The use of essential oils is safe, but because you are dealing with pure, natural products, each with its own quality and characteristics, it is advisable that you read the do’s and don’s carefully when using these oils.

Do: Read the labels
The label indicates what is included in the oil (for small 5 ml bottles you have to remove a piece of the label to see this) and how you can use the oils: aromatic, local and / or as a dietary supplement (intake) . Not all oils can be used in all three ways, so always read this! You can also read on the label whether an oil should or should not be diluted and in what proportion. There is also a Batch number on each bottle so that if something is wrong with the oil they can trace back exactly where and when this happened.

Do: Dilute according to usage instructions & age
It is very important that you pay attention that you dilute the oil in the right way: according to instructions for use and according to age. The oil from Young Living is so pure and concentrated that it may be too strong to use directly on the skin without carrier oil.

Do: Start slowly                                                                                                                                                                                      Start with one oil and see how you react to this. If this works well, you build up by adding other oils. Listen to your body and see if you experience any signs of detox. The main detox symptoms are headache, fatigue and intestinal complaints. If you notice that this arises or worsens after starting the oils, take a step back. Drink plenty of water so that your body can dispose of waste more easily.

Do: keep oils out of the reach of small children and animals
Most oils are safe to use with small children, as long as they are diluted well. Always ensure that the oils are out of reach of small children. Essential oils are also very suitable for use with animals. 

Do: consult your doctor
If you are being treated by a doctor, always consult before you start using essential oils. Consider, for example, epilepsy, high blood pressure and blood thinners. It is not like you cannot use essential oils at all, but some may and others may not.

Don’t do this!
You should never get essential oils in open wounds, in your ear canal or in your eyes. If you get something in your eye, for example, because you rub it in your eye, then immediately put olive oil or milk on it so that you dilute the oil. NEVER use water to remove oil, water only reinforces the oil!

Don’t: Mix all oils
You cannot mix all oils. A blend is a mix of oils that together form a new oil. It is not recommended to mix several blends together. You can use a blend together with one or two single oils. The label of the oil bottles states whether it is a blend (Essential Oil Blend) or a single oil (100% Pure Essential Oil). 

Don’t: put the oils in any oil burner or diffuser
The Young Living diffusers are made from medical plastic that is resistant to citrus oils. The special misting process reduces the oils in such a way that you absorb the active substances well when you inhale them. It is a cold evaporation process that guarantees the operation of the oil. When you heat the oil, it loses its effect and only a nice scent remains. 

Don’t: put citrus oils in plastic
Citrus oils can attack plastic and we can then ingest this without noticing. This applies not only to diffusers, but also to plastic cups and drinking bottles. The Dewdrop diffuser from Young Living is made of medical plastic, making it resistant to the effects of citrus oils. 

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