Essential Oil Usage Warnings & Cautions

Here are some helpful and informative tips that you should always use before
opening that bottle of essential oil.

  • Always dilute essential oils before use!
  • They are highly concentrated substances,
  • Use with caution, especially around children.
  • Read these Usage Warnings & Cautions before using any essential oils.

Even though essential oils, such as Lavender, or Tea Tree may be very safe and beneficial in skin healing or treatments, you should always perform an allergy test before using directly on skin.


Usage Warnings and Cautions

  • Essential Oils usually require dilution if not already diluted
  • Do not use Oils near the eyes
  • If hands have been in contact with Oils, do not touch your face, mucous membranes, nose, or genitals
  • Keep Essential Oils out of reach of children
  • If using on children reduce concentration (dilute at least by half more)
  • On children under 2 years of age refer to Using E.O.'s With Pregnant Mothers, Children & Infants ( below)
  • Be cautious using essential oils during pregnancy
  • Avoid sun exposure when using citrus oils
  • Sensitivity to oils may vary considerably. It is best to start treatment with a lower dose or dilution and work up. Sensitivity may vary according to the herbs used. Some herbs have a mild effect while others may have a stronger effect and should be used carefully.

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Some Dilution Ratios for Topical Applications
The Prescription for Nutritional Healing recommends the following dilution ratios:

  • Baths: 8 drops essential oil for one tub of water
  • Body Lotion: 25 drops essential oil for 8 ounces
  • Carpet Freshener: 25 drops essential oil to 16 oz of water
  • Cleaning: 25 drops essential oil to 2 gallons of water
  • Facial Oil: 6 drops of essential oil to 1 ounce of jojoba oil
  • Hair Conditioner: 1 drop of essential oil to 6 oz of unscented conditioner
  • Massage Oil: 25 drops of essential oil to 2 ounces of almond oil.
  • Perfume: 12 drops essential oil to one half oz of water
  • Room Deodorizer: 25 drops of essential oil to 16 oz of water
  • Shampoo: 12 drops of essential oil to 16 oz of unscented shampoo

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Usage Notes for Expectant Mothers & Children






Uplifting, refreshing

Cystitis, skin irritations, anxiety

Postnatal use, babies and children (if oil diffused in air)


Antiseptic, healing.

Stretch marks, nappy rash, skin irritations

Advanced pregnancy, babies and children


Calming, soothing, anti-inflammatory, very gentle

Nausea, postnatal breast care, nappy rash, dry skin, insomnia, morning sickness.

Pregnancy, babies and children


Antispasmodic, astringent, euphoric, uplifting

Menstrual pain, pre-menstrual, tension dry skin stress anxiety depression

Late stages of childbirth. Postnatal use


Astringent, warming

Perineum healing, hemorrhoids, anxiety, tension

For pregnancy if secure after five months, post natal use.


Anti bacterial, antiviral, decongestant, energizing

Colds, fever, asthma, sinusitis, wounds, bronchitis

Babies and children (if oil diffused in air)


Diuretic, hormone balances

Strengthens womb, stimulates lactation, cellulite, edema

Last weeks of pregnancy. Postnatal use


Relaxing calming healing comforting

Labor, stress fear

Advanced pregnancy


Antiseptic, uplifting, antidepressant, hormone balances, stabilizing

Dermatitis, eczema, postnatal depression

Advanced pregnancy, childbirth, postnatal use.


Anti –inflammatory, soothing

Stretch marks, skin irritation, nervous tension

Advanced pregnancy


Uplifting, stimulating

Postnatal depression, uterine tonic, coughs, dry skin, dermatitis

Late stages of child birth postnatal use.


Diuretic, detoxifying

Perineum healing, stretch marks, constipation, cellulite, tension

Postnatal use


Antibacterial, antidepressant, soothing, calming, balancing, versatile

Headaches pain eczema, insomnia, and nappy rash, postnatal breast care.

Pregnancy, childbirth, postnatal use, babies and children


Antiseptic uplifting, cleansing, refreshing

Morning sickness nausea, heartburn, colds, lymphatic tonic

Pregnancy postnatal use babies and children


Sedating, warming

Insomnia, perineum healing

Postnatal use


Anti fungal, antiseptic, anti –inflammatory, cooling

Nappy rash thrush, skin care

Postnatal use older babies and children


Soothing balancing, healing calming

Dry skin, scars circulation, stretch marks, stress, anxiety

Pregnancy ,,postnatal use


Uplifting, calming

Skin care stress, insomnia heartburn, lymphatic tonic, anxiety

Pregnancy babies and children (if oil diffused in air)


Anti bacterial, analgesic, decongestant, antispasmodic

Morning sickness, nausea, headaches, indigestion

Late stages of pregnancy


Antidepressant, uplifting, refreshing

Skin care, insomnia, stress, inexpensive substitute for neroli

Pregnancy postnatal use.


Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, soothing, uplifting, hormone balances

Dry skin strengthens womb tension, nausea

Last weeks of pregnancy, childbirth postnatal use


Antiseptic, tonic, sedative, calming

Nervous tension anxiety, stress tiredness, dry skin.

Later stages of child birth


Healing sedative relaxing warming

Skin rash, nausea, heartburn diarrhea colds nappy rash

Pregnancy, childbirth. Postnatal use, babies and children


Soothing calming uplifting

Stretch marks insomnia, nervous tension, scars

Pregnancy childbirth


Antidepressant, relaxing, sedative, calming

Skin care, insomnia, hypertension, palpitations, and tension.

Advanced pregnancy

these are just a few........
for more information for expectant or new mothers: read   Essential Oils & Pregnancy

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