Disclaimer & Rules

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HELLO and welcome to the ultimate online source for learning all about Young Living essential oils! We are modern day oilers, using the natural powers of essential oils to help ourselves, our friends and our families. The results we've seen from using our oils have been absolutely incredible, and we love sharing our stories. Before you begin, please review the rules, disclaimers and safety information below.

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PART ONE: DISCLAIMER & RULES OF HELLO ESSENTIALS

1. Hello Essentials (HE) members and administration are not medical practitioners and can not diagnose, treat or prescribe treatment for any health condition or disease. Before using any alternative medicines, natural supplements, or vitamins, you should always discuss the products you are using or intend to use with your medical practitioner, especially if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, nursing, or if you have any other compromised health condition.

2. All information, content and product descriptions contained within this site are for reference purposes and are not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis. Please avoid all product claims that discuss disease and instead focus on wellness and purpose. For specific details on how to share Young Living the right way, visit https://www.dropbox.com/s/700m9ic1ycmpirj/Sharing%20YL%20the%20Right%20Way.pdf?dl=0

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4. The following safety precautions are guidelines only. You should consult with The Distillery (TD) member who gave you access to this website about essential oil usage and always inform your primary care physician what you are using as the products may not be conducive with your physician’s prescribed therapy and medications, especially if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, nursing, or if you have any other compromised health condition.

5. Hello Essentials is for the discussion of Young Living essential oils and their uses only. We don't promote any other brand of oil, we don't promote any other products and we will remove any posts that do. We want to make sure that this group stays specifically focused on Young Living oils only. Please make your comments and posts accordingly.

6. Adding members to the group is for The Distillery team members only. TD members are people that are working the business end of Young Living. If you're not sure what that means or if you'd like to add a friend to Hello Essentials, please get in contact with The Distillery member that added you to the group and we'll get you all the info you need.

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8. If you are interested in placing a Young Living oil order, please contact your favorite Distillery member (most likely the person that gave you access to this group if you've been talking to them about the oils). Young Living is a referral-based organization, so they can let you know how to order.

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11. If you see anything questionable or against the rules, please contact our admin team and we will make sure to take care of it rather than contacting the person directly.

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13. You assume full responsibility, and The Apothecary, LLC shall not be liable for, your use and application of this website or any product, service, or information sold or distributed through his website. You waive any claims against The Apothecary, LLC, including but not limited to any liability, demand or suit for personal injury, property damage, or any other damage, loss or liability, directly or indirectly arising out of, resulting from or in any way connected with the products, services, or information sold or distributed through this website. You acknowledge that Stacie Malkus is acting on behalf of The Apothecary, LLC, and not in her individual capacity, and that she shall not have any personal liability. Carol Yeh-Garner and Marlo Bopntempo are independent contractors, and each of them is acting on her own behalf. No partnership exists among Carol, Stacie, Marlo or The Apothecary, LLC.

If you see anything questionable or against the rules, please contact our admin team and we will make sure to take care of it rather than contacting the person directly.

PART TWO: ESSENTIAL OIL SAFETY

1. Keep essential oils in a secure place away from children and pets

2. Be aware that skin irritations are rare but if you have any kind of side effect, reduce the use of the oils or take a break as it is most likely due to your body detoxing.

3. The following essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy: aniseed, basil, birch, calamus, camphor, cassia, cinnamon bark, hyssop, Idaho tansy, jasmine, lavandin, mugwort, parsley, pennyroyal, rosemary, sage, tansy, tarragon, thuja, thyme, wintergreen, wormwood. Use the following oils with caution: angelica, cedarwood, chamomile (German/blue), cistus, citronella, clary sage, clove bud, cumin (Black), cypress, davana, fennel, bay laurel, marjoram, mountain savory, myrrh, nutmeg, peppermint, rose, spearmint, vetiver, yarrow. Peppermint on the abdomen should be avoided during pregnancy.

4. Read and follow all instructions carefully.

5. Always take precautions with using aromatherapy.

6. Unless otherwise stated, never use essential oils on your skin without diluting the essential oil with a carrier oil. A skin test is recommended prior to use. If you experience any soreness, redness or irritation do not use the blend.

7. If an essential oil or essential oil blend gets into your eye, flush the eye immediately with a carrier oil or cold milk. Seek medical attention if the stinging and/or irritation continues.

8. Do not use more than 2 drops of the following essential oils when used in a bath the first time: Aniseed, Black pepper, Camphor (rectified), Citronella, Clove, Eucalyptus globulus, Ginger, Juniperberry, Peppermint, Sage, Spearmint, Thyme.

9. If allergic to certain foods, do not use essential oils or carrier oils that come from those foods.

10. If you have epilepsy, heart or kidney problems, or any serious medical condition, discuss the use of essential oils with your medical practitioner.

11. Be sure to use Vitality™ dietary essential oils when ingesting oils.

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