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This information is intended as a guide only. Please speak to your doctor before using our products.

A lot of the ingredients we use are all natural and affect people differently. Like any product you apply to your body, it is important to enjoy the benefits of our products while using them safely and responsibly. This includes performing a skin patch test prior to use and being knowledgeable about the sun's effects after use.

External use only

Hillman Reid products are for external use only. Products must never be used near the eyes, inner nose, and ears, or on any other particularly sensitive areas of skin. It is imperative to consult a medical practitioner before using these products for therapeutic purposes.
 

Phototoxicity

Avoid sun exposure for a minimum of 12 hours after topically applying Bergamot Essential Oil, Grapefruit Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil, and any other phototoxic oils.
 

Pregnancy and other health conditions

Pregnant and nursing women are especially advised not to use essential oils without the medical advice of a physician.
 

Those with the following health conditions are especially recommended to consult the advice of a physician: cancer, heart-related ailments, skin disorders or allergies, hormone-related ailments, or epilepsy.
 

Individuals that are taking prescription drugs, undergoing major surgery, or who are at a greater risk of experiencing strokes, heart attacks, or atherosclerosis are also advised to seek medical consultation prior to use.
 

Children and safety

These products should always be stored in an area that is inaccessible to children, especially those under the age of seven.
 

How to conduct a skin patch test

Prior to using any product, a skin test is recommended. Wash your skin. Shake contents well. Test a small amount on a clear patch of skin. Wait 24 hours. Discontinue use if rash, redness or itching occurs. Wash the affected area right away. Consult your physician if irritation persists.
 

Essential Oil side effects

Potential side effects of essential oils include redness, rash, hives, burning, bleeding disorders, decreased speed of healing, low blood pressure, dizziness, headache, nausea, diarrhea, convulsions, and rapid heartbeat. In the event of an allergic reaction, discontinue use of the products and see a doctor, pharmacist, or allergist immediately for a health assessment and appropriate remedial action. To prevent side effects, consult with a medical professional prior to use.

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