Safe use of our products

How do you use Bloomm essential oil safely?

Essential oil is a beautiful product , a gift from nature . It has been used for centuries in many cultures, but it never replaces medical treatment by a doctor. So always handle it carefully and consciously. Essential oil is powerful and when used correctly it is safe and positive for your health, but when used incorrectly it can also be harmful and dangerous. Read the information below carefully and always read the instructions for use before use.

Every type of essential oil is unique. For example: You can use lavender oil directly on your skin , this will not cause any harm. But Citrus oils have a phototoxic effect ; so do not expose yourself to the sun. Each oil has a different property and effect, so read the instructions for use before use. If you have any doubts about an oil or how to use it , call us or send a message.

What do you pay attention to when using essential oil?

Always read the instructions for use before use. This contains the most common warnings about the essential oil in question. Dilute the essential oil with a base oil where necessary. So never use essential oil directly on your skin. If you are unsure about your sensitivity to a particular oil, you can test this before use by applying the oil to the inside of your forearm with a cotton swab . If you do not have a rash or irritated skin after 24 hours, you are probably not hypersensitive to it. Never use essential oil internally.

Pregnancy/breastfeeding and paying attention to children. It is better not to work with essential oils during pregnancy and breastfeeding . Not all risks are known. We advise not to use essential oils on children under 3 years of age. There is also an additional risk of swallowing in young children. This allows some caustic essential oils to enter directly into the esophagus, which can have serious consequences. So always keep your essential oil in a safe place where children cannot reach and only buy an oil with a child-proof cap.

Essential oil for pets . Because essential oil can have a beneficial effect on humans, this does not mean that this is also the case for pets. Essential oils are toxic to most pets, especially cats. Therefore, never treat your animals' ailments with essential oil without being sure that this essential oil is harmless to your pet. If in doubt, consult a vet, call us or send a message.

Use in a safe manner;

  • Make sure you only use 100% pure, pure essential oils and follow all warnings and instructions on the label.
  • Do not use during pregnancy and lactation.
  • Do not use in children under 3 years.
  • Never apply essential oils to the eyes, ears, mouth or open wounds. In case of direct contact with the eyes, you should immediately dilute it with another pure vegetable oil. Never dilute with water, as this will worsen the symptoms.
  • If redness and irritation occur locally on the skin when using essential oils, you should immediately dilute them with a pure vegetable oil or olive oil. Stop using essential oils if there is severe irritation or discomfort of the skin, stomach and respiratory tract.
  • When using essential oils on children over 3 years old, first apply a small drop of oil to a cotton swab in the crook of the elbow to test the sensitivity of both the skin and other sensitivity. Do not apply essential oils to your child's hand or forearm as they can spread the oil to the eyes and mouth.
  • When using essential oil internally, we always recommend consulting a doctor first.
  • Never apply undiluted to the skin, mix with a vegetable oil, shampoo, cream or in your bath water.
  • Do not exceed the recommended dose.
  • Essential oil is highly flammable and volatile. Never expose to high temperatures or open flames.
  • Store the oil in a cool and dark place in a tightly closed bottle.

It is good to know that essential oils are highly concentrated and powerful plant extracts. It is therefore important to use essential oil wisely and with care. Try to obtain as much information as possible about the product before use so that you have a positive and enjoyable introduction to essential oils.

If you have any questions or doubts about our information, call us or send a message.

Explanation of mandatory GHS hazard symbols on our products.

From January 1, 2015, there will be new European regulations, which will require more warning symbols and texts on essential oil labels; the GHS labelling. This GHS labeling means, among other things, that the warning sentences are really legible and are not so small that they are not noticeable. It is good that as a user of certain substances you are informed about the risks of these substances. However, you must see these warnings in the right context so as not to get the impression that small amounts of essential oil are life-threatening.

Some plant substances can be useful or pleasant in small amounts and poisonous in larger amounts. Take caffeine in coffee beans, for example. A few cups of coffee is tasty and stimulating, but after drinking 100 cups of coffee in a short time you will undoubtedly not feel good.

This is also the case with most essential oils. The correct dilution is always very important. They are often strong natural substances that can be used for your health and well-being if they are used in the correct dilution.

What you should pay attention to when using essential oils depends on the type of oil (the warnings on the label), the total amount in the package, how it is stored and how it is used. There are essential oils that are corrosive to the skin, such as Thyme oil, but also those that are completely safe, such as Lavender oil. Lavender oil can therefore be applied neat to the skin without any problems, Thyme oil only when sufficiently diluted. It is therefore important to know how and to what extent the essential oil should be diluted for the desired application.

Why are there danger signs on the label or in the package leaflet? On a bottle with 5ml. essential oil must contain the same warnings as on a barrel containing 200 liters of essential oil. However, if a 200 liter barrel bursts open, this will lead to a dangerous concentration of essential oil in the air, the environment or on the skin and clothing more quickly than if it were 5 ml. bottle breaks.

For example, eucalyptus essential oil is very explosive and has a sharp odor. In large quantities this can be very dangerous. But when evaporating a few drops of essential oil on a scented stone or on a tissue, the risk of explosion and inhalation does not play a role.

The new labeling may seem a bit strange at first glance due to the danger signs on it, but it ultimately proves to be a useful source of information. It is an additional media to inform yourself as a user about the composition and possible properties of the oils. A good label always has the batch and item number and the Latin name on the label.

If you have any questions or doubts about our information, call us or send a message.