HAPPY CHRISTMAS: Last day for orders will be December 20th. I am having a break and orders received during this period will be processed Monday, January 8th. If you are suffering from Puppps Rash, I can dispatch the Puppps product for ~urgent orders~ from December 29th. I apologise in advance for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. Thank you for your continued support of my NZ made hand-blended products. Kindest Gillian

Essential Oil Safety

All Le'Esscience products are blended by hand - they are made from 100% pure high-quality therapeutic grade (not cosmetic grade) essential oils & high-quality carrier oils. 

The essential oil blends may provide relief & natural healing due to the properties stated with the information provided with each blend (if used as directed).

PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY!

Although essential Oils (well, the true pure ones) come from fruit plants, herbs, flowers, woods & resins, they are highly concentrated and must be used with respect – we are trained that ‘less is more’ & I encourage you to do the same.

Essentials oils must not be ingested or used neat on the skin & must be stored out of the reach of children – all 100% pure essential oil bottles are equipped with a dripolator, this means only one drip can come out at a time, perfect for making blends & adding to baths, vaporisers etc but also means if they do get into the hands of a child & they take a swig, they will only get one drop! Hopefully, the taste will be so bad it will put them off wanting to take any more! If a child should consume Essential Oils, seek your Dr immediately or phone the Poisons Centre.

Please note: Many essential oils can be toxic if ingested, even in moderate doses.  Never ingest or use undiluted essential oils (neat) on the skin (for any age group), for any 'therapeutic' purposes. If an oil is ingested by accident, drink fatty milk and seek advice, do not drink water nor induce vomiting. There is an alarming trend promoted by multi-level-marketing (MLM) unqualified essential oil resellers (& their companies) to add drops of essential oils to water and drinking them and other ways to ingest, please do not do this - it is a very high-risk practice that can damage the gut, mucous membranes, and internal organs  Essential oils have a cumulative effect so doing this regular could cause even more damage. The MLM's may even argue this is ok, it simply is NOT. If you have any concerns, please contact me.

For further reading on this subject, this is a brilliant article

Qualifications matter! 

Contra-Indications – These could include:

Skin Irritants
These oils may irritate the skin when used in baths. Use in small amounts only (2 or 3 drops) and dilute in a carrier oil before adding to the water. Do not use at all if you have sensitive skin or are susceptible to allergic reactions.

Photosensitisation
These essential oils make the skin more sensitive to ultra-violet light and should not be used before exposure to strong sunshine, sunbeds, or other sources of ultra-violet light. Generally, ALL fruit essential oils come under this category.

Epilepsy
Some essential oils must never be used if you suffer from epilepsy as they could trigger an attack. These oils are Fennel (sweet), Hyssop, Thyme, Sage & Rosemary.

Pregnancy
Do not use the following oils during pregnancy, some are safe after the first trimester & during labour – in any treatments, I will state this. In pregnancy avoid Basil, Clary Sage, Hyssop, Juniper, Marjoram, Cypress, Rosemary, Cedarwood, Yarrow, Clove, Thyme, Vetivert, Peppermint, Myrrh & Sage – if in doubt, always ask!

High Blood Pressure
These oils should not be used if you are suffering from high blood pressure, Hyssop, Rosemary, Sage & Thyme

Lower Blood Pressure
Avoid Clary Sage if you have low blood pressure

Homoeopathic Remedies
It is said that some essential oils negate homoeopathic remedies if this is the case, I will state this at the end of each treatment

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gillian@LeEsscience.co.nz