We all absolutely love the invigorating scent of Eucalyptus, the soothing aroma of lavender; we've likely grown up with the notion that essential oils provide so many positive effects. But what happens when they're used incorrectly?
In this article we dive into safe uses for essential oils + some of our products containing them.
Essential oils are powerful, concentrated liquids derived from plants, barks + flowers that can be used in a variety of ways. They are often used therapeutically and to cleanse the air. Some people use them as an all-natural bug repellent or to treat skin conditions.
However, essential oils can also be harmful if you use them improperly or without proper safety precautions. They may cause reactions such as skin irritation, allergic reactions and asthma attacks! Yikes! Burning, ingesting or inhaling essential oils that are undiluted can cause harm to yourself, pets and children.
When we create our formulations, we ensure that we are following strict dilution guidelines, each one varying dependent upon the essential oil we are using. This ensures we provide you with all the therapeutic effects of the oil without any risk of irritation.
If you're using essential oils for therapeutic purposes, it's important to talk with your doctor before using them on yourself or your children because some essential oils may interact negatively with prescription drugs or have other side effects that aren't well understood yet.
Here are some tips for safely using essential oils:
- Always research the essential oil first for safe usage rates
- When purchasing skincare, look at the ingredients for a carrier oil
- Ask the supplier if they use essential oils safely
- Never put essential oils directly on the skin without using a carrier oil first
- Inform yourself of what essential oils are safe for use around pets + children
- Never burn essential oils!
Essential oils in the home can have an incredibly positive impact on your mind, body + spirit when used correctly. At Pink Posh Fox, we take pride in our rigorous research, development + testing of every formulation. It takes time to learn how to maximise the therapeutic effects of essential oils while still adhering to sensitive skin safe formulations. We have gotten it down to a science at PPF so you can always feel safe purchasing products from us that contain essential oils!