Safety Information for making your own beauty and household cleaning products:
TIP 1: Always use clean equipment. This includes mixing bowls, whisks, mixing spoons, spatulas AND the container to store the finished product in. Dirty equipment could spoil your product before you’ve even make it!
TIP 2: Create smaller batches. Natural products without preservatives can quickly grow mold and other bacteria, this could cause potential harm to you.
TIP 3: Always label and date your product. Writing the ingredients, what your product actually is and the date you made it is very important. As well as understanding the expiration date of your new product, you also know what ingredients you need for your next batches!
TIP 4: Be aware of allergies. If you know you have an allergy to a food item or plant don’t use it in a beauty/home recipe, if its a main ingredient skip it or find an alternative.
Important Safety Information for using and handling Essential Oils:
TIP 1: Dilute the oil. NEVER apply neat essential oil to the skin unless you have knowledge or are under the supervision of an expert.
TIP 2: Never Ingest the oil. NEVER ingest neat essential oil unless you have knowledge or are under the supervision of an expert.
TIP 3: Caution for pregnant and nursing women. Pregnant women should be extra careful when using essential oils. Always consult your healthcare professional before using any essential oil.
Always carry out a skin patch test before using a product:
This is very important as a variety of reaction can occur from being allergic to an ingredient . Some allergic reactions can be very serious!
To carry out a skin patch test: Place a small amount of the finished product onto the inside of the elbow and cover with a waterproof plaster. Leave for 24-48 hours and then remove. Closely inspect the area for any signs of an allergic reactions. If any signs of an allergic reaction are present, do not use this product.
Allergic reactions can range from: Itching, redness, swelling, hives, burning sensation.