Over the years, I’ve been asked hundreds of times about diffusing, ingesting, and applying essential oils to the skin. In the links below, you will find information that will help you make an educated decision. If you already use EOs and are happy, that is your choice, But I choose to avoid them as best as possible. What I share and what I have been sharing for over a decade about EOs is because I was physically harmed as have many other women I know. That said, I don’t believe in acting like a bully because someone enjoys something that I and others have found to be unhealthy or unsafe. However, I will continue to educate and bring awareness to this topic.
Hidden Hazards In Common Consumer Products & Their Effect On Indoor Environments & Health –
Dr. Anne Steinemann Lecture. Click Here
Fragrance-Free & EO Free Home Products – Updated Post with PDF. Click Here
More pets are getting sick and dying from this common household item. Click Here
Are essential oils dangerous to pets? Click Here
Essential Oil Diffusers Can Be Hazardous to Pets. Click Here
Some essential oils may trigger seizures. Click Here
Are Essential Oils Mentioned in The Bible? Click Here
Lavender Products Associated With Premature Thelarche and Prepubertal Gynecomastia: Case Reports and Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical Activities Click Here
Maternal Reproductive Toxicity of Some Essential Oils and Their Constituents. Click Here
Occupational allergic contact dermatitis from essential oils in aromatherapists. Contact Dermatitis.
Contact allergy to essential oils: current patch test results (2000-2008) from the Information Network of Departments of Dermatology (IVDK). Contact Dermatitis. Click Here
Volatile Chemical Emissions from Essential Oils (both regular and organic). Click Here
Volatile chemical emissions from essential oils with therapeutic claims. Click Here
Essential oils and their single compounds in cosmetics – a critical review. Click Here
Results of patch testing with lavender oil in Japan. Contact Dermatitis. Click Here
Lavender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reaction in mice and rats. Click Here
Further important sensitizers in patients sensitive to fragrances. Contact Dermatitis. Click Here
Airborne contact dermatitis caused by essential oils in a child. Dermatitis. Click Here
Gas chromatography: an investigative tool in multiple allergies to essential oils. Contact Dermatitis.
Allergic contact dermatitis following exposure to essential oils. Click Here
The fragranced products phenomenon: air quality and health, science and policy. Click Here
Essential oil related seizures (EORS): A multi-center prospective study on essential oils and seizures in adults. Click Here
Occupational contact dermatitis due to essential oils. Click Here
Evaluation of the toxicity of 17 essential oils against Choristoneura rosaceana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and Trichoplusia ni (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) – Click Here – “CONCLUSIONS: Based on these results, patchouli oil and other essential oils have sufficient efficacy to be considered as components of an essential oil-based insecticide that targets these lepidopteran pests.”
Allergie airborne contact dermatitis from essential oils used in aromatherapy. Click Here
*Note that the above links are just a few of the published papers available on this topic.
For a list of Products that do not contain essential oils or fragrances, click here.
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