Essential Oils have quickly ascended personal skincare routines across the globe in the last few
years. It is because they allow the users to harness the best health and wellness benefits
offered by a plant in its purest and most basic form. Skin specialists and scientists across the
world advocate their inclusion in everyday self-care as the constituents of these oils sync well
with the natural chemistry of human skin and thus act as the best repairing and rejuvenating
agents for our hair, scalp and skin. However, these are concentrated substances that need to be
used in a very specific amount and sometimes in combination with a few other ones.
Aromatherapists suggest some basic dos and don’ts that should be taken care of while using
these oils on a regular basis:
● Choose natural and pure essential oils: When purchasing essential oils, always opt
for natural and pure essential oils. These oils are derived from plants using natural
processes and contain no additives or synthetic ingredients. They are of the highest
quality and provide the most benefits.
● Dilute essential oils before use: Essential oils are highly concentrated and should
never be applied directly to the skin. Dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil like jojoba or
coconut oil before use.
● Patch test before use: Before using any essential oil, always perform a patch test on a
small area of the skin to check for allergic reactions or sensitivities.
● Follow the recommended dosage: Essential oils should always be used in the
recommended dosage. Using too much can cause adverse reactions, while using too
little may not provide the desired benefits.
● Store essential oils properly: Essential oils should be stored in a cool, dry place, away
from sunlight and heat. This will help preserve their potency and extend their shelf life.
● Using essential oils without consulting an aromatherapist or doctor: Essential oils
are concentrates extracted from various parts of plants and have varied medical and
aesthetic use. However, they work best only when used in a specific quantity and
manner. Therefore, for best results, you must consult an aromatherapist or a doctor
before putting them to use.
● Ingesting essential oils: Essential oils are highly concentrated and can be toxic if
ingested. Only use them for external use.
● Applying undiluted essential oils directly to the skin: Essential oils are too potent to
be applied directly to the skin. They must be diluted with carrier oil before use.
● Using essential oils on broken or irritated skin: Essential oils can cause further
irritation to broken or irritated skin. Avoid using them in such areas.
● Frequent use of essential oils during pregnancy or breastfeeding: Pregnant and
breastfeeding women should use essential oils by consulting doctors or aromatherapists
as the oils may reach the placenta or reach the breast milk.
● Solely relying on essential oils for medical treatment: While essential oils can be
used for a range of health and beauty benefits, they should not be relied upon solely for
medical treatment. Always seek advice from a healthcare professional.
Note: For more information on proper use of essential oils or personalized consultation, please GET IN TOUCH with our aromatherapist.