Nature's Kitchen Rules

Safety & Precautions

Safety & Precautions

Essential oils and other cosmetic ingredients can be powerful compounds & responsible safe use of products should be observed when using them. Using an organic component on your skin is as important as consuming it. Our skin can be sensitive to the environment, despite the organic components protective behavior. Please read all cautionary notes included on each product & ingredient page.

Follow these precautions when using any product on your body:

  • Always use products containing any oils with care. In wet areas they can get very slippery & could cause oil marking of some materials, linen and clothing.
  • Never take any of our products internally.
  • Keep products out of the reach of children.
  • Always do a patch test before trying your homemade recipe on your skin. Test for skin sensitivity by doing a patch test. Put a little bit of diluted oil in the bend of your elbow and wait 24 hours to see if itching or redness develop.
  • If irritation occurs with a specific product or formula, discontinue the use of such oil or formula. If irritation continues, take the product with you to your doctor so he can see what ingredients you may have reacted to.
  • Use all of our products with great care on children, even those specifically made for children.
  • If you are pregnant, lactating or suffer from epilepsy, hypertension (high blood pressure), have cancer or liver damage, or any other medical condition, only use essential oils under the guidance of your doctor. Please take note of oils & compounds not to be used while pregnant.
  • Take care not to get any product into your eyes or on to any mucus membranes.
  • Wash your hands after handling any product to prevent it entering the eyes.
  • Prevent skin transference of essential oils and other ingredients to the baby while breastfeeding.
  • Check for any interaction between medication and essential oils.
  • Take care to avoid exposure to the sun when using products that can cause sun sensitivity. Avoid going out in the sun within 4 hours of using: bergamot, lemon, sweet orange, grapefruit, mandarin, petitgrain
  • Some medications can increase sensitivity to sunlight. Also as we age or environmental factors can change our skins photosensitivity. Always take care with oils that can cause sun sensitivity.
  • Some ingredients on our list have been provided to us by the manufacturer, and have not been independently verified.

Some essential oils can cause sun sensitivity:

  • Bergamot
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Orange
  • Mandarin
  • Chrysanthemum

Some essential oils shouldn't be used with some medical conditions:

  • If you have low blood pressure avoid chamomile and marjoram
  • If you have high blood pressure avoid rosemary
  • If you have kidney problems avoid black pepper and juniper
  • If you have epilepsy avoid black pepper, clary sage, fennel and rosemary
  • If you have problems with a low libido avoid marjoram
  • If you have consumed alcohol avoid clary sage, marjoram and ylang ylang
  • If you are going to be driving or operating heavy equipment avoid clary sage, marjoram and ylang ylang

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