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    Using Essential Oils for Kids: What is safe?

    by Andrea Butje on October 26, 2015

    You don’t have to be afraid of using essential oils for kids. You just have to know which oils are safest.

    I have written a lot about using essential oils for kids, sharing specific recipes here and there. I'm always happy to write about it!

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    Citrus Essential Oils: Avoiding Phototoxicity

    by Andrea Butje on March 22, 2010

    Did you know that some citrus essential oils are not phototoxic?

    If you’ve been avoiding all citrus oils out of concerns over phototoxicity, you can still use a few citrus oils without worrying about potential phototoxic skin reactions.

    Citrus oils can generally be used without phototoxic concern if you stay within the proper safety guidelines. But for many aromatherapists, client compliance can be an issue--and even with compliance, there may be exceptions (someone might have a phototoxic reaction to a citrus oil even when used in the safe dilutions offered below). Likewise, if you’re a beginner, you may be uncomfortable keeping track of the dilution guidelines needed to ensure that phototoxic oils aren’t posing an issue.

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    Essential Oil Safety

    January 08, 2009

    When working with essential oils, it is absolutely imperative that you have an understanding of essential oil safety.  Essential oils are much safer than over-the-counter drugs and chemicals, but it’s still important to know what you’re doing and know that some concerns exist. […]

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