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Seek professional help if any acute conditions occur, such as fevers, coughs, digestive upsets, headaches, or if the condition appears to be worsening.
Give children a fraction of an adult dose depending on age below:
Age Dose (but not recommended without a professional consultation)
0 - 1 yr one-twentieth
1 - 2 yrs one-tenth
3 - 4 yrs one-fifth
5 - 6 yrs three-tenths
7 - 8 yrs two-fifths
9 - 10 yrs half
11 - 12 yrs three-fifths
13 - 14 yrs four-fifths
15 plus full dose
In the elderly, metabolism gradually slows down: reduce standard adult doses with increasing frailty and loss of body weight.
Essential oils are extremely potent and many can irritate mucous membranes. Unless otherwise clearly stated from your doctor or any other professional medical pratitioner, do not take essential oils internally without professional medical supervision. Before using externally, dilute essential oils in a carrier oil such as wheatgerm, almond, or sunflower. Because essesntial oils are so expensive, many synthetic chemical substitutes are offered for sail. Always buy a reputable brand, guaranteed to be pure and unadulterated; do not be misled by low-cost products.
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