It’s simple to draw toward oils with solid scents when words and phrases like “all-natural” and “therapeutic” are used. People frequently assume that natural means safe, but many natural chemicals and compounds aren’t safe.
The same idea holds true for essential oils. Yes, they are organic and made from plants, but it’s important to inspect them closely before adding any oil to your diffuser. Any essential oil’s safety depends primarily on the individual using it. Still, like any plant-based product, these oils can cause skin irritation, respiratory issues, and even symptoms related to hormones.
These guidelines will help you regarding aromatherapy:
- If you have any medical conditions or are pregnant, see your doctor before using it.
- If you have allergy symptoms like coughing, sneezing, or watery eyes, stop diffusing the essential oils.
- Before applying any essential oil topically, perform a patch test.
- Apply a diluted drop of oil to a tiny spot of skin to conduct a patch test.
- Wash it off and avoid using the oil on your skin if you get dermatological issues.