Aromatherapy Safety

MarjoramAromatherapy is a subject that is more involved that simply following one’s nose – there’s a chemistry and science behind it all. “Natural” does not immediately mean “safe”, but many companies are misleading the public to think otherwise. After trying to separate reliable information from questionable sources, I have decided to delve into proper, safe aromatherapy knowledge.

These resources are a stepping stone to helping you make informed decisions on how aromatherapy is used in your life.

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I have completed the first level of aromatherapy certification through the West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy and am currently wrapping up the Clinical level. I already carry medical liability insurance and have been working on my case studies in order to increase working hours custom blending oils to help clients with their health goals.avocado-and-honey

These links are being updated with more information, so check back often!

General essential safety and dilution guidelines, click here. (Please note that there are some oils that require lower dilutions than listed under general information. Those oils that are generally labeled “GRAS” or “Generally regarded as safe” should follow the general guidelines for dilution. Otherwise, follow the dilution guidelines provided on the bottle.)

Essential oils during pregnancy and on children: click here.

Reaction vs. Detox: click here

Essential oil use in the sun and while tanning, click here.

Essential Oils and Shelf Life, click here.

Essential Oils and Ingestion: click here
Terms used, click here.

Individual oil profiles

1347441614bergamotNote: When “maximum topical use” is listed, please do not use more than this amount. “Maximum cosmetic use” generally refers to facial applications and sensitive areas. If no maximum topical use indication is listed, follow the general dilution guide in the safety pamphlet provided.

Bergamot
Chamomile (Roman)
Cinnamon (Leaf and Bark)
Clary Sage
Cypress
Eucalyptus
Geranium
Ginger
Juniper
Lavender
Lemon
Sweet Marjoram
Orange
Petitgrain