Are They Safe?
Essentials Oils are safe to use, but of course there are things to be aware of with particular oils and also – because everyone is different.
- Certain oils are photosensitive – meaning you don’t put them on exposed skin, before going outside. These are mainly the citrus oils, like grapefruit, lemon, etc.
- When using on your skin, always watch for redness and dilute with a carrier oil.
I’ll just explain what I mean by ‘carrier oil’. It’s a fatty oil like olive or coconut oil, and it’s molecules are much larger than those of Essential Oils. Using a carrier oil with an Essential Oil slows down the rate the body can absorb the Essential Oil, because it has to ping pong through the large molecules of the carrier oil to get to your skin.
- Always dilute oils on children, because their skin is more permeable and absorbs the oils more quickly.
- Be careful using Essential Oils topically near your eyes. Some oils, like peppermint, can cause a burning sensation. If you are using an oil near you eye, apply with a cotton bud instead of your finger of tipping the bottle toward your face.
Are they safe for Internal Use?
Young Living has a ‘Culinary Essential Oil’ range here in Australia and these oils are TGA and Food Standards Australia & NZ approved. We also have a cookbook full of wonderful recipes, all containing beautiful Essential Oils.
Our supplements which also have essential oils in them are made from the highest quality ingredients are also approved by TGA.