Essential oils are very concentrated substances. One drop can be powerful enough to relieve an itchy bug bite, soothe a burn, or stop a cold in its tracks. It is natural to assume that because essential oils originate from plant sources they are without risk, but this is not always the case. Essential oils have the potential to cause minor reactions, such as skin irritation, or more serious consequences like respiratory failure and cancer, when not used appropriately. Some of the major areas of concern include, “overdose, neurotoxins, inhaled allergens, adverse skin reactions, and carcinogens.
Properly Diluting Essential Oils
Even essential oils with strong safety concerns can be used safely if properly diluted. Knowing how to dilute properly will help us use essential oils safely.
Concentrated substances are rarely intended for use “as is” – and essential oils are no different. There is almost never a time when you would not want to dilute the potency of an essential oil. Diluting essential oils is done by adding a drop (or more) of the essential oil into a carrier oil, such as jojoba oil (more on carrier oils next). This not only provides a good medium for the oil to absorb into the skin, but spreads the oil over a larger surface of your skin for more effect.
Bottom Line: Exercise caution and do your research before using essential oils on the skin, even undiluted.
Photosensitivity of Certain Oils
Always include a caution on my recipes that include citrus oils that they may make the skin more sensitive to the sun. These oils have certain constituents that can make the skin more sensitive to UV light and can lead to blistering, discoloration of the skin or burning more easily from minor sun exposure.
Though the risk of photosensitivity or phototoxicity varies based on the way the oil was distilled, oils generally considered photosensitive are: orange, lime, lemon, grapefruit, and bergamot.
Internal Use of Essential Oils
This will be a controversial point, but many essential oils are not safe for internal use and others should be used with extreme caution. Since essential oils are the equivalent of 10-50 cups of herbal tea (depending on the herb) or 20x the recommended dose of an herbal tincture of the same herb, they should only be taken internally in situations where they are absolutely needed and with extreme care (and under the guidance of a trained professional).
Here’s the thing- essential oils are extremely potent plant compounds that can have a very dramatic effect on the body. Many online sources tout their “antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal” properties. You know what is teeming with many types of bacteria?
Our Candles are Created from an Organic Soy Wax
we use pure essential oils and fragrances that are Phthalate Free
(contain none of the bad stuff)
These 3 things are what make our candles different that the ones you find in the store.
Our candles are priced like one you find in the discount stores BUT we are providing a quality handmade clean burning candle.
Aesthetic Candles founded in 2011 by Roberta(Robie) Waterworth
Our Mission has not changed, we continue to find ways to offer new and interesting scent candles. We have never increased our prices. We offer value and quality, plain and simple, no gimmicks.
Our intent is to provide you the soothing and relaxing experience; what candles are known for, but also provide you all these benefits in a much healthier way (without adversely affecting our environment.
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Wedding Candles? We create them just for you http://www.aesthetic-candles.com/wedding-candles
Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The Hernando County Farmers Market
Saturday, May 6 12 Noon – 4PM
Spay-Ghetti & No Balls Luncheon & Fundraiser
Hudson Eagles Lodge # 3997, 6840 Beach Blvd, Hudson.