A friendly reminder not to put undiluted essential oils on your skin. My mint essential oil ate through this styrofoam cup in aroun 20-30 mins when i got pulled away before i diluted it. And it was only about 4-5 drops.
Someone once bought me undiluted tea tree oil facial pads and told me to put undiluted tea tree oil on my face as an acne treatment, and I had to show her that it stripped the paint off metal with no scrubbing before she realized why that was a terrible idea. DILUTE. YOUR. OILS.
This is a good website that explains in more depth why you don’t use raw essential oil on skin and how to dilute it with a proper “carriers” ie. Lotions, veg/coconut/ect oils and others. A good rule of thumb thought is to use a carrier that isn’t water and low viscosity. Also don’t use essential oils then go into the sun wait about 30-40 mins to adsorbed into the skin because it will boil/fry your skin.
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Also don’t put undiluted oils in a container other than the one they came in, or a different one made for that purpose. Many essential oils deteriorate in light, which is why they come in dark bottles.
People always are saying to put undiluted tea tree oil on dogs as a natural flea and tick treatment. Please don’t. Their skin peels like ours does
I have a scar on my left arm due to essential oils. A colleague at work was selling them and insisted that essential oils couldn’t hurt anyone. For the record, it burned me like it was acid.
PLEASE don’t leave essential oils where kids can get at them! They’re horribly corrosive, and very toxic even in small doses.
Sincerely, an emergency doc who has seen too many kids who drank the stuff.
Completely agree. Just because they are ‘natural’, does not mean they are safe. Because they are NOT natural in the form that is sold. They are highly concentrated forms of chemicals found in much smaller quantities in nature. The concentrated stuff is only ever meant to be used diluted, and as directed. Having had to look them up on toxbase whilst I was a paeds doc, I definitely recommend keeping them well out of the reach of children and animals.
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