According to Tisserand, Oregano is known to be a moderate skin irritant and a strong mucous membrane irritant. He recommends using at not more than 1% concentration on mucous membrane.
Our Oregano has a high phenol content and should never be used on the skin undiluted and we recommend using skin nourishing oils with Oregano to decrease the skin irritation. Do not use on Hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin. Oregano is to be used cautiously. Do not use during pregnancy.
If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician or clinical certified aromatherapist. For external use only. Keep away from mucous membranes & eyes. Test a small amount on skin for allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and small children under the age of five years old.
Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.