Safely using your Oil Diffuser

Safely using your Oil Diffuser

How to make sure your using your Oil Diffuser correctly and safely

 

 

 

Our team are lovers of Oil Diffusers and essential oils, and have never found them to be remotely unsafe. But of course, like everything, there is always some element of risk and this page is devoted to educating, guiding and affirming safety for Oil Diffuser and essential oil users.

 

- Oil Diffusers UK Team

What should I do with my Oil Diffuser?

  • Keep the Oil Diffuser and essential oils away from naked flames (candles, gas, open fire etc)
  • Keep the Oil Diffuser away from any flammable products, or flammable items.
  • Always use compatible oil products, preferably organic, and clean water with the Oil Diffuser.
  • Before plugging in your diffuser; 1) switch off the main switch 2) then plug the appropriate electrical lead into the unit before finally plugging in the UK plug into the mains socket. 3) Then you can switch on the unit by using the mains socket switch. 4) You can now begin interacting with the device.
  • Start off slowly when it comes to using oils and test your body’s reaction. If you have any concerns seek medical help from a doctor or professional healthcare provider. It is an idea to use a small amount of oil on the skin to test for any reactions.
  • Make sure the room you are using the diffuser has some ventilation or the ability to open a window if needed.
  • Make sure any cables or power leads connected to the unit are not exposed in areas where someone may trip over or tug the lead which could cause the oil diffuser to move, fall or end up in the incorrect user position.


What shouldn’t I do with my Oil Diffuser?

  • Do not place an Oil Diffuser or oils where they may be at a risk in regards to falling from height.
  • Do not place an Oil Diffuser where they may have risk of falling into water which could create an electrical hazard.
  • Do not use cheap or fake essential oil products.
  • Do not use carrier oils which may cause your diffuser to break. Be sure to periodically clean the diffuser to prevent mould or bacteria from accumulating.
  • Do not use if you have allergies to the essential oil you are using. Be sure to check the content of the oils you plan on diffusing. Consult your doctor before diffusing certain oils if you are unsure.
  • Do not use if you have asthma, allergies or a similar condition you may find that some strong fragrances may trigger a respiratory reaction. Stop using the essential oil if this is the case, and consider using some less irritating essential oils. Seek medical guidance.
  • Do not diffuse oils around newborns, babies, young children, pregnant women or pets unless you are sure that everything is safe.
  • Do not leave your diffuser plugged in overnight. Use the appropriate amount of water and make sure to test your oil diffuser’s automatic stop function before leaving it unattended.


Are Essential Oils safe?


Essential oils that organic or reliably sourced are generally always safe to use. If you , or anyone who may be exposed to the diffused oil, have any allergies to certain oils please do not use that oil with the diffuser product. If you are unsure of any allergies seek help from a doctor or health care professional. Here are some tips to help with using essential oils safely.

  • Always perform a small test patch on your skin if you are unsure of any allergies to a certain oil. Stop using the oil immediately if the irritation occurs and seek medical help.
  • Totally avoid using essential oils if you know that you, or anyone in proximity are allergic.
  • Avoid getting essential oils into open wounds, damaged skin, burns or infected skin scrapes.
  • Essential oils should never be directly applied to the eyes or ear canals. If this happens seek medical help.
  • Always wash your hands after handling essential oils.
  • Although there is much information about it online, we do not recommend using essential oils internally without professional medical guidance.
  • Do not use cheap or fake products.
  • Only use responsibly sourced, or organic oil products.
  • Keep your essential oils, and oil diffuser products safely away from, and out of reach of children.

Conclusion on Oil Diffusers and Essential Oils

Oil diffusers and essential oils are generally considered safe but this does not mean they should be used without caution. Always use essential oils in the appropriate way, if unsure always follow instructions.

Certain oils should not be used during pregnancy, around infants or nearby to people who are allergic.

It is possible for essential oils to interact with medication or non-prescription drugs. Always ask your doctor if you have any safety concerns.

 


Essential Oil Diffusers are generally considered safe