Essential oils are found in so many natural skincare products these days yet, despite their widespread use, they are often used in ways which are far from safe:
Four Tips To Using Essential Oils
Here are our four key tips to be aware of when it comes to essential oils:
1: Remember the dose. The most important factor when it comes to how safe essential oils are is the concentration in which they are used. In general, they should never be used undiluted and if any skincare product using essential oils smells too strong, avoid!
2: Never ingest. Some essential oils can cause poisoning when inhaled or exposed to the skin, ingesting them exposes the body to an even greater concentration.
3: Never mix up your own. You wouldn’t mix up medicines, and the same should apply here. Essential oils are potent and should always be handled with care.
4: Babies, children and expectant mothers should be especially careful around essential oils. Most essential oils - but in particular eucalyptus and peppermint oils - must be avoided around children and those in pregnancy should avoid oils such as pennyroyal, camphor, cinnamon and clary sage which may induce labour.
At Four Cow Farm, when it comes to essential oils, we always err on the side of caution. Any essential oil we use is always carefully selected and used in a very low dosage. We only select the purest organic essential oils from trusted suppliers and every skincare recipe is crafted to ensure that the ingredients are as safe as possible.