As green and natural cosmetics are increasing, the use of essential oils is increasing in skin products, which are known irritants.
Essential oils are never applied directly to the skin. They must always be diluted with a carrier oil. Usually, a few drops of essential oil to an ounce of carrier oil is the concentration. Most common carrier oils are sweet almond oil or olive oil.
Some people report developing allergies to essential oils after using them many times before. If a new allergic response appears, the individual should stop using it immediately and avoid its smell.
There is a saying that goes: the only difference between a toxin and medicine is dosage. Dosage is key when it comes to applying essential oils, when appropriately used, we can be sure to reap the rewards while experiencing negligible negative effects. In amounts too high, EOs can become harmful. But when used in proper concentration at the right time, on the right person, it can be a perfect fit.