Essential oils & Safety

Therapeutic grade essential oils are derived from the natural aromatic compounds that give plants their individual scents. The oils are extracted through a process of distillation and expression. Extractions come from woods, roots, fruits, leaves, and florals. Research shows that using essential oils as part of aromatherapy has wide ranging health benefits, can elevate the aromatics in your home, repel mosquitos, improve sleep, boost moods or even help alleviate nausea. Always consult a licensed practitioner on proper use and dilution ratios when using essential oils.

Yes, Moss & Palm is an officially approved Young Living Essential Oils Distributor (#2742653) and you can purchase them right here on the site. We exclusively use Young Living Essential OIls in our products.

Direct application to the skin should be avoided to prevent skin irritations. When applying essential oils topically to the skin they are to be paired with a carrier oil, such as, coconut, olive, sweet almond or grapeseed to name a few. 

Please consult your physician for guidance. Generally, aromatherapy can be a great comfort during pregnancy. However, be sure to use essential oils and aromatherapy safely.

It is advised that essential oils should not be used during the first trimester. There are certain oils that should not be used at all during pregnancy, some examples include cinnamon, clove, rosemary, and clary sage. For a full list, please consult your physician. Never ingest essential oils.

In the later stages of pregnancy, certain essential oils can be used such lavender, chamomile, and ylang ylang to help you relax, and can aid sleep.

Using essential oils in a diffuser is a great way to enjoy aromatherapy. If you are going to use an essential oil topically, you will need to use a carrier oil such as jojoba oil, grapeseed, sweet almond oil. Please consult your physician for final guidance on the use of essential oils.

Children can benefit from aromatherapy through use in a diffuser or properly diluted topical application. However, caution should be exercised since essential oils naturally are heavily concentrated. Children may have unknown allergies that will make use of certain essential oils off-limits for them. To that end, you should always exercise caution when introducing children to essential oils. Always consult a licensed practitioner before use. Please consult an essential oil book or other professional reference source for suggested dilution ratios. Also note that some essential oils can make the skin more sensitive in the sun and should not be used outdoors.

According to the ASCPCA, It is best not to give or apply highly concentrated oils to pets.

If a pet has an underlying health problem, particularly a respiratory issue, it may be best to avoid use of essential oil diffusers in the household.

Do not use essential oil diffuser in the house if there are birds present.

If using a diffuser or warmer make sure they are out of reach of pets and that pets can leave the area if the smell is getting too strong for them.

Don’t keep a diffuser in the same room (or use a strong concentration) for animals who groom themselves.