This oil is very potent so I advise against using the oil full-strength, as it can irritate your skin. Do not apply it to broken skin or open wounds as well. Oregano oil is meant for short-term use only, 7-10 days.
Is Oregano Oil Safe?
Yes, as long as it’s diluted in water or with a carrier oil – one part oregano oil to three parts carrier oil or water. Do a spot test as well to check if you have any allergic reactions to oregano oil. Simply apply a diluted drop to your arm.
Which one to Buy?
Some manufacturers sell inferior quality oils and oils made from thyme, Spanish oregano, or cultivated oregano, which DO NOT provide any health benefits.
Side Effects of Oregano Oil?
Those with an allergy to plants from the Lamiaceae family (mint, lavender, sage, and basil) should also avoid this oil.
Infants and Children?
Oregano oil is also NOT advisable for infants and children.
Pregnant and Lactating Women?
Pregnant or nursing women are also discouraged from using oregano oil both topically and orally. Oregano oil also has the potential to induce menstruation.