Always dilute your essential oil in a carrier oil when first trying out an oil (coconut oil, grape-seed, primrose, hemp seed oil… they all have different benefits to best suit your needs!) Applying the essential oil directly onto the skin can sometimes be harsh if you have sensitive skin.
There are no known interactions with essential oils and prescription medications documented in medical literature.
Not all essential oils are safe for everyone. Certain oils should be kept away from children, pets, and pregnant women.
Essential oils are to plants as blood is to humans, it is their life force.
The Essential Facts:
Essential oils are composed of around 40 million trillion molecules per single drop. The human body is only composed of about 100 trillion cells… Mind blown. The molecules that make up essential oils are extremely small, allowing one drop of oil to be jam packed with an incomprehensible amount of molecular goodness. The benefit of these molecules being so small is they can easily pass into all tissues and actually enter the cell membrane! The body is capable of transporting these light little molecules all over the body in minutes after being applied and enter directly into your cells. They are highly volatile allowing the tiny molecules to easily and effectively take over the air space with their aroma, seconds after simply opening the bottle.
There is no regulatory agency in the US to certify or over-see essential oils on the market. So long as there’s one tiny drop of pure essential oil in the mixture they can label their products “100% pure essential oil” and fill the bottle with fillers and synthetics. They’re not lying, there is one tiny drop of 100% pure essential oil in there out of the 100 drops in the bottle. They’re just being smart with their marketing, so YOU be smart with your purchasing.
Historical use of essential oils dates back to the Egyptians over 5000 years ago. Egyptians used frankincense and myrrh as part of their embalming process.
In 1910 Dr. Rene Gattefosse, a French chemist burnt his arm badly, grabbed the only thing he had near by, lavender essential oil, and sha-bam, you guessed it. The places he applied the lavender were left without any severe burns or scarring. He then went on to invent the term “aromatherapy” in the 1920’s.
There are no known interactions with essential oils and prescription medications documented in medical literature. David Stewart, PhD states, “I researched essential oil and drug interactions thoroughly when I was writing my chemistry book and was unable to find a single citation or publication that indicated any adverse reactions between drugs and essential oils anywhere.”
After two 10-minute aromatherapy sprays with Bergamot essential oil on elementary school teachers, the parasympathetic nervous system was enhanced and shown on corresponding physiological parameters.Aromatherapy seems to drive autonomic nervous activity toward a balanced state. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3092730/
Studies have shown that monoterpenes exert antitumor activities and suggest that these components are a new class of cancer chemopreventive agents. (Elson and Yu, 1994; Kelloff et al., 1996; Crowell, 1999).
Limonene, a main constituent of orange and citrus peel oils, has been reported to exert antitumor activity against mammary gland, lung, liver, stomach, and skin cancers in rodents. (Elegbede et al., 1986; Wattenberg and Coccia, 1991; Crowell and Gould, 1994; Mills et al., 1995; Kawamori et al., 1996).