Suffering from headaches, coughs, congestion, and sniffles associated with colds this winter? Diffusing one of these 7 essential oils may help relieve symptoms.
Please note, the information in this article is not intended as medical advice or to replace prompt medical care. If you have never used essential oils, it is always best to consult with your physician and a certified aromatherapist prior to diffusing oils.
For specific guidelines on diffusing essential oils around children and pregnant women, please read this previous article I wrote: http://crossfitsilvertiger.com/eoandchildren . For specific guidelines for diffusing oils around children under 2, please read these general guidelines from certified clinical aromatherapist Lea Harris: http://www.usingeossafely.com/essential-oils-and-children/
Adding 4-5 drops of an essential oil to the diffuser (depending on the size of your diffuser) should be sufficient.
Cedarwood oil is not recommended for diffusing around pregnant women.
General Safety guidelines for essential oils: Keep all essential oils out of the reach of children. They should be stored in a safe, dry place that children can not access. Swallowing undiluted essential oils is toxic, especially to small children. Since most essential oils are not sold with child proof caps, it is critical that essential oils are stored safely in a place children can not access. If pregnant or nursing or taking medication, or under a health provider’s care, consult your doctor before using any essential oil. Do not use undiluted essential oils on the skin. Undiluted oils can have an adverse reaction when in direct contact with skin. Mix 3 drops for every 1 oz. of carrier oil on skin. Always test your skin’s sensitivity to any diluted essential oil before using. Most essential oils are not recommended for babies, children or pets. Avoid contact with eyes. Wash hands after using essential oils. This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. It is not intended to prescribe, treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition.
This information is solely for informational purposes. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. Neither the author nor web site publisher take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading or following the information contained in this information. The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Before undertaking any course of treatment, the reader must seek the advice of their physician or other health care provider.
Cori DiDonato, C.S.C.S., NSCA-CPT is the owner of CrossFit Silver Tiger and Silver Tiger Consulting as well as a Purehaven Essentials Independent Consultant. For more health and wellness articles by Cori DiDonato, please visit: http://www.corididonato.com/library.php
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