elderly – Alliance of International Aromatherapists http://www.alliance-aromatherapists.org Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:20:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 General Safety Guidelines (Storage, dilutions, how used) http://www.alliance-aromatherapists.org/general-safety-guidelines-storage-dilutions-how-used/ Sun, 09 Dec 2012 02:13:20 +0000 http://www.alliance-aromatherapists.org/?p=2159 Continue reading ]]> Essential oils are highly concentrated substances and should always be diluted before applying to skin. It is important to be aware of the chemistry and the quality of the oils being used. Use only high quality oils from reputable sources. Store oils in a cool, dark place. Dosage is another important factor in aromatherapy. Too much of certain oils can irritate skin or cause other side effects. Essential oils are always applied to the skin in combination with vegetable and nuts oils, gels, lotions, butters, salts or other herbal ingredients. Always lower the dosage for children, elderly, pregnant women or anyone with serious health conditions.

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