HOW TO SAFELY USE ESSENTIAL OILS
Before skin application, essential oils should be properly diluted
- you can dilute them in carrier or base oils (the most commonly used are fractioned coconut, almond, argan, jojoba, olive and avocado oil… but the choice is huge, choose the one you think suits you best).
- you can also use a cream, lotion, ointment, shampoo or similar care product as a base
- less is more: dose carefully and start by adding a smaller amount of oil to the base and increase the amount gradually until reaching a point of toleration
Essential oils do not need to be diluted for use in a diffuser or aroma lamp.
- Less is more, still: start with a smaller amount of essential oil in the diffuser and increase until you reach the desired effect.
- You can make your own diffuser blends based on the properties of certain oils or by choosing scents that appeal to you the most.
Essential oils are not intended for oral use.
- KAIAA urges you to never ingest essential oils! Use them diluted in cosmetic products, diluted in carrier oils or. Undiluted, use them in diffusers or aroma lamps.
CAN I REACTION BADLY TO ESSENTIAL OILS?
- Unfortunately, yes. Although natural, essential oils still contain compounds to which we may be hypersensitive or allergic to. If you are aware that you are allergic to a certain plant, you will probably react badly to the essential oil obtained from that plant.
- If you notice unusual skin or respiratory difficulties after using essential oils, KAIAA asks you to stop for the time being. Consult an expert and assess if you may be having an allergic or hypersensitive reaction to a certain compound of essential oils. If not, carry on as usual!