What are the precautions to take with essential oils

Essential oils have been known for decades for their many qualities and properties,they are highly concentrated natural products that may present risks in case of inappropriate use.

How to safely use essential oils

. Essential oils are powerful, use them carefully and in moderation.

. Always keep essential oils out of reach and out of sight of children, in a cool place away from light

. Do not diffuse essential oil continuously in a non ventilated room.

. In case of respiratory allergies or asthma, avoid inhaling essential oils directly.

For any therapeutic indication or oral treatment, consult a doctor

. Lavender and lavendin essential oils naturally contain linalol, limonene, geraniol, coumarin, which can cause allergic reactions, as well as camphor and eucalyptol: any pure use should be avoided for pregnant women and children under 6 years of age, unless medical advice.

. Some essential oils may be irritating, sensitizing, or have some long-term toxicity: Italian Helichrysum, Peppermint, Compact Oregano, Camphor Rosemary.

. Most of essential oils are to be used diluted in vegetable oil for use on the skin. Do a skin tolerance test in the elbow fold for at least 48 hours prior to use on the skin. If you observe a reaction, do not use essential oil.

. Do not use them on the eyes, eye contour, mucous membranes, in the ears. In case of contact, apply a large amount of neutral vegetable oil and consult a doctor.

. Do not pour pure essential oil directly into a bath, use a base to dilute it before.

. In general, the use of essential oils without medical advice is not recommended for: Pregnant or nursing women, children under 6 years of age, people with epilepsy, in case of health problems.

. In case of ingestion, immediately contact a poison control center and consult a doctor.

. In case of doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

The information, properties and way of use regarding essential oils is for reference only. It comes from the reference works or websites in this field. It is not medical information and can not commit our responsibility. For any therapeutic use, consult a doctor.

Feel free to visit us in Cucuron, at the place of production, we are there nearly all the time! In June and July, the lavandins will be in bloom!

We sell our produce directly. Or by email: virginie@laprovenceenbouteille.com

Or if you wish to call us: +33 6 80 12 19 99. 


We are open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 3 to 6.30 pm. Out of these hours or in case we are not here, please call us +33 (0) 6 80 12 19 99.

To come to our place, from Cucuron, take the direction of Ansouis - Pertuis (D56), take the 1st road on the right (Chemin de L' Agrie), then to the left (Chemin de Saint Martin), and finally 1st dirt track on your left. 


GPS Coordinates: Lat: 43.761401  Long: 5.447894 

    You can find our produce as well at:

CUCURON: Spar, Cours de Pourrières.   Oliversion, Chemin de Galon.   Le Moulin à Vent, Chemin de Gastoule.

  Maisons d'Amis, Chemin de L'Agrie. Bar de L'Etang, Place de l'Etang.

ANSOUIS: Vival, Place St Elzéar.   VAUGINES: Le café de la Fontaine, Place de la Fontaine.   Fred Touch.

LOURMARIN: Ambiance Bio, 17 rue du Temple.   Vival, Place du Clos.  LA MOTTE D'AIGUES: Vival, L'Arcade.

DRAGUIGNAN: Gammvert, Boulevard Saint Exupéry.    

CADENET: Bastide du Laval , Chemin de la Royère.   Le Panier d'Albann, 17, Place du Tambour d'Arcole.

VILLELAURE: L'Oustaou du Luberon.     SANNES: Le Panier en Luberon, Route de La Bonde.

AIX EN PROVENCE: Vival, Cours d'Orbitelle. BRIGNOLES: GammVert, Quartier St Jean

LE PARADOU: Spar, Avenue Jean Bessat.  MAUSSANE LES ALPILLES: Spar, Avenue de la Vallée des Baux.

FONTVIEILLE: Spar, Place des Halles. SAINT MARTIN DE CRAU: Vival, Avenue de la République.

GENEVE:  .Duo sur Canapé, 10, rue Verdaine. LA ROQUE D'ANTHERON: L'Autre Conserverie, 8, Rue du Poilu.