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Use caution during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Essential oils are not recommended during pregnancy. Keep Home Essentials products out of reach of children. With the exception of castor oil, no product is suitable for ingestion. If symptoms persist, consult a medical practitioner.
Stain removal caution – Before you begin, remove as much of the solids as possible, and blot up as much liquid as possible. Dab the stain, don’t rub. Begin at the outer edge of the stain, working your way towards the centre. If possible apply treatment from the back of the fabric. Be cautious with application, by applying too much solvent or rubbing too vigorously you risk spoiling the fabric. Never strengthen solutions if they don’t work. Always rinse fabric and let dry before trying another remedy.
Fabrics, carpets, household surfaces, appliances and electronic equipment may have been specially prepared or coated. Always spot test first and, if in doubt, check with the manufacturer.
Essential oils caution – Essential Oils can, from time to time, cause allergic reaction. Always apply them diluted in a carrier oil, such as almond or olive oil. Essential oils are not to be used during pregnancy and caution is advised during breastfeeding. If you are allergic to anise or anethole, its main ingredient, avoid using aniseed or its essential oil.
Inhalation procedure – Some Home Essential oils, such as eucalyptus oil, are suitable for inhalations to support congestion relief. Use 1-2 teaspoons per 500 mls of boiling water. Pour boiling water into a large bowl, add oil, agitate and then lean over the bowl with a towel over your head. Be sure to close your eyes. Inhale the vapours, through the nose and mouth, for approximately 10 minutes or as long as comfortable. Children must be supervised at all times.
Burns – While minor burns, scalds and minor sunburn can be safely treated at home, always follow correct procedure. This means running the burn until cool under running water, or immersing it in a cool water bath, for at least ten minutes before applying a home remedy solution. If a burn is more serious, see your doctor or phone emergency services.