Prior to using essential oils, it is recommended that you discuss the use of such products your medical practitioner. Keep in mind that he/she may not be trained or familiar with the therapeutic effect of essential oils.

All information, content, and product descriptions contained within this website are for reference purposes only and are not intended to substitute advice given by a physician, pharmacist or other licensed healthcare professional. This information is not to be used for treating a health problem or disease, or to make a self-diagnosis. Actual product packaging and materials may contain different information than shown on this website. We recommend you contact your healthcare provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem, and/or if you experience uncomfortable effects after using essential oils. Also, it is important to educate yourself about potential interactions that may occur if you suspect or have been diagnosed with a medical condition or are currently taking medication for a medical illness.

Information and statements regarding Soul Health Essential products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease. The following safety precautions are guidelines only:

  • Always keep essential oils (EOs) in a secure place away from children and pets.
  • The term “natural” does not guarantee safety, read and follow instructions carefully.
  • Unless otherwise stated, never apply EO’s directly to your skin without diluting the oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba, coconut, or other vegetable-based oil. Test the oil on a small area of the skin prior to use. (For extra safety, you can place a small amount of the blended oil on the inside of your elbow, cover with a bandage and check in 24 hours. If you experience any soreness, redness or irritation, cease use of the oil.)
  • The following essentials oils should never be used on the skin:
    • Alan Root (Inula helenium)
    • Almond bitter
    • Bergamot expressed
    • Birch sweet, Birch tar
    • Boldo leaf
    • Cade
    • Calamus
    • Camphor (brown, yellow, unrectified)
    • Cassis
    • Cinnamon bark
    • Clove
    • Colophon
    • Costos Root
    • Fig Leaf abs
    • Horseradish
    • Lemongrass
    • Mustard (volatile)
    • Opoponax
    • Oregano
    • Peppermint
    • Peru balsam
    • Rue abs
    • Sassafras
    • Tansy
    • Thyme
    • Tolu
    • Turpentine unrectified
    • Verbena (from citriodora)
    • Wintergreen (Methyl salicylate)
  • Never apply essential oils to sensitive areas such as eyes, ears, genitals and mucous membranes.
  • If an essential oil or essential oil blend gets into your eye, flush the eye immediately with a carrier oil or cold milk. Seek medical attention if the stinging and/or irritation continues.
  • If you develop a rash, this may indicate that you are experiencing detoxification. In this case, drink more water than usual to help remove toxins from the body.
  • If allergic to certain foods, do not use essential oils or carrier oils that come from those foods. For instance, if you have a severe nut allergy, you should choose a carrier oil other than coconut oil.
  • Essential oils do not necessarily have the same healing properties of the plant from which it is made. Herbal products sometimes contain different chemical components than the essential oil derived from the same plant.
  • Do not use more than 2 drops of the following essential oils in a bath:
    • Anise
    • Black pepper
    • Camphor (rectified)
    • Citronella
    • Clove
    • Eucalyptus globus
    • Ginger
    • Juniper
    • Peppermint
    • Pimento
    • Sage
    • Savory
    • Spearmint
    • Thyme
  • If pregnant, it is strongly recommended that you seek advice from a trained healthcare professional who is experienced in the use of essential oils. In general, it is recommended that you avoid use of particular oils:
    • Basil
    • Cedarwood
    • Clary Sage
    • Fennel
    • Hyssop
    • Jasmine
    • Lavender
    • Marjoram
    • Myrrh
    • Rose
    • Rosemary
    • Sage
    • Tansy
    • Thyme
    • Wintergreen
  • Although many essential oils are safe to use with children, you should consult with a healthcare provider who is experienced in the use of oils prior to use.
  • Some essential oils contain natural molecules which react with sunlight and can cause a reaction called photosensitivity – the likelihood of burning easily when exposed to the sun. Citrus oils are particularly likely to cause this effect. If used, you should avoid sun/UV light for up to 48 hours after application.
  • The following essential oils should be avoided if you have epilepsy:
    • Cajaput
    • Champhor
    • Eucalyptus
    • Fennel
    • Hyssop
    • Peppermint
    • Rosemary
  • Use a variety of essential oils and make sure you take breaks from the essential oils you use often. This is to avoid sensitization and irritation. The norm would be to use a blend for 4 days, take a minimum of 4 days off and use a different blend which provides the same relief.