The information provided by Cauldron & Co. on our website and via other social media channels is general in nature and for personal information and interest only.
It is not intended to take the place of professional medical advice or treatment for any condition. Nor should it be used to self-diagnose. We recommend that you consult your doctor or other health professional if you have any health concerns or are unsure if any essential oil is right for you.
General Safety Advice
Essential oils are highly concentrated liquids. So they need to be treated with caution.
How you handle and use essential oils is important. The following cautions are to help ensure that you use essential oils safely.
Please note that this list does not constitute a complete safety reference.
- Essential Oils are flammable so keep them away from any naked flames
- Store Essential Oils in a cool dark place
- Do not ingest Essential Oils or add to any food or drink
- Do not use essential oils neat (undiluted) on the skin
- Keep essential oils away from pets or children
Pregnancy: Caution needs to be taken using essential oils during pregnancy and in the case of some essential oil avoided all together. Certain oils are very stimulating some having a diuretic effect while others can induce menstruation and effective hormones.
Skin sensitive: some essential oils can irritate sensitive skin. We recommend doing a patch test on the inner arm before uses.
If any symptoms persist ensure you consult your health care provider.
How to use Essential Oils
Inhalation. The quickest and most simple method of using essential oils. They can be added to a diffuser or essential oil burner with water. Perfect for a quick pick me up or to help improve your mood.
Massage. A beautiful way to incorporate essential oils into your life. First, the essential oil must be diluted because they are a very concentrated substance and could cause skin irritation or other unwanted effects. A full body massage blend for general use is 15 drops (adult) or 6 drops (children) of essential oils to 30mls of a carrier oil such as Jojoba, sweet almond, coconut or olive oil. Face treatment oil is 1 drop of essential oil to 5mls of carrier oil. A lower dilution is used for the face because the skin on your face tends to be thinner and more susceptible to irritation.
Bath. What could be more luxurious then having a relaxing bath in water gently fragranced with essential oils? Essential oils do not mix with water so always add your essential oil blend to a dispersant before adding to bath water to avoid the risk of skin burning or irritation. A dispersant is a substance that blends the essential oil into water, such as full fat milk, coconut milk, carrier oil or honey. Add 8 drops of essential oil in a dispersant to your bath water.