Essential Oil Safety

Essential oils are highly concentrated, active constituents of the plants from which they are extracted. They are potent enough to require that they be handled and administered with a level of care suitable for medicines.

  • Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin. You may safely apply lavender to burns, funguses and skin eruptions, chamomile on rashes and inflammations and tea tree oil on fungal conditions.
  • If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, cancer, or any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a Registered Aromatherapy Health Practitioner (RAHP, Canada).
  • Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses (ex. 1 drop per 10 ml). It is safest to consult a Registered Aromatherapy Health Practitioner (RAHP, Canada) before using oils with children.
  • Test any essential oil, diluted in a carrier oil, on a small patch of skin prior to using an oil that you've never used before.
  • Do not take any oils internally. It is against practice for a Canadian or American practitioner to prescribe essential oils internally, although there are traditional uses of essential oils commonly used in foods and beverages.

Safety Information for each essential oil is based on chemical analyses found in Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand. Please consult a Registered Aromatherapy Health Practitioner (RAHP, Canada) for safety information specific to your needs.

Tracey TieF is a Registered Aromatherapy Health Practitioner, and will gladly answer email sent to her with any specific questions or concerns regarding your use of any essential oil purchased from Anarres.