Essential Oils Safety Guide

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Young Living labels each bottle of Young Living essential oil with directions for how to use it; these directions vary based on your region. Please consult the product label for appropriate usage directions.

Essential oils are very powerful, so start low and go slow. Excessive use of essential oils may increase the risk for adverse reactions. In most cases, 1–2 drops are adequate, and using more may waste product. Depending on the essential oil, you can gradually build up to 3–4 uses per day, if desired.

Essential oils may work against chemicals stored in your skin or fatty tissues and cause a rash or local reaction. If this happens, temporarily discontinue the use of oils and determine if you should begin a detoxification program.

Essential oils interact with most plastics, breaking them down. So as a general rule, use glass when putting essential oils in their water or storing them.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px 0px 45px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]

Photosensitive Oils

photosensitive essential oils

Some oils are photosensitive. Avoid direct sunlight and UV rays for a minimum of 12 hours after application on skin. Always read the labels! Always check the individual oil bottle’s directions before application for usage and safety guidelines. Applying oils at night is always a good idea to help avoid sunlight and UV rays. You can apply to areas that will be covered by adequate clothing and not be exposed to sunlight.

Photosensitive oils include the following oils:

Single Oils

  • Angelica
  • Bergamot
  • Cumin
  • Dill
  • Ginger
  • Grapefruit
  • Jade Lemon
  • Ledum
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Orange
  • Tangerine

Blended Oils

  • Abundance
  • Animal Scents T-Away
  • AromaSleep
  • Build Your Dream
  • Christmas Spirit
  • Citrus Fresh
  • Clarity
  • Common Sense
  • Dream Catcher
  • GeneYus*
  • Gentle Baby
  • GLF
  • Harmony
  • Inner Child
  • Inner Harmony
  • Into the Future
  • InTouch
  • Joy
  • JuvaCleanse
  • Lady Sclareol
  • Live with Passion
  • Longevity
  • Oola Balance
  • Oola Grow
  • Peace & Calming
  • Raven
  • Reconnect
  • RutaVala
  • Shutran
  • SleepyIze
  • Slique Essence
  • Stress Away
  • Surrender
  • Thieves
  • T.R. Care
  • Transformation
  • TummyGize
  • White Angelica

Massage Oils

  • Cel-Lite Magic
  • Relaxation

Contains a Photosensitive Oil

The following products do contain a photosensitive oil, but are not known to be an issue. That said, use with caution.

  • Awaken
  • Deep Relief
  • Envision
  • Grounding
  • Progessence Plus
  • SARA

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