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Your safety is important to us! Essential oils are highly concentrated and should be handled with care. A working knowledge of how to use these oils is necessary in order to get the most benefits from them without causing harm.
  • Use only 100% pure essential oils.
  • Keep oils tightly closed and out of the reach of children.
  • Never consume undiluted oils.
  • Do not use undiluted oils on the skin -- Lavender and Tea Tree oils are an exception. Skin test the essential oils on the arm for sensitivity or possible allergies. Several hours will be enough time to check for a reaction. If redness or irritation occurs, try a weaker solution or an alternate essential oil.
  • A good rule of thumb is to never exceed 30 drops of Essential Oil per 1 oz of Carrier Oil. Many Essential Oils are quite effective with just a few drops, so use sparingly and cautiously! 
  • Keep essential oils away from the eyes.
  • If redness, burning, itching or irritation ever occurs with any essential oil, discontinue use immediately!
Essential oils and other plant extracts have been used for thousands of years for their many qualities and purposes. All information on this site is for general education and informational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA. It is not intended to take the place of a medical diagnosis or treatment. All are believed to be effective, but since every individual is unique, no guarantees can be given as to their effects or results. Individual results will vary. Mermaid's Purse cannot be liable for any adverse reactions.
 
While essential oils and herbs have many great benefits, some natural ingredients should not be used in the presence of certain diseases or conditions. Mermaid's Purse makes every effort to identify this, however, we recommend checking with your pharmacist or health care professional for your personal situation.
  • These oils can be irritating and should be tested before use:

    • Bay, Cassia, Cedar Leaf, Cinnamon Leaf, Clove Bud, Fir Needle, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Pine, Tea Tree, and Thyme

  • People with high blood pressure should avoid:

    • Hyssop, Rosemary, Sage, and Thyme

  • Pregnant Women should avoid:

    • Anise, Cedar Leaf, Citronella, Sage, Clove Bud, Geranium, Hyssop, Lavandin, Spike Lavender, Sweet Fennel, Juniper Berry, Marjoram, Myrrh, Pennyroyal, Peppermint and Rosemary

  • Epilepsy sufferers should avoid:

    • Cedar Leaf, Hyssop, Lavandin, Sage, Spike Lavender, Sweet Fennel, and Rosemary