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All of our advice has been provided on the basis that there are no known contra-indications to treatment. If you have any health problems or are taking any medication you should seek advice from your healthcare provider prior to using aromatherapy. We would also advise that you make an appointment with a local aromatherapist who will be able to take a full case history and offer you tailored treatment advice.

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The following safety precautions are guidelines only. You should consult with an Aromatherapist about safe essential oil usage.   Always inform your primary care physician what you are using to check that this is conducive to his/her prescribed therapy and medications.

  • Keep Essential Oils in a secure place away from fire, heat, sunlight & humidity, and from children and pets.
  • The term ‘natural’ does not guarantee safety, read and follow instructions carefully.
  • Unless otherwise stated, never use essential oils on your skin without diluting the essential oil with a carrier oil.
  • A patch test is recommended prior to use. Place a small amount of the blended oil on the inside of your elbow, cover with a bandage and check in 24 hours. If you experience any soreness, redness or irritation do not use the blend. Consult an aromatherapist to obtain assistance in determining what essential oil you should use.
  • If an essential oil or essential oil blend gets into your eye, flush the eye immediately with clean water or cold milk. Seek immediate medical attention if the stinging and/or irritation continues.
  • If you are allergic to certain foods, do not use essential oils or carrier oils that come from those foods.
  • The following essentials oils should never be used on the skin without consultation with an aromatherapist:
      • Alan Root (Inula helenium)
      • Almond bitter
      • Bergamot expressed
      • Birch sweet, Birch tar
      • Boldo leaf
      • Cade
      • Calamus
      • Camphor (brown, yellow, unrectified)
      • Cassis
      • Cinnamon bark
      • Colophon
      • Costos Root
      • Fig Leaf abs
      • Horseradish
      • Mustard (volatile)
      • Opoponax
      • Peru balsam
      • Rue abs
      • Sassafras
      • Tansy
      • Tolu
      • Turpentine unrectified
      • Verbena (from citriodora)
      • Wintergreen (Methyl salicylate)
    • Many essential oils have not been tested on humans, thus always take precautions with using Aromatherapy.
    • Essential oils do not necessarily have the same healing properties of the plant it comes from. Herbal products sometimes contain different chemical components than the essential oil derived from the same plant. Therapeutic results may be experienced when using an herbal product from that of a blended essential oil.
    • Do not add essential oils directly into water in a bath.  Essential oils are not water soluble.  Always dilute in a carrier oil or a solubilizer before adding into the water.  This is to ensure that your chosen essential oils will be dispersed and will not cause any unpleasant experience.  The following essential oils must be diluted / solubilised when used in a bath:
      • Aniseed
      • Black pepper
      • Camphor (rectified)
      • Citronella
      • Clove
      • Eucalyptus globus
      • Ginger
      • Juniper
      • Peppermint
      • Pimento
      • Sage
      • Savory
      • Spearmint
      • Thyme
    The following essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy:
    • Basil
    • Cedarwood
    • Clary Sage
    • Fennel
    • Jasmine
    • Lavender
    • Marjoram
    • Myrrh
    • Rose
    • Rosemary
    • Sage
    • Thyme
    The following essential oils should be avoided if you have epilepsy:
      • Cajaput
      • Champhor
      • Eucalyptus
      • Fennel
      • Hyssop
      • Peppermint
      • Rosemary

      Use a variety of essential oils and make sure you take breaks from the essential oils you use often. This is to avoid sensitization and irritation. 

      Please note that Botanium Care Ltd accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products or for any reliance on the information provided by us via our website or other social media channels.

      Essential oils are highly concentrated, powerful liquids. Their potency must be respected and they can be toxic if used incorrectly. The way you handle and use essential oils is very important. Please read the following advice to help ensure that you use essential oils safely and effectively. Please note that this list does not constitute a complete safety reference. If you are unsure please contact Botanium Care Ltd or a qualified local aromatherapist for more advice.

      • Essential oils are flammable liquids.
      • Keep out of the reach of children.
      • If you have a medical condition and are taking any medication or undergoing any type of medical treatment you should check with your doctor and a qualified aromatherapist to ensure that it is safe to use aromatherapy in conjunction with your prescribed treatment.
      • Always consult a qualified aromatherapist before using essential oils with babies and children.
      • Never take essential oils orally and avoid all contact with the mouth area and eyes.
      • Essential oils should never be applied undiluted to the skin as they can cause irritation (there are only a couple of exceptions to this rule i.e. Lavender and Tea Tree). Follow all recipes and methods carefully and do not increase the amount of essential oil recommended.
      • Certain essential oils (i.e. spices) can cause skin irritation for people with sensitive skin. If you have sensitive skin we recommend performing a small patch test prior to using any new oil or product.
      • Most citrus essential oils such as lemon, bergamot and orange etc are phototoxic.  This means they can cause skin sensitisation and skin discolouration in bright sunlight. These oils should be not be applied to the skin before direct exposure to sunlight.

      Please feel free to contact us If you would like any further information or advice.  We will do our best to offer assistance.