The information provided by Herbal Tantra on our website and via other social media channels is for personal information and interest only. It is not intended to offer professional medical advice or treatment for any condition. You should not use our site or advice within to treat health conditions or to self-diagnose. We recommend that you consult your GP or nurse if you have any health concerns whatsoever.
All of our advice has been provided on the basis that there are no known contra-indications to treatment. If you have any health problems or are taking any medication you should seek advice from your healthcare provider prior to using aromatherapy. We would also advise that you make an appointment with a local aromatherapist who will be able to take a full case history and offer you tailored treatment advice.
Please note that Herbal Tantra accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products or for any reliance on the information provided by us via our website or other social media channels.
Essential oils are highly concentrated, powerful liquids. Their potency must be respected and they can be toxic if used incorrectly. The way you handle and use essential oils is very important. Please read the following advice to help ensure that you use essential oils safely and effectively. Please note that this list does not constitute a complete safety reference. If you are unsure please contact Herbal Tantra or a qualified local aromatherapist for more advice.
ü Essential oils are flammable liquids.
ü Keep out of the reach of children.
ü If you have a medical condition and are taking any medication or undergoing any type of medical treatment you should check with your doctor and a qualified aromatherapist to ensure that it is safe to use aromatherapy in conjunction with your prescribed treatment.
ü Certain essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy. Please seek professional advice prior to using aromatherapy whilst pregnant.
ü Always consult a qualified aromatherapist before using essential oils with babies and children.
ü Never take essential oils orally and avoid all contact with the mouth area and eyes.
ü Essential oils should never be applied undiluted to the skin as they can cause irritation (there are only a couple of exceptions to this rule i.e. Lavender and Tea Tree). Follow all recipes and methods carefully and do not increase the amount of essential oil quoted.
ü Certain essential oils (i.e. spices) can cause skin irritation for people with sensitive skin. If you have sensitive skin we recommend performing a small patch test prior to using any new oil or product.
ü A few essential oils such as Bergamot and other citrus oils are phototoxic which means they can cause skin sensitisation and skin discolouration in bright sunlight. These oils should be not be applied to the skin before direct exposure to sunlight.
ü If you would like any further information or advice please feel free to contact our team of experts and we will try to help wherever we can!
ü The following essentials oils should never be used on the skin: Alan Root (Inula helenium), Almond bitter, Bergamot expressed, Birch sweet, Birch tar, Boldo leaf, Cade, Calamus, Camphor (brown, yellow, unrectified), Cassis, Cinnamon bark, Colophon, Costos Root, Fig Leaf abs, Horseradish, Mustard (volatile), Opoponax, Peru balsam, Rue abs, Sassafras, Tansy, Tolu, Turpentine unrectified, Verbena (from citriodora), Wintergreen (Methyl salicylate).
ü If an essential oil or essential oil blend gets into your eye, flush the eye immediately with clean water or cold milk. Seek medical attention if the stinging and/or irritation continues.
ü If allergic to certain foods, do not use essential oils or carrier oils that come from those foods.
ü Unless otherwise stated, never use essential oils on your skin without diluting the essential oil with a carrier oil. A skin test is recommended prior to use. Place a small amount of the blended oil on the inside of your elbow, cover with a bandage and check in 24 hours. If you experience any soreness, redness or irritation do not use the blend. Consulting an Aromatherapist to obtain assistance to determine what essential oil you should use is recommended.
ü Many essential oils have not been tested on humans, thus always take precautions with using Aromatherapy.
ü Essential oils do not necessarily have the same healing properties of the plant it comes from. Herbal products sometimes contain different chemical components than the essential oil derived from the same plant. Therapeutic results may be experienced when using an herbal product from that of a blended essential oil.
ü Do not use more than 2 drops of the following essential oils when used in a bath: Aniseed, Black pepper, Camphor , rectified), Citronella, Clove, Eucalyptus globus, Ginger, Juniper, Peppermint, Pimento, Sage, Savory, Spearmint, Thyme.
ü The following essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy: Basil, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Fennel, Jasmine, Lavender, Marjoram, Myrrh, Rose, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme
ü The following essential oils should be avoided if you have epilepsy: Cajaput, Champhor, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Hyssop, Peppermint, Rosemary
ü Use a variety of essential oils and make sure you take breaks from the essential oils you use often. This is to avoid sensitization and irritation. The norm would be to use a blend for 4 days, take a minimum of 4 days off and use a different blend which provides the same relief.
For more details, please feel free to write to us or call us on our customer care number.