Using Essential Oils Safely During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

A frequently asked question we get in our safety group is about using essential oils during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This post will give you the information you need to know so that you can safely use essential oils during these special times. … Continue reading

Is it Safe to Use Essential Oils With Cats?

We get asked almost daily in our safety group about using essential oils with pets (usually cats and dogs). Because the usage information for cats and dogs is not the same, I have split the information in two posts: this one for cats, … Continue reading

Essential oils which inhibit blood clotting

Some essential oils may inhibit blood clotting. This means, the blood can become thin and you can be at risk for bleeding out during surgery. Not everyone will need to be overly concerned about knowing this information, but for some, the … Continue reading

Shelf Life of Essential Oils – and how to make them last longer

People are often surprised to find that essential oils have a shelf life. They may have been told essential oils never expire to justify a high price tag. The truth is, essential oils do have a shelf life – regardless … Continue reading

Diluting Essential Oils Safely – safe dilution guidelines for all ages

Concentrated substances are rarely intended for use “as is” – and essential oils are no different. There is almost never a time when you would not want to dilute the potency of an essential oil before applying to the skin. … Continue reading