Essential oils are phenomenal plant-based products used for a wide variety of reasons, including natural wellness and skincare. It can seem as though essential oils are viable for everyone thanks to how natural and wonderful they are, but there are some important caveats to keep in mind.
First, those with highly sensitive skin may need to use brands that have their needs in mind, as essential oils are chemically active and can sometimes provoke a reaction to those who fail to take proper precautions. We would recommend visiting your dermatologist if you’re unsure.
There are also various degrees of essential oil strength. For instance, ylang-ylang, geranium and chamomile are known to be low in phenols and also aldehydes, compounds that have been known to cause irritation to skin.
It’s also important to read reviews from reviewers you trust, those who share a similar composition to you. This can help you more easily come to sound buying decisions when looking through a product catalogue. If you trust and know someone who uses essential oils they can be a great help when starting out.
Age and Pregnancy
Those younger than 12 and those in their elderly years should not use essential oils without consulting their doctor or aromatherapist. This also includes pregnant women or women currently breastfeeding. Aromatherapists can often provide an exhaustive list of acceptable and unacceptable products for your particular needs.
Make sure to always check the label of your product, to look into the reliability and transparency of the brand, and of the critical reception to their items. This can help you not only make more informed purchasing decisions now but also in the future.