What do you know about safety issues concerning individual essential oils? The many benefits are published far and wide. My experience is the safety considerations are not as widely broadcast. The information is available can be confusing or vague. Though the benefits of an oil may generally outnumber the safety concerns, they in no way outweigh the concerns. Such concerns can include initiating an asthma attack, cause severe burns, and even have a direct affect on a pregnancy. Do you know about sensitization due to over-use? What constitutes over-use?
The average person is not aware that serious safety concerns exist. After all, essential oils are so wonderful, so healing, so beneficial, right? It would be so nice to be able indulge yourself in a blend and not have to think about details. Life is so full of details! Can’t we just pick up a bottle of great smelling stuff and not have to think about it? But, alas…safety first!
The average bottle sitting on a shelf doesn’t offer a lot of information. Many essential oil companies don’t offer up much either. When it come to buying something online, you are lucky if you can even find a web address, let alone a physical address or phone number. I’ve looked up some addresses only to see a vacant lot in the middle of down-town!
Safety must be paramount to all other elements when dealing with essential oils. The very nature of essential oils is that they are concentrates. They are powerful. They are serious business. A responsible, legitimate company should have no problem giving you information – and plenty of it. A good company will offer documentation. An excellent company will provide access to a live person who works directly for that company - one whom you can clearly understand.
One thing I have learned in my studies of aromatherapy is there so much information available that I believe it possible to continue studying the field indefinitely! That being said, I can’t imagine withholding information! I encourage you to research the source of your oils and make sure you get solid advice on what not to do with that precious little bottle! Given the amount of information “out there”, you are always welcome to message me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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