Can Essential Oils Be Applied Directly To My Skin?

Short answer, no. Essential oils should not be applied directly to skin as it may cause irritation. Essential oils should be diluted into carrier oils such as almond, olive, or apricot oil if one would like to apply it to the skin. Products by Mindful Mixtures for example are formulated to be applied to the skin. However, it is advised that a skin test is conducted to determine if irritation will result.