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Are Essential Oils Safe? While research suggests there are health benefits, the FDA doesn’t monitor or regulate the purity or quality of essential oils. It’s important to talk with a healthcare professional before you begin using essential oils and be sure to research the quality of a brand’s products. Always do a patch test before trying a new essential oil.

Module 4- Essential Oil Safety


  • To understand the importance of the safe use of essential oils in aromatherapy and potential hazards & risks in essential oils. 

  • To provide knowledge on basic First Aid for emergency handling. 

​Course Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the code of ethics of aromatherapists.

  • Identify the factors contributing to the safe use of essential oils.

  • To learn the potential hazards & risks in essential oils.

  • To learn the contraindication of aromatherapy.

  • Identify the adulteration, correct handling and labelling of essential oils.

  • Learn First Aid actions to react on emergency.

​Important Topics

  • Code of ethics of aromatherapists.

  • The quality of essential oils.

  • Essential oils storage and labelling.

  • Essential oils hazards & toxicity.

  • Essential oils never to be used in aromatherapy.

  • Types of contraindications of aromatherapy.

  • Potential risks to health and adverse reactions.

  • Safety guidelines.

  • First Aid practice for emergency handling.

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