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3 CHAPTER Safety As with any product you use topically on your skin, there are a few safety precautions that will allow you to enjoy the benefits of essential oils without causing irritation or sensitivity. CHAPTER Essential oils are useful for promoting healthy-looking skin, relaxing the body, and more, Ideas for topical application but it is important to follow safety guidelines to ensure proper use. While each essential oil is different, once you discover how each oil reacts with your body, you can find a way to safely and effectively enjoy the topical benefits each oil has to offer. Dilution 1 CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER Why use essential oils topically? When it comes to safe topical use of essential oils, dilution is one of the most important principles to understand. Some worry that diluting an essential oil before applying will take away from its benefits; however, How it works dilution actually makes for better absorption into the skin—extending the benefits for even longer. By diluting your essential oil with a carrier oil, you slow the rate of evaporation, enhance absorption into the skin, and protect sensitive or delicate skin. As you can see, dilution does not take away from the essential oil experience, but allows for more effective topical application. Safety ............................................... . . Recommended . . . . . . dilution . . . ratio: . . . 3 . drops . . of . carrier . . . oil . . 1 . . drop . . of . essential . . . . oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . It is . important . . . . to . note . . that . some . . . essential . . . o ils . . should . . always . . . be . diluted . . . before . . . topical . . use . . due . . to their . . chemical . . . . makeup .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ideas . . . . for . topical . . . . . application ............... . . and . strong, . . . potent . . . nature. . . Be . . sure . to . read . . the . . instructions . . . . for . each . . individual . . . . essential . . . . oil . before . . applying . . . . topically . . . to . . . . . ensure . . safe . . use. ......................................... ............................................... ............................................... ............................................... ...............................................