questions fréquentes - frequently asked questions

Precautions for using essential oils

Essential oils are concentrated and powerful natural products. It is vital to dilute them correctly before use. Never apply pure essential oils to mucous membranes, the nose, the eyes, the ear canal, etc.

Sensitivity test

Perform a sensitivity test before using an essential oil. Apply a small diluted amount to a small area and wait 24 hours to check for any reaction.

Other precautions
  • Essential oils should not be used by children, pregnant or breast-feeding women, the elderly or people suffering from chronic illnesses.
  • Never inject essential oils intravenously or intramuscularly.
  • After massage or application to the skin, wash your hands thoroughly.
  • Use an appropriate device to diffuse essential oils.

For legal information on essential oils, visit the DGCCRF website and the Essential Oils practical information sheet.