Disclaimer about Oils

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        Head Candy for the Soul is not a medical practitioner, nor does it provide recommendations or advice on health matters.  Always discuss with your doctor before using any alternative medications, natural supplements, or vitamins.  All of the information, product descriptions, and content on this website are for reference purposes only and are not intended to substitute the expertise provided by a pharmacist, physician, or any other licensed health-care professional.  

        Our essential oils are intended for aromatherapy only, for use in a diffuser or otherwise, and not intended for ingestion, external, or any other use.  To do so is at your own risk.  However, much of this information may be generally known and useful or convenient for those seeking additional knowledge. 

Children Under 30 months:
Avoid using essential oils with high menthol content such as peppermint on the throat or neck area of children under months of age.

External Use:
Although we do not recommend using essential oils on your skin, never do so without diluting it with a “carrier oil”.  A skin test is recommended prior to use.  You could place a small amount of the blended essential oil on the inside of your elbow, cover with a bandage, and check within 24 hours.  If any soreness, redness, or irritation occurs, do not continue use of the blend.

If an essential oil accidentally gets in your eye, flush the eye immediately with a vegetable oil (such as olive oil) or cold milk.  Essential Oils are not water soluble, and therefore water will not work as well to flush the eyes.  Seek medical attention if the stinging and/or irritation continues.  Some essential oils, or even residue left on the hands can iritate the eyes and damage contacts.  This is particularly true for essential oils with high phenol content such as  oregano, helichrysum, cinnamon, thyme, clove. Lemongrass, bergamot, Thieves and ImmuPower.  Never put essential oils in the ears.

If you have any allergies, take special precautions to consider if the essential oils or carrier oils contain any similar ingredients in which you are allergic.  People with allergies should test a small amount of essential oil on a small area of sensitive skin, such as the inside of the arm, before applying the essential oil on other areas. The bottom of the feet is one of the safest, most effective places to use essential oils.

Many essential oils have not been tested on humans, and therefore you should always take extra precautions when using these products.  

Essential oils do not always have the same chemical components as the plant(s) in which they are derived from.  Therefore, therapeutic results, or results in general, can vary from using an herbal product from that of an essential oil.

The following essential oils, or related ingredients, should never be used on the skin: Alan Root (Inula Helenium), Almond Bitter, Bergamot expressed, Birch sweet, Birch tar, Boldo leaf, Cade, Calamus, Camphor, Cassis, Cinnamon bark, Colophon, Costos Root, Fig Leaf abs, Horseradish, Mustard (volatile), Opoponax, Peru balsam, Rue abs, Sassafras, Tansy, Tolu, Turpentine uncertified, Verbena (from citriodora), and Wintergreen (methyl salicylate). Always extensively research and consult a physician before using an essential oil on the skin, or topically.

Pregnancy:
The following essential oils are known to be avoided during pregnancy: Basil, Bay Laurel, Cedarwood, Cinnamon Leaf, Clary Sage, Fennel, Hyssop, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Marjoram, Myrrh, Rose, Mugwort, Nutmeg, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, and possibly others.  Always consult a physician when using essential oils during pregnancy.

Pregnant women should always consult their health care professional before using essential oils, particularly those containing properties which can have activity similar to that of hormones such as sage, Idaho tansy, juniper, and fennel.

Safety:
Always keep essential oils in a secure place away from children and pets.  Although essential oils may be natural, this does not deem them safe.  

Storage:
Keep bottles of essential oils tightly closed and store them in a cool location away from the light.  When stored properly, essential oils have the capability of maintaining their potency for many years.

 

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