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Some of the most popular essential oils are lavender, orange, peppermint, lemon, eucalyptus, tea tree.
You can use essential oils in a diffuser, single fragrance or in combination. You can also add them to various beauty products (like shampoo or conditioner) or make your own DIY beauty products (body scrubs, toothpaste, body sprays) or home care products. They can also be added to baths and massage oils and make home rubs.
- Do not take essential oils internally, unless supervised of your healthcare practitioner.
- Do not apply directly to skin, but dilute with carrier oil. Avoid direct contact with eyes and mucous membranes.
- Do not use citrus oils before exposure to UV light.
- Special caution when using essential oils around kids or pets.
- Keep away from contact with eyes. Rinse with water if ever the case.
In most cases, essential oils should always be diluted with a carrier oil. There are some oils considered safe even undiluted (lavender, rose and chamomile), but to be on the safe side you should also dilute them too.
The smallest, 3.4 oz (100 ml) diffusers will take about 3-5 drops on average, while the largest, 16.9 oz (500 ml) diffusers will require 15-20 drops.
Always talk to your veterinarian! He/she will advise you which oils are safe and which potentially harmful for your dog or cat and the appropriate dosages.