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8 Safety Tips for Using Essential Oils


What to know

1. Tell your doctor first

2. Dilute your oils

3. Apply with care

4. Do a patch test

5. Skip the citrus oil

6. Don't ingest

7. Store properly

8. Don't use near flame



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