Nature At Its Best!
Essential oils are one of the most natural and organic methods to help fight stress, mental fatigue, sore muscles and other conditions, although they are very potent. Caution must be taken if applied to the skin. Once you’ve discovered the ideal oil for your skin condition or sore muscles, it’s imperative to know exactly how to apply it. Without proper instructions, it may cause an adverse effect, or even cause harm if it isn’t applied the correct way.
Firstly, due to the fact that undiluted essential oils are extremely potent, they may leave an itchy rash, painful blisters, sores or a nasty burn on your skin. These oils are very powerful, so they need to be spread onto the skin correctly. By diluting essential oil with a mild cream, lotion or non-greasy oil, this can prevent it from causing agitation to your skin.
We’re all aware that there are many creams and lotions out there in the market that are harsh on the skin, but smearing essential oil directly onto your skin can seriously cause an overdose! Your skin will absorb the oil very quickly, so if it’s not diluted, your skin may break out! Another important thing to remember is to avoid any overexposure to the sun after you’ve applied the diluted mixture to your skin, and in particular, if you’ve applied too much which can lead to skin problems.
Essential oils are powerful therapeutic agents, but it’s important to always make sure that they’re out of reach from little hands. As you can imagine, spreading essential oil directly onto a child’s skin can be dangerous and can cause a nasty, fierce rash. It can also be lethal for a child to swallow it. If this scenario occurs, you must contact your nearest emergency medical personnel immediately.
When applying the diluted mixture, make sure that you keep it well away from your eyes, ears and nose. Once again, the essential oil should not be ingested or be allowed to enter your body internally and this will ensure that there is absolutely no possibility of an overdose. Some people who have extremely sensitive skin may choose to use gloves when aiding another person so that the essential oil won’t be absorbed through their fingers.
Because using citrus oils can cause extreme sensitivity to the suns exposure, my suggestion would be to avoid sun baking outside or using a tanning booth after use.
Once you’ve purchased your essential oils, make sure you test them first on a small section of your skin. Just dab a small portion of the diluted mixture onto your arm, and if within 24 hours you get a nasty reaction, stop using it. This method also applies to any other skin cream, lotion or oil that you may use. Observe for any irritation for up to twenty four hours to make sure they’re safe for topical use. This method also applies to essential oils that you use in aromatherapy.
Even though essential oils are a natural therapeutic remedy for good health and well being, it’s always important to use the oils safely!