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◦ Some essential oils can cause irritation, sensitization or reactions in some individuals. Even essential oils that have been actively promoted as being remarkably safe to use have caused instances of sensitization for some individuals. Never use essential oils undiluted on the skin. It is recommended to always do a patch test before using a product.
DOING A PATCH TEST
• Avoid using essential oils that are hazardous and that are known to be of higher risk in causing sensitisation or dermal irritation.
• Place 1-2 drops of a diluted skin safe essential oil on your inner forearm.
• Apply a bandage. Do not get this area wet during the test.
• If you feel the onset of any irritation or if any reaction occurs, immediately remove the bandage and carefully wash the area with mild soap and water.
• If no irritation occurs after 48 hours, the essential oil, in its diluted form, should be safe for you to use diluted on your skin.
• However, even after conducting a skin patch test, there is no guarantee that you will not develop sensitization, irritation or allergy to the oil over time.
• Even if a particular essential oil does not irritate you, it still can still pose problems for someone else.
Also keep in mind that if you are allergic to a particular plant, you are more likely to be allergic to that botanical's essential oil.