doTERRA oils are safe for the whole family to use. They are pure and natural health-promoting powerhouses! However, please remember they are very concentrated, so use some common sense.
If you get started through me, I will send you lots of tools and tips to ensure you are using the oils safely. Lots. Of. Information. For research hounds like me, we love reading and researching. But ...
For normal people with, like a life, maybe some bullet points would be helpful.
Here's the basics:
I’m finding, personally, that the skin on my neck and chest is particularly sensitive. Maybe it’s age and/or cumulative sun-damage (or both!) but I can’t use any oils undiluted on my neck or chest. I’m hearing similar stories from other women, especially those of us, shall we say “of a certain age”. Ahem. So.
The more I use the oils and study about them, I’m convinced that diluting the oils with FCO or other carrier oil is beneficial – it helps to spread the oils out over a greater surface area, helps the oils absorb into the skin, and also protects skin from possible skin sensitivity or reaction. Make your own call about this, but as you’re learning about our oils, my best advice is to dilute – especially when using on sensitive, sun-damaged skin!
Rollerball bottles made up with your favorite oils or blends and then diluted with FCO are a cost-effective way to extend your oils and it doesn’t change the effectiveness of the oils to dilute them. Plus it’s a more convenient way to use your oils topically, making them an easy part of your daily routine.
And did I mention it saves you money?!?
Specific dilution guidelines
Here are some “rules of thumb” for a 10ml (2 teaspoon bottle) roller bottle:
<Honestly, after almost two years of use now (edited 9/16), I dilute most oils simply at 1:3 (1 drop of EO to 3 drops of coconut oil) when using topically on myself and my 10 year old. But you should do what you feel comfortable with and patch test as you are learning.>
Fill the rest of the bottle with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil.
Consider this a “jumping off point” for your own needs.
If you don’t get the results you want, first try using your rollerball more often. If that doesn’t give you the results you want then use a higher concentration of oils. And remember, we’re all different: sometimes you have to try different oils or combinations of oils to find what works best for you.
Note: it’s a good idea to get some kind of label maker to label your roller bottles. Otherwise you’ll have a counter-full of bottles and no idea what’s in them! I got my “Brother P-Touch” (this one’s on Amazon) for under $25 on clearance at Staples.
Neat? Always dilute? Sometimes dilute?
Technically, many of our oils are mild and okay to be used straight out of the bottle, “neat”, as needed, with these exceptions (but like I mention above, I dilute just about all my oils for topical use) ...
These oils are considered “hot” and should always be diluted:
These oils should be diluted for those with sensitive skin such as babies, children and the elderly:
There are lots of places to turn to for help and advice once you're a doTERRA member:
ESSENTIAL OIL SAFETY
Our essential oils can be used safely by your family for a variety of wellness applications. However, there are several safety guidelines that you should follow when using essential oils and essential oil products.
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