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Potential Side Effects of Essential Oils

Potential Side Effects of Essential Oils

The side effects depend on what oil you’re using & how you’re using it.

  • Citrus-based oils (orange, lemon, & bergamot) are photo-sensitizers. You can get a sunburn easily.
  • Tea tree & eucalyptus are toxic to the nervous system and liver. Use care around animals, infants, the elderly, and pregnant women.
  • Mugwort, pennyroyal, & wormwood can cause contractions, so don’t use during pregnancy.
  • Be cautious if you have respiratory conditions or strong reactions or allergies to fragrances.
  • They do release off-gases. So limit your use.

Safety testing shows very few risks when used as directed.


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Essential Oil Essentials

Essential Oil Essentials

  • Lavender: for better sleep, reducing anxiety; assists with lowering blood pressure, heart rate, and skin temp
  • Clary Sage: to reduce blood pressure, may help with memory and attention
  • Rosemary: to enhance brainpower; may boost...


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Tips for Purchasing Essential Oils

Tips for Purchasing Essential Oils

Follow these tips to make sure you purchase genuine products:

  • Beware the aromatherapy label, often on diluted oils laced with synthetic fragrances.
  • Look for 100% pure and organic oils free of fillers, pesticides, and synthetic chemicals.
  • If a label says the...


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How to Use Essential Oils for Aromatherapy

How to Use Essential Oils for Aromatherapy

  • 15 to 60 minutes is the ideal limit—never breathe in essential oils for more than one hour at a time.
  • Always follow the instructions on the bottle.
  • If you’re taking any medications or suffer from a chronic health condition,


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How Aromatherapy Works

How Aromatherapy Works

Essential oils are absorbed by smell receptors (connected to the limbic system) which controls heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and stress.

They carry the “essence” of the plant.

Each plant’...


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Potential Benefits of Essential Oils

Potential Benefits of Essential Oils

  1. Anxiety. Use oils like orange and lavender to feel less anxious.
  2. Headaches. Oils of peppermint and lavender provide pain relief when massaged into skin.
  3. Better sleep. Lavender is helpful.
  4. Inflammation.


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