To fully enjoy all the benefits of essential oils without any of the disadvantages, it is very important to provide a few tips and precautions which govern their appropriate use.
Even though the choice of essential oils and their use only presents a minimal risk and side effects, we cannot state categorically that tolerance will be 100%. In the event of a suspect reaction, you should interrupt application. It could be that your skin is allergic to an aromatic molecule or that it is irritated by the causticity of an essential oil or perhaps that your digestive tract (in the case of ingestion) does not tolerate one or other of these plant-based quintessences.
Listening to your body to understand illness is a duty. Listening to your body after a treatment of whatever kind is also a duty. Scientific aromatherapy is not always the answer and does not necessarily suit everyone. In this way, the results may be optimum or may disappoint. It is not so much the science that should be questioned in the event of failure but certainly the proper understanding of the illness for the best choice of essential oils.
Using essential oils on pregnant or breastfeeding women or on small children is perfectly acceptable BUT does call for special precautions. The authorised opinion of the therapist is vital.
When archaeologists discover the tombs of the Egyptian Pharaohs and other dignitaries, they did not have any difficulty in identifying what was contained in the small alabaster vases, by simply placing them under their nostrils they can pick up the intact odour... which is some 3,000 years old.
The information presented on this site may under no circumstances be substituted for a medical act which is indispensable for the establishment of a credible diagnosis. For any use of essential oils with a therapeutic goal, consult a doctor. The authors decline all responsibility as regards the poor application of the information presented.