Q.Is It Safe To Apply Essential Oils, Absolutes Or Extracts Directly To The Skin?
Essential oils, by their concentrated nature, can sometimes cause problems if used in their undiluted form. Education is the key to safety with Essential oils. Be sure that you understand the potential effects and possible hazards before using any Essential oil. Two of the oils that have been found to be safely applied “neat” (undiluted) on the skin are Tea Tree and Lavender. This being said, we strongly suggest that you dilute any oil applied to the skin. Because each individual has their own particular sensitivities, we also advise a patch test when using new oils.
Is It Safe To Apply Essential Oils, Absolutes Or Extracts Directly To The Skin?
Essential oils, in their concentrated form, can sometimes cause problems. Hence, it is strongly recommended that you dilute any oil applied to the skin. You should keep in mind that each individual oil has their own sensitivities. Even if you are planning to apply Lavender or Tea Tree oils, make sure you conduct a patch test.