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Contraindications

The potential contraindications below pertain only to Escents 100% pure essential oils. All scented (pre-blended) Escents products are all safe and non-toxic to both children and adults.

All essential oils are safe if diluted properly. Certain 100% pure oils are not recommended or should be used with caution. Read each oil's safety data sheet before use.

Epilepsy


Avoid With EpilepsyGenerally Safe
avoid stimulating oils:
  • sage
  • sweet fennel
  • hyssop
  • eucalyptus
  • rosemary
  • lavender
  • marjoram


Blood Pressure

Avoid With High Blood PressureAvoid With Low Blood Pressure
avoid oils that will increase circulation and adrenaline:
  • rosemary
  • peppermint
  • hyssop
  • thyme
  • eucalyptus
  • sage
avoid oils that are overly sedating:
  • clary sage
  • ylang ylang
  • lavender in very high doses


Pregnancy

Essential oils can have enormous benefit for pregnant women, and as long as they are used according to each product's dosage chart can help women have a more pleasant pregnancy and delivery. Keep dosages down to 1% essential oils per dilution as per the dosage chart.

Avoid During PregnancyGenerally Safe During Entire PregnancyGenerally Safe After First TrimesterGenerally Safe in Third Trimester / During Delivery
  • aniseed
  • basil
  • cinnamon
  • fennel
  • hyssop
  • juniper
  • marjoram
  • myrrh
  • nutmeg
  • oregano
  • parsley
  • pennyroyal
  • rosemary
  • sage
  • tagetes
  • bergamot
  • grapefruit
  • lemon
  • lime
  • mandarin
  • neroli
  • palmarosa
  • petitgrain
  • rosewood
  • sandalwood
  • spearmint
  • orange
  • tea tree
  • vetiver
  • ylang ylang
  • chamomile roman
  • eucalyptus radiata
  • ginger
  • lavender
  • jasmine
  • rose (should not be used until ready to go into labour)
  • cedarwood
  • clary sage
  • cypress
  • peppermint
  • pine
  • rosemary
  • spruce


Babies & Children Under 5 Years

Keep dosages to 1% essential oils per dilution or less. A 1% level of essential oil means that of the total volume of a product, only 1% of it is essential oil. In a 250 ml bottle of lotion, there is 2.5 ml of fragrance. Consult the Escents dosage chart.

Avoid Giving to Babies & Children Under 5 Years
  • aniseed
  • basil
  • camphor
  • cinnamon bark
  • clove bud
  • clove leaf
  • eucalyptus radiata
  • fennel
  • hyssop
  • juniper
  • lemongrass
  • marjoram
  • nutmeg
  • oregano
  • parsley seed
  • peppermint
  • pennyroyal
  • sage
  • savory
  • tagetes
  • thyme


Cats

Essential oils can be harmful to cats due to their acute senses of smell, and their delicate and thin skin, which allows for quicker absorption of these concentrated oils in to the bloodstream. Cats cannot efficiently metabolize the compounds in essential oils, which can lead to toxic build-up in their bodies.

Avoid Using on or Around Cats
  • bergamot
  • birch
  • cinnamon
  • citrus oils
  • clove
  • lavender
  • oregano
  • peppermint
  • pine
  • sage
  • spruce
  • tea tree
  • thyme
  • wintergreen


Disclaimer: Do not take any oils internally. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, or any other concentrated oils onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.

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