Complete Guide to Essential Oils/Safety
Some oils present specific dangers to people who are pregnant, or have medical conditions. In addition to the precautions below, if you are pregnant or have an existing medical condition, always check with your doctor before using essential oils or trying aromatherapy.
Dosage[edit | edit source]
In every medicine field, both traditional and alternative, it is understood that there can be too much of a good thing. In both synthetic and all natural medicines, a dose too large becomes a poison rather than a medicine. In standard medicine, this is taken care of for you by a doctor. You may want to consider asking your doctor for advice before using essential oils.
Even if an oil has beneficial properties when used correctly, that same oil can cause harm when misused, or even simply overused. Furthermore, not all bodies react positively to every oil. If an oil makes you feel ill, regardless of what effects it is supposed to have, you should stop using it and talk to a doctor.
Pregnancy[edit | edit source]
The following oils should not be used by pregnant women.
- Bay Laurel
- Black Pepper
- Carrot Seed
- Cedarwood, Atlas
- Cedarwood, Virginian
- Chamomile, German
- Chamomile, Roman
- Clary Sage
- Juniper Berry
- Rose Geranium
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