Product Safety Information
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Many herbs are deemed generally safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, especially topically. Although, every individual is different which is why we recommend working with a functional practitioner knowledgeable and specializing in herbs. For personal research the American Herbal Product Association (AHPA) Botanical Safety Handbook may be used as a source of information for you and your practitioner.
For use of essential oils during pregnancy and breastfeeding please read below.
We recommend using our essential oils in your diffuser, diluted in a carrier oil to apply topically, in a home cleaning spray, diluted in water for a linen spray or on wool dryer balls for a fresh fragrance. While our essential oils are organic or wild harvested and some of the best quality there is, we do not recommend ingesting any essential oils.
Some essential oils are phototoxic meaning they can cause the skin to become sensitive to the sunlight or light. This includes citrus oils like lime, bergamot, lemon, orange and grapefruit. This is why we do not use any of these oils in our blends that are applied to the skin. Any of our products that contain these oils are intended to be washed off therefore should not cause any adverse reactions.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding - There is a lot information on the internet of which essential oils are safe to use during pregnancy and which are not. Much information on the internet regarding EO's is misinformation. This is why we strongly suggest working with a holistic practitioner specializing in essential oil knowledge to decide what is best for you during your pregnancy. Every essential oil has different reactions to every person. An aromatherapist can also be very helpful in this aspect.
Pet Safety - Many essential oils are safe to diffuse around pets and many are not. Essential oils that are safe to diffuse around pets are labeled on the bottle. All others include the statement "avoid diffusing around pets". We always recommend allowing your pets the ability to leave the room where essential oils are being diffused. Pets may still have aversions to oils that are deemed safe so please leave the door open when diffusing in an enclosed room where pets are.
For more on essential oil safety we recommend "Essential Oil Safety, Second Edition" by Robert Tisserand which can be found on Amazon.