The products, which are diffused, used on the skin and even added to food and drink, are up to 70 times the strength of the plant they’re derived from.
— Read on www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/concerns-consumers-popularity-powerful-essential-oils-increases
Please also read the article as it has additional important information not in the news clip.
What those trained in the field already know:
• avoid using essential oils undiluted on the skin or at high concentration levels
• do not ingest essential oils
• pay attention to your daily accumulated use. If you’re diffusing, applying topically throughout the day you may experience adverse side-effects
• verify the qualifications of the person you are dealing with
Another solution, get trained! Find a school.
In Canada: CFA – CFA – Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists
In the US: National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy