Are Essential Oils in Diffusers Safe?

  • By: Olivia
  • Date: November 16, 2022
  • Time to read: 2 min.

There are many questions that are inevitably raised when you use essential oils in a diffuser. You should take extra precautions if you have a pet bird. Their respiratory systems can be very sensitive. Likewise, curious cats and kittens may accidentally knock over the diffuser and accidentally contaminate it with oil. Oils can also be inhaled, which can have toxic effects on your animal’s health.

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Aromatherapy

Essential oils can be applied to skin or diffused into the atmosphere for a relaxing effect. These oils have been shown to improve attention and reduce stress. Dr. Lin’s favorite essential oil for aromatherapy is lavender, which is calming, gentle, and effective. You can add it to your diffuser or bath water, or blend it with a base oil to make a body oil.

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However, it is not possible to use too much of these oils for aromatherapy, and many of them may have harmful side effects. These side effects include skin irritation and rashes. You should dilute essential oils before using them to avoid allergic reactions. Avoid citrus essential oils as they can cause skin irritations and photosensitivity.

Essential oils are not for everyone. Some oils can cause cancer. If you are pregnant, have a history of asthma, or are prone to eczema, you should avoid using essential oils. Essential oils should only be used for aromatherapy. You should ensure that you only purchase high-quality essential oils from a trusted source.

Essential oils can be used in diffusers for many benefits. However, you need to ensure that they are safe for your family. You should avoid using them around young children and pets.

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