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Essential Oil Safety

7 July, 2010 (06:52) | Essential Oils | By: admin

  • Essential oils and essential oil products must always be used as directed by your professional aromatherapist.
  • Never use any essential oils in the first trimester of pregnancy without advice form a professional aromatherapist.
  • If you suffer from epilepsy avoid essential oils of Basil, Camphor, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Hyssop, Peppermint, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang.
  • If you suffer from kidney problems avoid essential oil of Juniper Berry.
  • If you suffer from low blood pressure avoid essential oils of Lavender, May Chang, Sweet Marjoram.
  • If you suffer from high blood pressure avoid using Rosemary, Thyme.
  • If you have had ovarian, uterine or breast cancer AND are receiving HRT avoid using Fennel, Geranium, Rose.
  • Do not use essential oils on children under six without the advice of a professional aromatherapist.
  • Do not use wheat or nut carrier oils with children under six.
  • Never ingest any essential oils.
  • Never sunbathe after applying the following essential oils to the skin, Bergamot, Sweet Orange, Mandarin, Lemon, Lime, Tangerine, Ginger.
  • As a common sense precaution, if you have sensitive skin, complete a patch test before use. Rub some of the product on the inside of the wrist or the inner elbow. Leave the product on the skin overnight, if you have a reaction then avoid using that oil.
  • It is wise to avoid using the same essential oils everyday, give them a break occasionally. The body can build up an immunity to essential oils rendering them ineffective. It is a good idea to have a few different blends to interchange.

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Time April 29, 2011 at 8:47 pm

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