Although it is generally safe for all skin types, you should perform a patch test before your first use. This will ensure that you aren’t allergic to the oil.

To do this:

  1. Apply a small amount of the oil to your forearm or wrist;
  2. Cover the treated area with a band-aid or gauze;
  3. After 24 hours, check the area for signs of irritation.

If the skin is itchy or inflamed, you shouldn’t use that oil (see your doctor if the irritation persists).

If the skin doesn’t show any signs of irritation, it should be safe to use elsewhere.

See your doctor if you begin to experience:

  • Red itchy skin;
  • Itchy watery eyes;
  • Scratchy throat;
  • Nausea;
  • Vomiting.

Anaphylaxis is possible in severe cases of allergic reactions. Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you begin experiencing:

  • Difficulty breathing;
  • Wheezing;
  • Swollen mouth, throat, or face;
  • Rapid heartbeat;
  • Stomach pain.


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