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Essential Oil Use and Dilution Guide

November 16, 2015 Petina Walsh

Essential Oil Use and Dilution Guide


Essential oils are used in many of OmMade Organic Skincare products. They are used for their many medicinal properties including antibacterial & antimicrobial, insect repelling properties and their healing properties.


Essential oils are highly concentrated and powerful substances. It is important to use with caution and dilute appropriately. OmMade products use essential oils according to the dilution guide below, based on a healthy adult.


Dilution Guide
Daily facial care          1%       5-6 drops in 1 ounce (30 ml) carrier
Daily body care           2%       10-12 drops in 1 ounce (30 ml) carrier


The use of high- quality, organic essential oils from reputable dealers is imperative. I buy my oils from http://www.seoc.com.au/ and http://www.auroma.com.au/


It is difficult to decide whether to use essential oils in pregnancy. There are many and varied opinions on the subject. It is important to seek medical advice prior to using essential oils during pregnancy, particularly in the first trimester. You may use the list below as a general guide.


Essential oils found in OmMade products that are generally considered safe for pregnancy (second and third trimesters in a healthy individual and low risk pregnancy)
Chamomile
Eucalyptus
Geranium
Lavender
Lemon
Lime
Patchouli
Sandalwood
Spearmint
Sweet orange
Tea tree
Ylang ylang


Essential oils found in OmMade products that should be used with caution in pregnancy.
Peppermint

Essential oils found in OmMade products that should be avoided in pregnancy (partial list)
Cinnamon
Clove (bud, leaf or stem)
Pennyroyal
Rosemary
Wintergreen

 


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