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May 2, 2017

Essential Oil Safety

Essential oils make up one of nature’s powerful tools to enhance our living and wellbeing. They really are amazing! However, because these oils are so potent and powerful, they can be dangerous if not used correctly. Luckily, we have this blog to teach us all about essential oil safety (and a few tricks of the trade). So, let’s dig in!

Here at RMO, safety always comes first. Always. To help your family enjoy all of the benefits of essential oils, simply follow the guidelines below:



If you read all of those bullet points, you deserve a high five! *high five here* You can look for more essential oil safety information at www.naha.org. The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) educates health care practitioners and the general public alike on safe and responsible use of essential oils. If you find yourself in an emergency caused by essential oils, please do the following:


Eyes: If any essential oil accidentally makes it to the eye area, rinse with a fatty oil and then flush the eye with cool water.


Burning skin: If dermal irritation occurs after applying an essential oil apply a carrier oil to dilute further. Rinse off with a mild soap and water
While essential oil emergencies are rare, we do want to ensure your safety. Thank you so much for joining in! If you have any additional questions that you’d like to ask, please feel free to contact our customer service department.

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This article is mighty helpful!!

Billy Bob Joe | June 14, 2017 | Reply

this is a very helpful and enlightening post! I just love the RMO blog! I have learned so much from the posts underer Essential Oil Basics! this is such a informative and enlightening blog! Great posts and the people writing them deff

Bob doodle | June 14, 2017 | Reply

    sorry the previous comment of mine got cut short the last line I intended to put was…… Great posts and the people writing them defiantly know what they are talking about!

    Bob doodle | June 14, 2017 | Reply

    sorry the previous comment of mine got cut short the last line I intended to put was…… Great posts and the people writing them defiantly know what they are talking about! Love RMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bob doodle | June 14, 2017 | Reply

      Thank you, Bob! This makes our day. We will keep articles like these coming. 🙂

      Rocky Mountain Oils | June 22, 2017 | Reply

Again I can not stress enough how much I love this post, the blog, and Rmo!

Bob doodle | June 14, 2017 | Reply

    Bob doodle, totally agree!

    Nancy Doodle | June 18, 2017 | Reply

you are totally right Bob Doodle!!! i agree about everything you said!!! Love RMO!

Jill Kettlecorn | June 14, 2017 | Reply

This article complete skips over the ingesting of EOs. Are RMO food grade and can they be used for that purpose?

Claudette Griffith | August 7, 2017 | Reply

    Hi Claudette. Our oils are of the quality that they can be used for ingestion, however, we do not give recommendations for oral use. We recommend consulting with an aromatherapist or medical professional that is trained in this modality. The safety concerns for ingestion extend beyond the purity of the oil and include such considerations as age, the health of the one taking it, as well as correct dosing.

    Rocky Mountain Oils | August 8, 2017 | Reply

How do I find out which oil is safe for pregnancy?

Grace M | April 8, 2018 | Reply

    Unfortunately, we cannot recommend any oils to use during pregnancy.

    Essential oils are very beneficial for our bodies most of the time. However, pregnancy is a special time when customers need to be aware of some changing circumstances. We recommend that any pregnant or breastfeeding customers consult with a medical professional if they choose to use essential oils during this time.

    For help looking up Aromatherapist in your area visit the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy:

    RMO CS | April 26, 2018 | Reply

If these oils are pure and unadulterated why cant you ingest? How many tests do they undergo?

cindy irick | September 21, 2019 | Reply

    That is a great question, Cindy. Every batch of oil we get goes through several tests. We test the oil before purchasing the batch, we test it via a third-party after purchase to verify it’s the same pure oil we bought, and we do in-house testing to make sure the oil still meets our company standards. We take extra measures to make sure all of our oils are pure and unadulterated. The reason we do not recommend ingestion is because essential oils contain a variety of natural compounds at highly concentrated levels, and that can be harmful for your health. There are many cases throughout history of people ingesting a variety of oils and experiencing severe, poisonous effects. We want our customers to be safe, and suggest only ingesting oils under the direction of a certified aromatherapist, who would be aware of any associated risks.

    Rocky Mountain Oils | September 26, 2019 | Reply