Essential Oil Safety

It is important to be smart & cautious when using essential oils.

Don’t use undiluted oils directly on skin.
Oils in their full form can be harmful if applied directly to the skin. Safe dilutions for children generally range from 0.5-2.5% depending on the condition and the age/weight of the child. Oils can be added to carrier oils, distilled water and lotions.

Don’t add undiluted oils to bath water.
Since oil and water don’t mix, the concentrated form could irritate the skin.

Don’t swallow oils.
Essential oils are highly concentrated oils that can be toxic if swallowed.

Don’t overuse oils. Be mindful of how often and how much you use on your child. For example, don’t use a lotion that contains lavender and then apply an essential oil.

Don’t use peppermint oil on children less than 30 months old.
Peppermint used on children under 30 months of age can increase a risk for seizures.

Don’t use oils near a heat source.
Using essential oils near heat source can cause a fire.

Don’t use essential oils near the eyes, ears and nose.

Do buy oils from a reliable source.
Check the source of the essential oils to avoid oils that might contain contaminants. Look for credible companies that list the scientific name of the oil, source of the oil and contact information to answer any questions you might have.

Do avoid sunlight for some essential oils.
Always check the caution remarks for each essential oil you use. Certain essential oils can be photosensitive, which means when they come into contact with sunlight after applied to the skin, they can cause you to burn quickly. Avoid using citrus oils for 12 - 24 hours on the skin if you will be in the sunlight or tanning bed.

Do store oils in a cool, dry place.
Store oils in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and out of reach of children.

Do apply a patch test first.
Before using an oil on your child’s skin, apply on a small area of skin and wait 24 hours to see if there is an adverse reaction before using again.

Do consult an expert.
If you have any questions about how to use an oil or the dilution ratios to use on your child, consult an expert before use.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Saffron Herb Co. products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. These statements are not meant to replace the advice of a healthcare professional nor your own research.

When using essential oils we always recommend you consult with your doctor.

For external use only. Individual results may vary. Keep out of reach of children.

Certain essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy.

Avoid contact with eyes and other mucous membranes.

The buyer is responsible for testing for allergies and spot test products 24 hours before using them. Stop using immediately if an allergic reaction, redness or irritation occurs. We are not responsible for the misuse or reactions to our products. Usage is always at the buyer's own risk. Please consult a professional for any possible contraindications and/or interactions with medications, and check before using if you are pregnant. Always inform your doctor about all herbal remedies or supplements you are taking.