We all make mistakes, whether it’s with our hair dryer, our kettle or our water. It’s part of life and like Einstein said, “you have to make dumplings to get back on your horse,” or something like that. However, we still want to give you tips to avoid making some stupid mistakes in your life. Not that you’re limited eh, but just, you do your best what. So here is what you should definitely not do with your essential oils.
1. Apply pure essential oil directly to her skin
Unhappy, at what time did you think that applying essential oil directly to your pustules would allow you to see them clear in 5 minutes watch in hand? While some oils can be applied in very small quantities and with vigilance on the skin, others are dermocaustic and will directly burn the skin, such as the essential oil of thyme, peppermint, cloves, savory, d bark of cinnamon or oregano. Always dilute your essential oil with a vegetable oil like coconut oil, olive oil, or sweet almond oil. And we do not forget to wash the patouns after each use. If you use essential oils orally, you can dilute them with sugar, honey, or even bread. It succumbs to me in advance.
2. Do not seek advice from professionals before using it
Essential oils are very powerful because they are very concentrated (not in the sense that they are focused on their math homework eh). To produce a milliliter, it sometimes takes a kilo of plants, which is enormous and can have consequences on your health if you are allergic or if you use essential oils incorrectly, because some are also contraindicated for certain pathologies. . So no more than 2 to 3 drops per day. And we ask oil professionals for advice before buying it. Especially when you know that they do not all have the same effects. For example, the essential oil of globular eucalyptus can treat coughs or bronchitis, while that of lemon eucalyptus is anti-inflammatory. In short, we are careful not to take nimp.
3. Confuse aromatherapy and homeopathy
While doing my research, I even learned that there was a clan war between homeopaths and aromatherapists, nah but it’s crazy, worse than the Hells Angels. Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic compounds extracted from plants for medical purposes, while homeopathy wants to heal by “the like” to allow the body to heal itself. Nothing to see what.
4. Exposing yourself to the sun after using essential oils
You especially want to die if you do this. Some essential oils, even just a few drops, are photosensitizing because they contain furocoumarins. They will therefore damage your skin if you expose them to sunlight. Thus, the essential oil of grapefruit, bitter orange or bergamot can cause you spots if you do a tanning session in Cap d’Agde at 2 p.m.
5. Take rotten quality oils
As we have been repeating earlier, essential oils can be really dangerous (well, they will not shoot you with a 9mm, but still). It is therefore necessary to take quality essential oils to be sure to limit breakage. So remember to always take 100% pure, 100% natural, 100% integral and chemotyped oils (that is to say that one must be able to read his identity card containing, among other things, his common name, his botanical Latin name, his geographical origin, how it was obtained and the part of the plant used). If you can take it organic as well, then it’s chives on Atlantic salmon. You can also use certain labels to choose them such as HEBBD (for botanically and biochemically defined essential oil).
6. Do not be careful about their conservation
Already, you must imagine that you should not leave all this lying around within the reach of your children, your dogs (and I am not talking about your exes) or any other living species capable of ingesting them. To keep your vials in top shape, close them properly and place them away from light. Choose vials with tinted glass if possible to avoid altering the compounds. Store them separately, especially not next to products that you might confuse, such as eye drops. Because it would burn the cornea a chouia. Keep citrus essential oils in the fridge for two to three years, in order to retain all the benefits. If the essential oils of spices do not expire (unlike the 5 years indicated on the packaging), check all the same that the smell has not changed. Essential wood oils last up to four years.
7. Use any essential oil during pregnancy
The concentration of essential oils can be dangerous for the health of the pregnant woman, it is not recommended to have baths or massages with essential oils when expecting a child. Some oils also contain ketones that can cause seizures, such as thuja, wormwood or peppermint oil. They are therefore to be avoided both in children under 6 and in future mothers. And watch out, I’m watching you.
8. Use water in the event of an accident
Contrary to what one might think, essential oils cannot be diluted with water because like any oil, they do not match too much with it. Also, if one day you accidentally make fun of lemon essential oil in your retina, don’t try to rinse your eye with water. Instead, take vegetable oils. Even the rapeseed oil from your kitchen drawer bottom can get the job done.
9. Put any essential oil in a diffuser (especially if you have a cat)
Certain essential oils are strongly discouraged for asthmatics (these big bolosses) because of the volatility of the molecules which constitutes a danger for them. The essential oils of turmeric, dill and sweet fennel are for example prohibited for distribution, while the essential oils of basil, Roman chamomile and peppermint are to be distributed diluted. In addition, cats are very sensitive to essential oils because their body is not made to eliminate certain toxins contained in plants. They can therefore get very sick, which is why it is better to use hyrdosols, essential oils diluted without alcohol with them. And we totally forget, among other things, with cat, the essential oils of pine, tangerine, almond or even clove.
10. Take a shot with
Unless you want to leave behind a great legacy, we strongly advise against this move. If by mishap, a little too dry, you swallow essential oils, do not try to make yourself vomit and once again have the vegetable oils reflex which will save you unlike water. You can also try vegetable charcoal. And don’t forget to call the local poison control center anyway, they’ll be better able to refer you than your drunk friends.