Pure essential oils are natural and many people don’t consider that they may be allergic to essential oils for that reason. Although a natural substance, an essential oil can cause allergic reactions in some people. If you think about it, people suffer from hay fever and other pollen allergies which often relate to pollen and seeds, again ‘natural’ elements.
For this reason, if you haven’t used a particular essential oil, and you know you are a sensitive person, it is best to do a skin patch test before using the essential oil in full. Some essential oils carry warnings that they may cause sensitization but even those which don’t may cause an allergic reaction.
That being said, I am a sensitive person myself and have not experienced any allergic reactions to essential oils – but then again, everyone is different!
If you have experienced allergic reactions to an essential oil please post a comment and let me know…
Although I am more interested in the clinical side of essential oils and aromatherapy and how essential oils can be used to treat various problems, I also offer aromatherapy gifts through my web stores (both Sedona Aromatherapie and Chocolate Aromatherapy). I find it useful as a way of reaching people who may not have otherwise become interested in aromatherapy.
I have had a wedding section in the Sedona Aromatherapie web store for quite a while now but haven’t really promoted it. In the next month or so, I intend to look at that section again and update it. In conjunction with this, I will be building a new web site, aromatherapywedding.com, which I hope to launch in the Spring of 2010.
Recently, I did some aromatherapy wedding favors for a client, which promoted me to write the article Alternative Wedding Favor Ideas – Aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy can be used to reach many people in many ways, so why not introduce it into a wedding? Aromatherapy wedding favors and gifts are a unique way to introduce wedding guests to aromatherapy and perhaps start some onto a whole new way of looking at things…..
So, although I will continue to learn and train in the use of essential oils for specific problems, I also plan to offer unique aromatherapy gifts too in my web stores for the near future. I will keep you posted of any other unique aromatherapy gift ideas I discover!
If you have any comments on aromatherapy gift ideas for weddings or for other events please leave me a comment!
Sometimes beig a woman is not easy! Especially for those that suffer from pain caused by menstrual cramps throughout their lives. Menstrual cramps can impact greatly on a woman’s life for a few days every month, making it an effort for you to get through your day, never mind carry out the routine tasks expected of you at work, home and play.
Essential oils can help allieviate some of the pain associated with menstrual cramps but it is important to find a combination of essential oils which suit you.
Some general suggestions for essential oils which can help with menstrual cramps include:
One particular blend of essential oils which I find useful for relieving menstrual cramps is:
blended together in apricot kernel carrier oil. As I’ve said in a previous post, the carrier oil is just as important in some instances as the essential oil. I use apricot kernel oil in a lot of blends for pain relief but there are other carrier oils too which could be used. I will be posting carrier oil profiles over the coming months, so keep reading, and like I’ve profiled many essential oils over the past year, I eventually hope to have a ‘library’ of carrier oil profiles too!
If you have any suggestions of your own for using essential oils for menstrual cramps please post me a comment and let me know!
Clary Sage Essential Oil
Clary sage essential oil is a very good oil for the ladies! It helps with a lot of problems women suffer from PMS to menopausal problems. However, clary sage essential oil shouldn’t be confused with common sage essential oil which is more toxic in its actions.
To learn more read my latest article, Clary Sage Essential Oil.
If you have any suggestions or comments on the use of Clary Sage essential oil please post me a comment!