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Essential Oil Safety When Diffusing Oils

Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy that focuses on the use of essential oils to improve your overall health and wellbeing. Essential oils are extracted from a variety of plants, herbs, flowers or fruits and offer a holistic approach to healing. Most people view oils as a natural product, which is true. However due to their therapeutic properties and volatile nature it is of utmost importance to use oils with care and understand there are many instances when certain oils should not be used. You should only use oils for an intended purpose and therefore it is important to not overuse essential oils as this may have a negative effect or adverse reaction and overload the nervous systems.

When diffusing oils be sure to adhere to the following guidelines:

For adults it is recommended to add 4-8 drops to your diffuser. Only diffuse essential oils for a maximum of 60 minutes before having a 60 minute break. You can then repeat if necessary.

For children the maximum diffusion time is 30 minutes only before having a 60 minute break, and then repeat if necessary. The following amount of drops are the recommended amount to add to a diffuser for the following age groups:

1-2 drops for babies between 3-12 months old.

2-3 drops for children aged 12 months to 6 years.

4 drops for children aged 6 - 12 years.

4-8 drops for children aged 12 years plus.

Some oils are not safe to diffuse around children and therefore you should seek the advice of a Clinical Aromatherapist before use.

I hope this information has been helpful and if you would like to get in touch with me to book a consulation please email on or phone 0431 200 575.

Carin xx

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