DISCLAIMER: The intention of Andromeda's Alley is to provide you with information concerning the uses of essential oils and plant extracts for health and well-being of body, mind, and spirit as it is currently being practiced in this country. Much of the material is based upon various published sources including scientific and clinical research. There is no warranty made regarding the completeness of the accuracy of this publicly available information. The information listed with each oil is not intended to replace the advice or attention of the proper health care professionals, direct their behavior or replace their independent professional judgement. Consult your health care professional and a professional certified aromatherapist together if you are unsure of an essential oil's proper use. Do not apply undiluted essential oils directly onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have cancer, liver damage or any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. It is safe practice to consult a qualified aromatherapist before using oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.