1. If irritation occurs discontinue use.
  2. Essential oils should be used with caution during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  3. Keep all essential oils out of the reach of children and pets.
  4. Avoid internal use of essential oils unless you are working with a a qualified aromatherapist or healthcare practitioner.
  5. Take caution when using essential oils on children under 5 years of age.
  6. Some individuals can have an allergic reaction or become sensitized to certain oils.  When using an oil for the first time it is recommended to do a skin patch test.
  7. Do not use essential oils directly on the fur or skin of animals unless directed by a trained aromatherapist.  Animals such as cats and rabbits can have toxic reactions.
  8. Avoid the use of undiluted (neat) essential oils on the skin.
  9. Do not use essential oils on or near the eyes.
  10. Store essential oils in a dark cool place to avoid oxidization.
  11. When using photosensitizing essential oils (ex. Bergamot, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit) on the skin, avoid going out in direct sunlight or using a tanning booth for 12-24  hours after application.  These oils are known to increase the chance of the skin getting a severe burn from ultraviolet light.
  12. Essential oils are highly flammable substances and should be kept away from direct contact with flames.