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Safety and Essential Oils

Essential oils are a wonderful blessing that we have received from nature.  However, due to the fact that they are highly concentrated, and a little goes a long way, it is extremely important that they are properly diluted in either a carrier oil, lotion, shampoo, or conditioner.   According to Robert Tisserand, "the essential oil in a bottle is 50-100 times more concentrated than in the plant, and safety issues apply to essential oils that may not apply to the whole plant or herbal extract." (Tisserand Institute - Safety Guidelines)  Essential oils should be treated with respect and you should always research the oils and determine the safe usage rate of individual oils. The following chart is a guideline on how to safely dilute essential oils. Two very important...