CAUTIONS AND DISCLAIMER
 


Blue Stone Naturals Cautions and Disclaimer for use of our body care items and information provided with these items and on this website (www.BlueStoneNaturals.com)

General Safety Cautions

Every plant and every human body are different. You cannot be sure how your own or another’s body will react to exposure to materials foreign to it, including pure and natural materials such as essential oils and other plant derivatives. It is therefore important always to test the application of body care items in small amounts and on limited areas before full or repeated application. You should make yourself aware of any indications of irritation or adverse reactions.

In the unlikely event of irritation or adverse reactions, stop application and immediately remove from your body. Soap and water-soluble substances can be rinsed off or flushed with water. Oil-soluble substances such as essential oils can be diluted and flushed with a generally non-irritating fixed oil such as olive oil. If adverse reactions continue after removal seek the assistance of a trained healthcare provider.

Genuine essential oils are pure and natural, but they are also highly concentrated and potent. Therefore only small amounts of essential oils should be used at any one time, and they should be diluted in a non-irritating fixed carrier oil (e.g. olive oil) before being used directly on the body. Standard dilution is about 3% (or not more than 1 drop of essential oil per 1ml of fixed carrier oil).

Keep out of reach of children.

Essential oils should be kept out of eyes, ears, and the anogenital area. If essential oils do get into any of these places immediately dilute and flush as described above.

Most aromatherapists, including the International Federation of Aromatherapists, warn that essential oils are for external use only and should not be ingested unless directed and supervised by a licensed medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical aromatherapy. If essential oils are ingested seek medical advice immediately.

Particular care must be taken when using essential oils on individuals who are especially sensitive, such as the very young, the very old, the frail, pregnant women, those who are hypersensitive, and anyone under medical care. In all such situations, and in any case of uncertainty, a trained healthcare provider should be consulted before using essential oils or body care items containing essential oils.

Each essential oil has its own properties and some have special cautions, so it is important to learn about any essential oil before use, especially safety precautions.

For example:

Some essential oils, such as Cinnamon (Cinnamomum burmani), Clove Bud (Syzygium aromaticum), and Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) can irritate the skin and should be used in smaller concentrations than other oils.

Some essential oils, such as Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) and Lemon (Citrus limon) can be photosensitizing, which means they can render the body more sensitive to the effects of sunlight (ultraviolet rays). This can result in a faster tanning reaction and the appearance of ‘sun spots’. It is best to avoid exposure to direct sunlight for a few hours after using these oils directly on the body.

Some essential oils, such as Himalayan Cedarwood (Cedrus deodara) must not be used during pregnancy due to heightened risks to the developing baby.

Some essential oils, such as Peppermint (Mentha piperita) must not be used on babies and young children (under 3 years of age) due to risks of adverse respiratory reactions.

In general, the properties of plants and other natural materials are many and diverse. When used with proper care and knowledge they can have wonderfully beneficial affects on health and wellbeing. But they must be used with the appropriate level of respect, responsibility, and caution.


Disclaimer

Blue Stone Naturals is not responsible for the use or misuse of information obtained from this website, or for the personal use of our body care items. Each user of this website and of our body care items is solely responsible for that use, for making fully informed decisions about his or her own body, and for compliance with any and all laws concerning the proper use of these items, including copyrights and intellectual rights of third parties.

The contents of this web site including information on natural health, body care item descriptions, ingredients, and all other information is provided for educational and reference purposes only.

This information is not intended as and does not constitute medical claims or advice, and should therefore not replace the advice of trained medical professionals and healthcare service providers. This information must not be used for diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or cure of diseases or other medical conditions for oneself or others. People with health issues and medical conditions should seek the assistance of properly trained healthcare providers.

The information provided on this website is based on current and reliable sources representing the knowledge and understanding of many different knowledge traditions, including empirical folk knowledge, practical knowledge of experienced practitioners, and scientifically evaluated knowledge. However, this information should not be taken as definitive or complete, and we make no representations as to its accuracy. These knowledge traditions do not always agree, and acceptable understandings change over time.

The liability of Blue Stone Naturals is limited to the value of the goods purchased, and does not include any consequential loss or damages. Blue Stone Naturals shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content provided, or for any actions taken in reliance on that content.




 

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