GUIDELINES FOR THE SAFE USE OF
YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS.
1. Always keep a bottle of V-6 Vegetable Mixing Oil, Massage
Oil Base or any pure vegetable oil handy when using essential
oils. Vegetable oils dilute essential oils if they cause discomfort
or skin irritation.
2. Keep bottles of essential oils tightly closed and store
them in a cool location away from light. If stored properly,
essential oils will maintain their potency for many years.
3. Keep essential oils out of reach of children. Treat them
as you would any product for therapeutic use.
4. Do not use essential oils rich in menthol (such as peppermint)
on the throat or neck area of children under 30 months of
5. Direct sunlight and essential oils. Lemon, bergamot, orange,
grapefruit, tangerine, White Angelica and other citrus oils
may cause a rash or darker pigmentation if applied to skin
exposed to direct sunlight or UV rays with 3 to 4 days of
6. Keep essential oils away from eye area and do not put
into ears. Do not handle contact lenses or rub eyes with essential
oils on fingers. Oils with high phenol content – oregano,
helichrysum, cinnamon, thyme, clove. Lemongrass, bergamot,
Thieves and ImmuPower – may damage contacts and irritate
7. Pregnant women should consult their health care professional
before using essential oils containing constituents with hormone-like
activity, such as clary sage, sage, Idaho tansy, juniper and
8. Epileptics and those with high blood pressure should consult
their health care professional before using essential oils.
Avoid using hyssop, fennel and Idaho tansy oils.
9. People with allergies should test a small amount of oil
on a small area of sensitive skin, such as the inside of the
arm, before applying the oil on other areas. The bottom of
the feet is one of the safest, most effective places to use
10. Before taking GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) essential
oils internally, always dilute with an oil-soluble liquid
like honey, olive oil or soy milk.
11. Do not add undiluted essential oils directly to bath
water. Use Bath Gel Base as a dispersing agent for oils in
Obligatory Disclaimer: The information in this handout is
intended for educational purposes only. These statements have
not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These
products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent
any disease. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness or
injury should consult with a physician. THESE SUGGESTED USES
APPLY ONLY TO THE USE OF THERAPEUTIC GRADE, YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS.