop Peppermint Rosemary, Sage, Spike lavender & Yarrow.
Q: I'm pregnant - can I use essential oils and blends?
In the first trimester of pregnancy use essential oils for inhalation only. Peppermint or Spearmint help with nausea.
After 3 months essential oil blends with a light concentration can be used with caution.
Avoid or use with caution: Basil, Black Pepper, Cinnamon leaf, Clary Sage, Cypress, Fennel, Hyssop, Juniper, Parsley Seed, Rosemary, Spike Lavender, Sage, Tarragon and Yarrow.
Q: Can I use essential oils on my children?
Avoid using the following oils on babies and children under 3 years old or those with sensitive skin: Camphor (white), Citronella, Clove bud, Fennel, Hyssop, Lemongrass, Melissa, Peppermint, Sage and Thyme ct thujanol & ct carvacrol.
Q: Can I use essential oils on my pets?
Never, ever use essential oils on the fur or skin of animals. They are even more sensitive essential oils than children and the appropriate dilution needs to be adhered to.
If you are pregnant, epileptic or on a course of prescribed medications, it is recommended to seek the advice of a professional Aromatherapist before using essential oils. If there is any doubt about a condition that you may have, we advise that you consult your health care practitioner.