Since essential oils are natural products, does this mean they are always safe to use?


Ummm, no. Rattlesnake venom is a natural product but it isn’t safe for human consumption. Same with plutonium and boiling water – you shouldn’t put those on your skin if you are interested in safety. Hydrogen sulfide is natural but if you breathe it in, rotten eggs are the last thing you smell. Ever. Essential oils are highly concentrated substances that have the potential to be harmful, especially if used in large doses. Talk to your doctor or a qualified, properly-trained alternative healthcare professional before trying any new aromatherapy. Document any reactions you have after using essential oils as allergies to some essential oils are common. 

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Jennifer Vander Zalm

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