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- As essential oils are highly concentrated, it is important not to exceed the number of recommended drops.
- Essential oils should never be taken internally without seeking the advice of a professional practitioner.
- With all essential oils, even when diluted, contact with sensitive areas such as the eyes should be avoided. If however oil does get into the eyes, wash them immediately with plenty of water and seek medical attention.
- Bergamot essential oil should not be used before exposure to the sun or a sunbed.
- Lemongrass and tea-tree should not be used on children under two years old or on sensitive skin.
- When massaging children under 6 years old, no more than 2 drops of essential oil per 10mls (two teaspoons) of vegetable oil or lotion blending base should be used, and no more than 2 drops of essential oil should be added to their bath or vaporiser. Essential oils, even when diluted, should be used with caution on children under two years old.
- All pure essential oils should be kept out of reach of children. If a child accidentally swallows any essential oil, seek urgent medical attention.
- If you have a skin condition, are pregnant, have epilepsy or asthma, are on a course of treatment with prescribed medication, or are in any doubt about any condition you may have, it is important that you seek the advice of a doctor or suitable practitioner before using pure essential oils.