Why does PanAway have a childproof cap?

Q:  Why does my panaway have a childproof cap?

A: Some oils that have wintergreen and hyssop in them have childproof caps.  Wintergreen is 90% methyl salicylate.  It also is said to smell like root beer, so the cap may be to discourage them from drinking the whole thing.  You always want to do your own research before using an essential oil on your child to find out if you personally feel comfortable using that oil on them.  Children already have thin skin, and the oils are very strong.  Citrus oils can cause photosensitivity.  Some oils are “hot” and can cause the skin to be irritated; oregano, lemongrass, and thyme are some examples.