Disclaimer and Safety Information

 DISCLAIMER AND SAFETY INFORMATION

The information and products in this website are not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.   

Although essential oils are natural, they can be harmful if used incorrectly.  Essential oils and aromatherapy products must be used responsibly. Please read and adhere to all safety guidelines.

VZ Botanicals makes no claims to diagnose or treat a specific medical condition. There are no guarantees that purchaser will experience desired results, as results vary and people respond differently.

If you are pregnant, nursing, on medication or have any medical concerns (especially epilepsy, diabetes, high blood pressure, liver, kidney or neural disorders, cancer or hypoglycemia) check with your physician before using essential oils.

GENERAL SAFETY GUIDELINES

EXTERNAL USE ONLY
Essential oils and formulas are for external use only. Never ingest an essential oil.

CHILDREN AND PETS
Keep essential oils away from small children and pets. Check safety guidelines before using essential oils on babies and children. Safety guidelines vary according to age. Dilution rates vary according to age of child.

LESS IS MORE
Use only the smallest amount required to produce results. Generally a drop or two is all that is needed for most purposes. Using more will not produce better results and can be toxic.

ALWAYS DILUTE
Dilute essential oils according to established ratio range. Do not use undiluted oils on skin except in rare instances. A small amount of certain oils such as lavender and tea tree can be used undiluted in certain circumstances.

KEEP AWAY FROM SENSITIVE SKIN
Essential oils may produce an unpleasant burning sensation on sensitive areas of the skin such as on the face, near eyes.
 
IN CASE OF BAD REACTION
Always have a vegetable oil near by in case of bad reaction. Do not wash or rinse with water as water and oil do not mix. Instead apply vegetable oil or carrier oil or whole milk to the irritated area.

ALLERGIC REACTIONS
It is possible to have an allergic reaction to certain essential oils or carrier oils. If you have known allergies to nuts or seeds, avoid using carrier oils and essential oils that are derived from nuts or seeds. It is advisable to conduct a patch test for allergies or sensitivities. Before using any essential oil for the first time, do a skin patch test to check for allergic reaction or sensitivity.

PATCH TEST
Apply the essential oil (in a 2% dilution) or formula into the inside crook of the elbow. Wait 12 hours to see if there is any irritation, redness or itchiness. Do not use if irritation occurs.

PHOTOTOXICITY
Certain essential oils are phototoxic and will cause skin pigmentation if exposed to direct sun. Avoid bergamot, ginger, lemon, orange, and grapefruit when skin will be exposed directly to the sun.

TOXICITY IN LARGE AMOUNTS
Use sparingly and always in proper dilution, Certain oils such as basil, cedarwood, eucalyptus, juniper, sage, and West Indian bay can be toxic or produce a feeling of stupor if used in large amounts or over a prolonged period of time.

FLAMMABILITY
Essential oils are highly flammable. Keep away from flame, heat and ignition sources.