Disclaimer & Safety Advice

Disclaimer

Please note that Elana Millman accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products or for any reliance on the information provided by us via our website or other social media channels.  

If you have any health problems or are taking any medication you should seek advice from your healthcare provider prior to using aromatherapy. 

Information contained within this site has not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA in the United States, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information on this website should not be used as a therapeutic modality or as a substitute for the advice of a healthcare professional, or as a substitute for any information contained in or on any product label or packaging. Any information presented herein, or information received via telephone or email, should not be construed as the practice of medicine.

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Safety Advice

Essential oils are highly concentrated, powerful liquids. Their potency must be respected and they can be harmful if used incorrectly. The way you handle and use essential oils is very important. Please read the following advice to help ensure that you use essential oils safely and effectively. Please note that this list does not constitute a complete safety reference. If you are unsure please contact Elana Millman  for more advice.

Essential oils are flammable liquids. Keep out of the reach of children.

Certain essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy. Please seek professional advice prior to using aromatherapy whilst pregnant.

Always consult a qualified aromatherapist before using essential oils with babies and children.

Steam distilled or C02 extracted essential oils can be taken internally. However less is more. It is never appropriate to guzzle a bottle. Consume a maximum of 10 drops of essential oils over a 24 hour period in appropriate dilutions. Be sure to purchase and use medicinal-grade essential oils from reputable companies. Please follow the FDA GRAS guidelines for essential oils.

Certain essential oils (i.e. certain spices) can cause skin irritation for people with sensitive skin. If you have sensitive skin we recommend performing a small patch test prior to using any new oil or product. Many essential oils are very safe to apply directly to skin.

A few essential oils such as Bergamot and other citrus oils are phototoxic which means they can cause skin sensitization and skin discolouration in bright sunlight. These oils should be avoided in sunny weather.