By Anonymous - 22/10/2018 03:00
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Not sure where you got those essential oils, Bed Bath and Beyond maybe? DoTerra and Young Living oils are all natural and pure, thus they can readily be used on the skin. My wife and I will use them all the time for bug bites or massages, they are really versatile... Really helps to research what you are using beforehand.
It depends more on the oil than whether it is an overpriced brand or not. Some oils are safe for skin, and some are not. It has nothing to do with being natural or pure either, because lots of things are natural and pure, but are not good for the body (lead, for example, is a natural material that should not be put into your body, especially if pure).
Most essential oils (especially the stronger ones like tea tree) shouldn't ever be applied to the skin in their pure form (in fact it's illegal in the UK to sell cosmetics which contain more than 3% of essential oils (a few essential oils are are allowed to be in cosmetics at a higher concentrations though, such as orange essential oil)) , I accidentally splashed a few drops of pure, natural cinnamon essential oil on my face and ended up with large red sore blotches
Let’s make sure people have proper information, shall we? Lots of essential oils, no matter the brand, are safe enough to use directly on skin. Others, like rosemary and oregano for example, are considered irritants when used purely on skin, and thus must be diluted in a carrier oil. What you are experiencing seems more like an allergic reaction more than a “normal” reaction. Always check to see if the essential oil you have needs a carrier or not, always use a carrier no matter the oil if you have sensitive skin or are known to getting irritated to different things, and if you have any questions please go see a qualified aromatherapist and not Dr Google