Chart of the Most Common Essential Oils Used in Aromatherapy:
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Aromatherapy Essential Oil Tips
- Before using your essential oils, read the directions on the label carefully. Essential oils are potent substances; they often will need to be diluted before use. They can burn or irritate the skin, eyes and mucous membranes if not handled properly.
- Use small quantities of oils; only a few drops are needed.
- Store your oils in a dark, cool place.
- Children or pregnant/breastfeeding women should not use essential oils without first talking to their doctor or an integrative physician.
- If you have a respiratory condition such as asthma, avoid inhaling the oils.
Learn More About Essential Oils
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Let’s Help Each Other! What Aromatherapy Essential Oils Do YOU Use?
Do you use essential oils of your own? Which aromatherapy oils do you prefer? Have essential oils helped you overcome a specific health concern or improved your mood? Tell us your experience in the comments section below. By doing so, you can encourage others who are seeking a particular aromatherapy essential oil of their own!
Originally published in 2013, this post has been updated.