Cautions about using Essential Oils

Essential Oil General Safety Information and Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. This information is simply the educational opinion of The Guardian Dragon, LLC
Essential oils are renowned for their immune strengthening and emotionally balancing qualities. When used respectfully and according to your professional education, aromatherapy is a simple and delightful way to support health.
As purchasers of essential oils we are dedicated to knowing exactly what we are buying and selling. Our supplier tests every batch of oil we purchase with GC/MS technology assures purity and the gives us the exact chemistry of each oil. We believe this process is vital for medicinal blending and for quality assurance.
In order to ensure safe use of essential oils, please take note of the following precautions for the oils sold.
The potential safety issues of an essential oil depend on the chemistry of the oil you are using, the dosage and frequency the oil is used, and the method of application.
Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis ct camphor, and Spike Lavender, Lavandula latifolia, should not be used with anyone who is pregnant, who is vulnerable to epileptic seizures, or has high blood pressure.
All essential oils should be used very respectfully during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Special consideration should be given to the first trimester and for women who are prone to vulnerable or high-risk pregnancies. Again, any use of Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis ct camphor, and Spike Lavender, Lavandula latifolia should be avoided during pregnancy. Use essential oils with pregnant women only under guidance of an Aromatherapist and/or medical professional knowledgeable about essential oils and pregnancy.
A good rule of thumb for the public is to always dilute essential oils in carrier oils before applying them to the skin or a bath. Use a total of 1-18 drops of essential oil in 1oz of carrier.
If undiluted essential oils are used on your skin, you may experience tingling, a rash, mild to severe irritation, or burning sensations.
Immediately apply carrier oil to the affected area and wipe off. There are appropriate uses for essential oils neat (undiluted) that educated Aromatherapists will understand.
You may want to alternate the essential oils you use. Daily use of the same blend of oils all over your body for more than a few weeks is not recommended. Try alternating your favorite blends every few weeks.
A safe guideline for young children, unhealthy elders, and those with serious health conditions is that essential oils should only be diluted to a maximum of 1%, (a total of 5-6 drops of essential oil to 1oz of carrier oil).
Another important guideline is to not use essential oils directly on the fur or skin of any animals. Aromatics International does not promote the use essential oils on any animals, in any way, without the advice of a veterinarian who has studied essential oils.
The following oils sold on this website are photosensitizing: Bergamot, Lemon, Grapefruit, Opoponax and possibly Carrot Seed. Sunlight or sunbed rays must be avoided for at least 12-24 hours after application. This will vary depending on the individual person’s skin. These oils applied to the skin at any dilution will likely increase the chance of severe burns from ultraviolet light and may cause permanent uneven pigmentation of the skin.
Do not put essential oils in or around the eyes or near other orifices. If essential oil does contact these areas, immediately flush with carrier oil and wipe off excess. If irritation persists, seek medical advice immediately. The essential oils sold by The Guardian Dragon LLC are for external use only.
Essential oils should never be used internally without medical guidance.
Keep all essential oils out of the reach of children; they can be poisonous if swallowed.
aromatics International cannot promote or support the ingestion of essential oils or the use of essential oils internally in any way.
Persons who have allergies to perfumes and chemicals should proceed cautiously with oils.
When using an oil for the first time, do a skin patch on a small area of skin. You can do a patch test with essential oil in the crook of the arm or on the wrist. 24 hours is plenty of time for a reaction to occur. If redness or itching develops, you may want to try a less potent dilution or avoid using that specific oil. Place a small amount of the diluted essential oil (e do not suggest using essential oils undiluted on the skin) on the inside of your elbow and apply a band aid. Wait 24 hours to see if there is any form of reaction. Even if a specific essential oil is not reputed to cause irritation, each individuals reaction to essential oils is different. Even if an oil does not irritate your skin, it still can irritate someone else's skin.
Essential oils are flammable. Please keep them out of the way of fire hazards.
The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the therapeutic suggestions and statements about essential oils offered by The Guardian Dragon, LLC
The products being sold by The Guardian Dragon LLC are not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease and essential oils are not a substitute for professional medical care.