Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a holistic therapy that uses essential oils to improve one’s health and psychological well-being. Essential oils are highly concentrated extracts from the aromatic parts of herbs, flowers, trees and grasses.

How are essential oils used?
Because essential oils are highly concentrated, they need to be used with care. Apply them by the drop.

Can I use essential oils internally?
No.  We never recommend internal use of essential oils.  Essential oils are very concentrated and, therefore, can be potentially toxic if taken internally.  Also, ingesting oil is very dangerous because some of the oils are skin and mucous membrane irritants.

Can I use essential oils if I’m pregnant?  
Yes, however you should do so with caution. It is suggested avoiding the use of essential oils during the first trimester, and then use only a 1% dilution (or less) for the duration of the pregnancy.  Oils that are suggested as safe are Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Mandarin, Neroli, Tangerine and Ylang Ylang.

Are essential oils safe to use on children or the elderly? 
Yes, but it is suggested that no more than 1% dilution be used due to children and elderly sensitivities.  Examples of oils which are safe to use on children are

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